Steak Rub Recipe -  An Easy-to-Make,
Tasty Blend of Spices and Dried Herbs

This homemade steak rub is really quick and easy-to-make using a mix of herbs and spices that will add huge flavours, mouthwatering aromas and season your meat beautifully whether you're grilling, frying or oven cooking. (See the bottom of the page for links to more of my recipes)

Ingredients: (makes about 9-10 tablespoons)

3 tbsp coriander seeds
2 tbsp black peppercorns
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp mustard powder
4 tsp paprika powder
4 tsp dried rosemary
4 tsp dried basil
2 tsp onion powder
2-3 tsp salt (see note 2 below)

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon


  • Grind the coriander seeds, peppercorns, rosemary and salt 
  • Add to a bowl
  • Stir in the onion, garlic, paprika, mustard and chili powders
  • Finally, crumble in the dried basil and give another stir

Store your dry rub for steak in an airtight jar out of direct sunlight. Use within 3 months.

Note: Dry toasting the coriander and peppercorns for a few minutes prior to cooling and grinding will add even more flavour to your finished blend and is well worth doing if you have the time.

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Note 2: It's fine to use regular table salt for this steak seasoning; however, for even more flavour, I recommend using a quality rock/sea/kosher salt. These are also less processed and therefore a little healthier.

Ingredient Note: This steak rub uses certain whole ingredients which add fab flavours. However, if you don't have whole available, just use pre-ground powders and reduce the quantity you use by about half. So instead of 2 tablespoons of peppercorns you would use 1 tablespoon of ground pepper. Reduce any others you don't have whole by half as well and stir in with any other powders when making.

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