Simple steak seasoning to add more flavor to your favorite cut of beef. Nothing too excessive, a few simple flavors to give your juicy steaks that special something. The seasoning will go with just about anything, so don’t be afraid to make all your favorite side dishes.
Usually, I’m a firm believer in letting the steak speak for itself and season it simple with salt and pepper. But there are times, where you want a little more flavor on that beautifully seared skin.
When cooking a great cut of steak, you may want to leave the seasoning out and focus on the steak. When we’re talking less flavorful steaks, tougher cuts, and cuts that are not primal cuts, a little extra flavor will brighten it right up. This seasoning is also great for slow-roasting beef in the oven, slow-cooking, and smoking alike.
Nothing but simple flavor enhancing magic of salt and pepper with some garlic powder, onion powder, and dried herbs added. You need just 5 minutes to mix it all together and it will last up to 6 months in an air-tight jar. Feel free to make an extra batch and store for the next time you’ll be making some delicious meat.
WHAT IS IN SIMPLE STEAK SEASONING
What makes this steak seasoning the best, is the simplicity of it. It will not overpower the taste of meat but add a little extra flavor. I’m sure you already have these ingredients in the spice drawer so add them together in a jar, close the lid, and shake it up.
Salt – the best flavor enhancer in our arsenal.
Freshly cracked black pepper – here is where I like to add a little oomph. I like to use mixed peppercorns because it gives you a little extra spice and a subtle variety of flavor. Use a spice grinder to grind whole peppercorns or you can be resourceful and use a small coffee grinder but wash it well before and after.
Garlic Powder and onion Powder – you wouldn’t believe how much garlic and onion powder enhances the flavor but it’s not as strong as the fresh garlic and onion in a marinade would be. It’s subtle but has a powerful flavor touch.
Dried herbs – a small amount of dried herbs mixed into the seasoning will give the steaks an earthy finish. Rosemary, oregano, and thyme all compliment beef very well.
HOW TO MAKE IT AND SEASON STEAKS
You don’t have to work hard to make steak seasoning. Just combine all ingredients together and whisk it together. You can also make it right in a glass storing jar if you plan to save it for later.
To season the steak: Sprinkle the seasoning over all sides of the steak as evenly as you can and gently pat it in. Depending on how you will serve the steak, add as little or as much seasoning as needed.
If you’re using larger cuts of meat or plan to slow cook or roast, you can season it the night before, cover it tightly, and store in the fridge overnight. This will give the meat extra time to get as much flavor out of seasoning as possible.
STORING STEAK SEASONING
Keep dry rubs and seasoning in a cool, dark place or even in the freezer.
It’s best to store rubs and seasonings in the pantry or a cabinet, in a glass jar with an air-tight lid. Keep it closed and away from direct sunlight. To scoop out some seasoning out of a jar, use a clean, dry spoon each time.
When making large amounts, you can store it in the freezer, in a zip-lock freezer bag. Get as much air out of it as you can and do not keep opening the bag. You don’t want moisture to build up inside.
Seasonings will last up to 6 months when stored properly. Make sure to date and label the bag or the jar.
SIDES TO GO WITH STEAK
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Simple Steak Seasoning
- 2 tbsp sea salt
- 1 1/2 tbsp fresh cracked mixed peppercorns can also use black peppercorns or black pepper
- 2 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 1/2 tbsp onion powder
- 2 tsp crushed dried rosemary
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 2 tsp dried thyme
- Combine all ingredients together in a glass jar with a lid.
- Shake it up for a few seconds until well incorporated.
- Store rubs and seasonings in the pantry or a cabinet, in a glass jar with an air-tight lid. Keep it closed and away from direct sunlight.
- To scoop out some seasoning from the jar, use a clean, dry spoon each time.