This homemade steak rub is the perfect combination of spices to take your grilled steaks to the next level! Made with only 5 spices and free from sugar or caffeine, this is truly the best steak rub. Say good-bye to boring grilled steaks!
This is one of those recipes that gets passed around and around. Someone shared it with my Mom years ago and she recently shared it with me. I am sure the chain links far and wide because this steak rub is seriously ridiculous good.
Not only is it totally free of sugar and caffeine but it’s literally made with five spices that I guarantee you already have in your pantry.
STEAK RUB INGREDIENTS
- Kosher Salt
- Black Pepper
- Smoked Paprika
- Garlic Powder
We have used this homemade steak rub on everything from ribeyes, strip steaks, flank steak, tri-tip, and even London broil. It’s goooooooood on all of it. Start with about 1/2 tablespoon per steak. Add more if you need to but a little goes a long way. If you use too much, your steaks will be too salty and have a major kick.
Make sure to serve your steak with my Homemade Steak Sauce – it’s junk-free and easy to make!
STEAK DINNER SIDES
Since you are making steak for dinner, let me share some of my favorite side dishes:
I can’t wait to hear how you use this steak rub and what you think of it. Whatever you do, make sure you print it and keep passing it on 😉
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This homemade steak rub is the perfect combination of spices to take your grilled steaks to the next level! Made with only 5 spices and free from sugar or caffeine, this is truly the best steak rub!
- 3.5 Tablespoons kosher salt
- 3.5 Tablespoons black pepper
- 2 Tablespoons smoked sweet paprika
- 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
Combine ingredients together in a small mason jar. Seal and shake until well mixed.
Use 1/2 Tablespoon per steak to season (1/4 Tablespoon per side). You can put the rub on immediately before cooking or up to 2 hours in advance.
UPDATE NOTES: Please note that this recipe was originally published in June 2016, but was updated in May 2019 with new photos, nutritional information, and more helpful information.