In fact, people spend hundreds of thousands of dollars per year on premade spice rubs. The funny part is, you probably have all the ingredients to make your own custom spice rub at home. I bet you’ll think this Steakhouse Steak Rub is better than anything in a bottle!
Steakhouse Steak Rub is a secret recipe that I received from a friend at a 5-star steakhouse. You won’t beleive how easy it is to make and how delicious your steak will taste!
There are a couple of things that set high-end steakhouses above the rest: prime cuts of beef, a broiler that can reach up to 1800 degrees, maitre d’hotel butter and steak rub. And yes, most steakhouses use a broiler, not a grill, so throw that the notion that all delicious steaks need a flame right out the window.
While most of us won’t ever have an oven that reaches 1800 degrees, we can purchase a perfectly marbled steak and prepare maitre d’hotel butter and steak rub, both being relatively simple. The steakhouse style rub will be the easiest out of the three. In fact, you probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry!
Steakhouse Steak Rub can also be used on chicken or fish and I’ve even sprinkled this concoction on salads using a vinegar based dressing like Fresh Herb Vinaigrette or Garlic Balsamic Vinaigrette. And once… I even used it on bread for a smoky steakhouse garlic bread.
Steakhouse Steak Rub beef can be prepared in a cast iron skillet, in the oven or even on the grill. For best results, massage steakhouse steak rub into your meat and wrap it in plastic wrap for at least 30 minutes, but up to 24 hours to really allow the salt to tenderize and flavors to marry.
Don’t let it sit much longer, as the salt will get to a point where the beef will start to harden and just be plain salty instead of tenderized. In fact, you can even reduce the amount of salt, if desired.
If you like making your own homemade spice mixes, here are a few more you might like!
- 3 tablespoons kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon celery salt
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 tablespoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Massage into your favorite cuts of beef and cook as desired.
If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was!