Easy Steak Seasoning



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This easy steak seasoning recipe is the perfect blend of spices and takes your steak to the next level! It is the best way to season steak for flavorful results every time.

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When it comes to creating flavorful, savory steak, there’s one secret weapon that stands above the rest – the perfect steak seasoning! Forget store-bought blends filled with preservatives; it’s time to make your own from scratch! Every pinch, sprinkle, and dash transforms an ordinary cut of meat into a masterpiece. This easy steak seasoning is easy to keep on hand anytime you want to whip up the perfect steak!

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Homemade Seasoning Blends

I love making my own seasoning blends from scratch. Just like in my homemade taco seasoning, making your own spice blends allows you to customize it exactly to your liking. You have control over the intensity of each ingredient, allowing you to create a blend that perfectly suits your taste preferences and recipes. You also avoid extra preservatives and additives that are sometimes found in store-bought spice blends to enhance shelf life and prevent clumping.

Creating your own blends ensures the use of fresh, high-quality ingredients. You can adjust quantities based on your needs, reducing the chances of having stale or expired spices in your blend. Making your own allows you to reduce the salt content without sacrificing flavor. Pre-packaged blends may be more expensive, as you are paying for the convenience of having them pre-mixed. Making your own can be a budget-friendly (and best of all delicious) alternative. Keep this steak seasoning blend in your pantry to make the best steak!

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Steak Seasoning Ingredients

Here is a list of the ingredients that make up this easy steak seasoning. For the full recipe and all measurements, see the recipe card at the bottom of the post. Whisk everything together and store in an airtight container or jar.

  • Garlic powder: Adds a robust and savory flavor to the seasoning.
  • Onion powder: Adds a sweet and savory onion flavor that perfectly compliments the steak.
  • Red pepper flakes: Bring a touch of heat and a subtle smokiness to the blend. The level of heat is customizable, so feel free to add more for a spicier seasoning, or less if you are sensitive to heat.
  • Chili powder: Contributes warmth, depth, and a hint of smokiness to the seasoning.
  • Paprika: Made from dried peppers, it has a vibrant color and a mild, slightly sweet flavor.
  • Coriander: Comes from the seeds of the cilantro plant and adds a citrusy and slightly sweet undertone to the seasoning.
  • Ground mustard: Provides a sharp and tangy flavor.
  • Dried Thyme: Adds a herbaceous and earthy flavor, along with a layer of freshness.
  • Black pepper: A classic spice that adds a mildly spicy kick that enhances the overall flavor of the seasoning.
  • Brown sugar: Adds a touch of sweetness and balances out the heat and acidity from other spices.
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How to Make Steak With Steak Seasoning

While this is a steak seasoning, it is also delicious on chicken or vegetables! Here is how to make a steak with steak seasoning.

  1. Choose your steak: Filet mignon, ribeye, strip steak, sirloin, t-bone, etc.
  2. Prepare your steak. Allow it to come to room temperature and pat it dry.
  3. Season the meat. Season the surface of the steak on both sides generously with this Easy Steak Seasoning blend.
  4. Cook the steak. The stovetop, grill, smoker, and broiler are all great options. When it is cooked to your desired doneness, allow the steak to rest for a few minutes and enjoy.

Storing Homemade Seasonings

Keep this seasoning blend in an airtight container in your pantry for up to three months. A jar with a lid works great for storing. Take out what you need for your steak and put the rest back in your pantry.

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Easy Steak Seasoning

This easy homemade steak seasoning is the perfect blend of spices and takes your steak to the next level! It is the best way to season steak!
Prep Time: 5 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard
  • 1 tablespoon dried Thyme
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar


Steak Seasoning Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine. Use steak seasoning immediately or store in an airtight container for future use (a mason jar works well for this!).

Cooking Steak with Steak Seasoning

  • Choose your cut of steak – filet mignon, ribeye, strip steak, sirloin, t-bone, etc.
  • Allow steak to come to room temperature.
  • Pat the steak dry.
  • Season the surface of the steak on both sides generously with this Easy Steak Seasoning blend.
  • Cook the steak using your preferred method – stovetop, grill, smoker, broiler until it is cooked to your desired doneness.
  • Allow the steak to rest for a few minutes, then enjoy.
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