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How to Prepare a Steak Rub at Home: Easy Spice Mix

Spices are the soul of any food. This steak rub recipe is like the magic touch you need for that extraordinary taste and flavors in your grilled meat. This spice mix is a perfect blend of taste and savory that tenderizes your steak.  Hence, store it in a jar along with your other kitchen essentials to make the best use of it.

Final steak rub mix kept in an air tight jar

Some quick info about steak rub

I believe everyone has their way of using spices and I don’t criticize a simple salt and pepper sprinkle over a steak when it’s cut well. But seasoning plays a significant part to mix up the flavors and add some extra love.

Earlier I was pretty unsure that up to what extent the right blend of spices and herbs can change the entire flavor of a dish. This homemade steak rub recipe is kind of an experiment that I came across. So it is a little bit tweaked like a bit of this ingredient and a bit of that to achieve that perfect ratio.

So, after a lot of trial and error, the steak rub is finally in its best version. Like in the early days the people who mixed spice where called the real magicians. No, I’m not calling myself one, but tried my best to get something perfect for my grilled recipes.

Essential ground spices for steak rub recipe

Preparing the spice mix

This spice mix has a base of salt and pepper and the flavor originates from here. Crushed red pepper flakes and cayenne pepper are the ingredients that add up the heat. Then paprika, crushed coriander seeds, onion powder, and garlic powder does the rest of the job to make this particular steak rub recipe the best in business.

red chilly powder and paprika powder for steak rub recipe

Prepare the steak rub – To make this steak rub preparation for seasoning there’s only one simple step. Just combine all the ingredients in a small bowl. Try to mix it using a fork or a whisk to mix well and break up any clumps if present.

Quick Tip: Make sure to use a dry bowl if you’re thinking of storing the mix in a jar. Even for instant seasoning on a steak use a dry bowl.

Store it in a jar for future use or instantly for marinating. This unique spice mix can also be a great gifting option. In such I prepare for the maximum quantity as possible and give a package to my near and dear ones or just as a kind gesture to a friend who loves food.

Final steak rub mix kept in an air tight jar

Above Image Source: The ultimate dry rub

Final steak rub mix kept in an air tight jar

How to prepare a steak rub at home

Honestly speaking this steak rub is a savory, just a hint of spiciness and peppery warmth that really complements a steak or a fillet. In an airtight jar it lasts for weeks.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword grill mates steak rub, spices for steak rub, steak dry rub recipe, Steak rub, steak rub and marinade, steak rub and marinades, steak rub for grilling, steak rub grill, steak rub recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Author Joyjeet Sarkar


  • 2 tbsp fresh cracked black pepper
  • 2 tbsp kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp crushed coriander seeds (not powdered)
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp cayenne pepper


  • Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl and stir well to combine. And that’s it! Store the spice mix in an air tight jar.


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You can do the adjustment in the number of servings in the recipe as per your cooking, so do the math carefully for the ingredients. Although instructions will remain as it is.

Nutrition Facts

Simple steak seasoning
Amount Per Serving 1/3 cup (5 to 6 servings)
Calories 10              Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g                                            0%
  Saturated Fat 0g                     0%
Cholesterol 0mg                           0%
Sodium 3490mg                       152%
Carbohydrates 2g                        1%
  Dietary fiber 1g                        2%
Protein 0g.
Calcium 12mg                               1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition is generally for one serving. The number of servings is stated above and is my estimate of the normal serving size for this recipe.
All nutritional information is estimated and may vary from your actual results. This is home cooking, and there are many variables. To taste ingredients such as salt will be my estimate of the average user.

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