This homemade easy steak seasoning recipe is a simple yet delicious way to add flavor and zest to your steak. You can use it on any type of steak, from sirloin to ribeye. All you need are a few basic ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry and you will be ready to make steakhouse level steak at home!
If you enjoy making your own spice mixes be sure to try this Sugar Free Pork Rub Recipe too.
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Why You’ll This Recipe
- This steak seasoning blend is incredibly versatile, making it perfect for any type of steak.
- You can use it as a rub or marinade, whichever you prefer.
- Easy way to add flavor without sugar keeping this blend of spices low carb.
- It has the right blend of herbs and spices to really bring out the flavor in your steak.
- Plus, it takes just minutes to make so you can have restaurant quality steak without the hassle.
- This homemade seasoning mix doesn’t include salt or sugar, so you can customize it to suit your tastebuds.
You only need a few basic kitchen tools to help you make this simple homemade steak seasoning. Grab these tools and get ready to enjoy a flavorful meal with your family.
- small bowl
- airtight container or mason jar
- spoon or whisk
You will need a few simple spices and herbs to help you make this homemade spice blend.
For best tasting steak seasoning make sure your spices and herbs aren’t over 6 months old. If they don’t smell flavorful, then they should be replaced.
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- ground black pepper
- dried basil leaves
- dried thyme leaves
- dried parsley leaves
- Smoked paprika
How to Make This Homemade Easy Steak Seasoning Recipe
This seasoning mix takes minutes to whisk up. You will have a deliciously seasoned steak in no time at all.
Step 1: Add all the ingredients to a small bowl
Place ingredients in a small bowl and whisk the ingredients.
Step 2: Store until ready to use
Store in an air tight container.
Step 3: Use the seasoning
Pat steak with a dry paper towel on both sides of the steak if they are overly wet. Sprinkle steak seasoning on the steak and spread it with your fingers. Pat down so the spices become moist from the steak. Repeat on opposite side of the steak. Allow the steaks to sit a room temperature for 30 minutes before cooking.
Step 4: Cook the steak
Grill or pan sear steak for 6-12 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches the doneness you desire.
Cook Temperatures for Steaks
If you want to make sure that your steaks turn out the prefect temperature every time that you make them, use these internal temperatures as a guide to make sure that you get your desired doneness.
- Rare 120°F- 130°F
- Medium Rare 130°F – 135°F
- Medium 135°F – 145°F
- Medium well 145°F -155°F
- Well Done 155°F +
What To Serve With This Dish
Substitutions and Additions
Here are a few tried and true ways that you can personalize this delicious steak seasoning recipe.
- Add a bit of cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, or chili powder for a kick of flavor.
- Mix in some ground mustard or dried rosemary for a more complex flavor profile.
- Try adding a pinch of brown sugar for sweetness.
- Swap out the smoked paprika for regular paprika to reduce the smoky flavor.
How To Store
Store the homemade seasoning in an airtight container for up to six months. Be sure to keep it in a cool dark and dry place. I like to use a glass jar or reuse a spice jar to mix this recipe.
Sandra’s Pro Tips
Here are a few tips to ensure that these steaks turn out perfectly for you every time that you make them.
- Since this seasoning blend does not include salt, use a finishing salt like Malden after your steak is cooked.
- You could also use kosher salt or sea salt on your steaks before adding the steak seasoning mix. Grind fresh salt on both sides of the steak before adding the steak spice mix.
- After seasoning allow the steaks to reach room temperature for 30 minutes before cooking for the best flavor.
- The best way to ensure the seasoning sticks to the steak is to rub it in or pat it into the meat with your fingers.
- You could also rub your steak with a little olive oil before you season it for a nice crust or add a little oil to the pan before cooking the steak.
Do you have questions about this easy steak seasoning recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this recipe.
Add 1/2 cup of oil, a teaspoon of vinegar, and a tablespoon of this seasoning mix together in a bag or bowl to make a homemade marinade.
Absolutely, if you cook steak often you can double or even triple this homemade seasoning mix.
I like to use about 1/2 – 1 teaspoon per steak, but you can instead adjust this to suit your tastebuds depending on how heavily seasoned you want your steak.
Other Delicious Homemade Seasonings You May Enjoy
- Taco Seasoning Mix – Ditch the packets and use this Mexican seasoning mix for all your Latin dishes.
- Poultry Seasoning Mix – Use on any cut of poultry for a easy way to add flavor to your meal.
- Ranch Dressing Mix – You will love having this in your spice drawer. Use to make homemade ranch dressing or dip. You can also add to recipes like this Mississippi Pot Roast.
- Homemade Fish Seasoning – This flavorful spice can be used on any variety of fish or seafood.
Easy Steak Seasoning Recipe
- 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 ½ teaspoons onion powder
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons dried basil
- 2 teaspoons dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1 Tablespoon Smoked paprika
- Steak Seasoning
- Place spices in a small bowl and mix ingredients with a whisk or spoon.
- Store in an airtight container.
- To Use Steak Rub
- Pat steak with a dry paper towel on both sides of the steak is the steak is overly wet.
- Sprinkle steak seasoning on the steak and spread it with your fingers.
- Pat down so the spices become moist from the steak. Repeat on opposite side of the steak.
- Allow the steak to come to room temperature.
- Grill or pan sear steak for 6-12 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches the doneness you desire.
Steak Cooking TemperaturesRare 120°F- 130°F
Medium Rare 130°F – 135°F
Medium 135°F – 145°F
Medium well 145°F -155°F
Well Done 155°F +
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