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Most steaks can speak for themselves without any extra flavor or spices other than some salt and pepper. Still, that doesn’t mean you can’t give your steaks a boost once in a while! Steak rubs are perfect for when you want a different flavor than the usual. If you do them right, they can even enhance the natural taste of your beef to give you an extra shot of spice in each bite.
This herb steak rub is one you’ll want to keep on hand for summer grilling nights. Its blend of rosemary, thyme, garlic, and other spices not only gives your steak a bold new taste, but it can also enhance that crispy sear you crave on grilled beef.
Best of all, you can chop and mix your spices in about five minutes for a quick, flavorful rub you’ll want to use again and again!
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- 4 10 oz ribeye steaks
- 3 tsp ground black pepper
- 2 tsp Sea salt
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 2 tbsp dried minced onion
- 2 tbsp dried oregano
- 2 tbsp dried rosemary
- 2 tbsp dried thyme
- 1 tbsp paprika
- If using your own dried herbs, like rosemary and thyme, chop them as finely as possible.
- Mix together the herbs and spices in a small bowl.
- Sprinkle a generous amount of herb rub onto each piece of meat and use your hands to rub it into the meat, covering all areas.
- Allow rub to sit on the meat for about 15 minutes before cooking using your desired method.
- Store all leftover rub in an airtight container in a cool, dry, dark cabinet.
This is one of the simplest ways you can elevate the flavor of steak without buying condiments and steak seasonings from the store. If you store it properly, you can double or triple the recipe to make a larger batch to keep for several months at a time. Don’t forget to check out our other delicious steak recipes and ideas over at Steak University. From steak cooking methods to inspiration for new side dishes, we have plenty of ideas for you to create restaurant-worthy steak meals at home.