Making your own steak seasoning recipe is quick, easy, and will help you save money in the long run.
Made with a blend of garlic powder, salt, pepper, paprika and thyme you can create a simple steak seasoning mix that will enhance the flavor of your steak and impress your friends and family at your next barbecue.
The best part is you have complete control over the ingredients and can customize the blend to your liking.
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While there are many pre-made steak seasonings available at grocery stores, homemade steak seasoning allows for customization and quality control.
With a blend of garlic, thyme, and sea salt, you'll experience incredible flavor and the added paprika not only enhances the taste but also adds a beautiful pop of color to your dish.
You could also use this steak seasoning blend on top of fresh steamed vegetables or for making hamburgers. Read my post on Tips on How to Grill the Best Burger for even more ideas.
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👩🍳Simple Steak Seasoning
- Store the seasoning mix in an airtight container, away from heat and light
- To use, sprinkle the seasoning liberally on both sides of the steak before cooking
- Allow the steak to rest for a few minutes after cooking to let the juices redistribute
- Experiment with different ratios of spices to create your own unique blend of seasoning mix
Main Ingredients Needed:
This is an overview of the ingredients and instructions. Be sure to see the recipe card below for exact quantities, detailed instructions and special notes.
💡 Substitutions and Variations
- If you're not a fan of paprika, it's okay to leave it out. It's mainly used for color.
- However, if you want a smoky flavor, try smoked paprika!
- If you want even more flavor, you can add a tablespoon of onion powder or dried onion.
Step 1 | Combine the Ingredients
- Combine the ingredients into a small bowl and stir to combine.
- Add the seasoning mix to a mason jar and store in your pantry.
♨️How to use Simple Steak Seasoning
- It's best to add the homemade seasoning mix just before grilling steaks or hamburgers. This allows the seasoning to adhere to the surface of the meat and enhances the flavor during grilling.
- Simply coat both sides of the steak with about 1-2 teaspoons the seasoning mix and allow it to sit at room temperature for 20-30 minutes before placing it on the grill.
- If you add the seasoning too far in advance, the salt in the mix can draw out moisture from the meat, resulting in a dry and tough steak.
- By adding the seasoning just before grilling, you'll achieve a flavorful crust on the outside while ensuring a juicy and tender interior.
📌The steak seasoning has just the right amount of garlic, pepper and salt to bring out the flavor of the steak.
- Store this seasoning mix in a sealed container in your pantry.
- It'll stay fresh for up to a month or two.
- However, you should not freeze it.
🍽 Make it a Meal
Here are a few of our favorite side dishes that are perfect to add to this grilled steak meal:
- Scalloped Potatoes - filled with plenty of cheese, these potatoes are a great side dish to any meal, but especially grilled steak!
- Mac and Cheese is another favorite. I have two different recipes for you, traditional oven-baked Mac and Cheese and my stove top Panera Mac and Cheese Copycat Recipe.
- Or try my son's favorite Twice Baked Stuffed Potatoes.
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When stored properly in an airtight container in a cool, dry place, homemade seasoning mix can last for up to two months. However, the potency of the spices will gradually decrease over time, so it's best to make small batches and use them up within a few months for optimal flavor. If you notice that your seasoning mix has lost its aroma or taste, it's time to discard and make a fresh batch.
It's not necessary to add oil or butter to a steak before applying the seasoning mix, but doing so can add extra flavor and help the seasoning adhere to the surface of the meat. It can also help prevent the steak from sticking to the grill or pan. If you choose to add oil or butter, use a small amount and evenly coat both sides of the steak before applying the seasoning mix.
The amount of seasoning mix you use on each steak depends on personal preference and the size of the steak. As a general rule, you can use about 1-2 teaspoons of seasoning mix per pound of meat. Sprinkle the seasoning liberally on both sides of the steak, making sure to coat the entire surface evenly. Remember that the seasoning mix contains salt, so if you're watching your sodium intake, you may want to use less or skip the salt altogether. It's always better to start with less seasoning and add more if needed, as you can't take it away once it's been added.
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- 1 tablespoon Sea Salt
- 1 tablespoon Cracked Black Pepper
- 1 tablespoon Granulated Garlic
- 1 tablespoon Paprika
- 1 tablespoon Thyme
- Combine all the ingredients together in a bowl.
- Store in a air tight container or mason jar. for one month.
- Do not freeze.
If you want even more flavor, you can add a tablespoon of onion powder or dried onion.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 14Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1271mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g
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