There’s nothing quite like the taste of a perfectly cooked steak, seasoned to perfection. One of my favorite steak seasonings is the Copycat Texas Roadhouse Steak Rub, which I’ve perfected over the years. It’s a simple yet flavorful blend of herbs and spices that takes your steak to the next level. In this blog, I’ll share my recipe for this mouthwatering rub and some tips to make it even more delicious.
I remember the first time I tasted a steak seasoned with Texas Roadhouse Steak Rub. It was at a family barbecue, and I was blown away by the flavor. I asked my cousin what he had used to season the steak, and he told me it was a secret family recipe that had been passed down for generations.
I was determined to figure out the recipe and recreate that delicious flavor for myself. I spent weeks experimenting with different spices and herbs until I finally landed on the perfect combination. The aroma of the spices as I mixed them together brought me right back to that family barbecue.
Now, whenever I use the Texas Roadhouse Steak Rub, I feel like I'm part of that family tradition. It's become a staple in my kitchen, and I love using it to add flavor to all kinds of meat, from steak to chicken and even pork. Every time I take a bite of a perfectly seasoned piece of meat, I'm transported back to that first bite at the family barbecue.
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon dried thyme
How To Make It:
In a small bowl, mix together all of the ingredients until well combined.
Rub the seasoning onto both sides of your steak, making sure to press the seasoning into the meat.
Let the steak sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to develop.
Cook your steak to your desired level of doneness.
How to Store It:
The Texas Roadhouse Steak Rub can be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months. It's best to keep it in a dark place, away from direct sunlight, to maintain flavor and freshness. You can use a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid, a plastic container, or a resealable bag to store the rub.
How to Refrigerate It:
If you want to store the rub for an even longer period, you can refrigerate it in an airtight container for up to 1 year. Make sure that the container is tightly sealed to prevent moisture from getting in, which can cause the rub to clump together and lose its flavor. Before using the rub again, let it come to room temperature to prevent any condensation from forming on the surface.
How to Reheat:
The Texas Roadhouse Steak Rub doesn't need to be reheated, as it's a dry seasoning blend. However, if you're using the rub on a leftover steak, you can reheat the steak in the oven or on the stovetop. To reheat in the oven, preheat the oven to 350°F and place the steak on a baking sheet. Heat the steak in the oven for 10-15 minutes, or until it's heated through. To reheat on the stovetop, heat a little bit of oil in a pan over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, add the steak and cook for a few minutes on each side, or until it's heated through.
Tips to Make It More Delicious:
Use the rub on different types of meat, such as chicken or pork.
Add a pinch of cayenne pepper for extra heat.
Use the rub on roasted vegetables for a flavorful side dish.
Brush the steak with a little bit of melted butter before seasoning it for added richness.
Is the Texas Roadhouse Steak Rub spicy?
The rub has a little bit of heat from the chili powder, but it’s not overly spicy. If you prefer more heat, you can add a pinch of cayenne pepper.
Can I use this rub on vegetables?
Yes, the rub is delicious on roasted vegetables like potatoes, carrots, and zucchini.
Can I use this rub on chicken or pork?
Yes, the rub is versatile and works well on different types of meat. Try it on chicken or pork for a delicious twist.
The Texas Roadhouse Steak Rub is a simple yet flavorful seasoning that can take your steak to the next level. With just a few ingredients, you can make a delicious rub that’s perfect for any cut of meat. Whether you’re grilling, roasting, or pan-searing your steak, this rub is sure to elevate the flavor.
Copycat Texas Roadhouse Steak Rub
- 2 teaspoons coarse kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- ¼ teaspoon cornstarch
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- Combine all ingredients in a quart-sized Ziploc bag and seal it tightly. Shake it to thoroughly combine all ingredients.
- Generously cover each side of the steak with the seasoning and let it rest for about 40 minutes. This allows the salt to penetrate through the surface and break down the muscle fibers, which results in a more tender meat.
- Once the grill is nice and hot, place the steak(s) on and cook for 4-5 minutes, until it’s browned and slightly charred. Flip it over and cook for the following additional time:
- 5 minutes: Medium Rare7 minutes: Medium10 minutes: Well Done
Best steaks for the grill:Filet Mignon, Porterhouse, N.Y. Strip, & Ribeye steaks are all great options for grilling.
Alternative Recipe for Steak Rub:
- 4 Tbsp. Lawry's seasoning salt
- 1 Tbsp. Black pepper
- 1 Tbsp. Onion powder
- 1 Tbsp. Garlic salt