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Homemade Steak Rub

I have a confession to make. Y’all, I’m afraid of our grill. Wait, wait…let me clarify. Not just our grill, but any propane-powered grill. I have these visions in my head of me turning on the grill, only to have it explode right in my face.

I’m not the only one, am I?

Oh good, I didn’t want you to think I was crazy or anything. Especially not over something like this. I’m sure I have plenty other quirks that leave you shaking your head.

But the good news is that my husband is ‘The Grill Master‘. It’s a self-proclaimed title, but a title nonetheless. And since I don’t know a darn thing about grills, I let him have it.

I’m going to be working with the National Pork Board over the next couple of months and my job is to create a recipe using Porterhouse Pork Chops. Cool. No big deal, right? Except that it has to be grilled.

Are you kidding me?

The grill?

So I enlisted the help of ‘The Grill Master‘ to help bring my recipe to life. But, before I share the recipe for my Grilled Porterhouse Pork Chops, I want to share the Homemade Steak Rub recipe that I used on them.

Why buy overpriced steak rub when you can make your own. Get my recipe for a tasty Homemade Steak Rub at a fraction of the cost.

I know, I know. It’s a steak rub but it works just as nicely with the thick cut Porterhouse Pork Chops I bought at my local Kroger. It’s very similar to a Montreal Steak Rub, but I actually like it better. Maybe just because I made it, but regardless, it’s so goooood.

Homemade Steak Rub

Homemade Steak Rub
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No need to buy a jar of steak rub. Make your own at home with spices you probably already have in your cupboard.
Serves: 5½ tablespoons
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt
  • ½ tablespoon garlic powder (or granulated garlic)
  • ½ tablespoon dill weed
  • ½ tablespoon ground coriander
  • ½ tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ tablespoon onion powder (or granulated onion)
  1. Carefully measure out each spice in a small bowl. Stir all spices together to incorporate into a homemade steak rub.
  2. Store in small glass container.

My hubby is kind of a wimp when it comes to spices and he thought it was a bit too spicy. I, on the the other hand, absolutely loved the little tingle it left on my tongue. The kids liked it as well, so don’t let my hubby scare you away. You can reduce the amount of red pepper flakes if you think it will be too spicy for your taste.

Why buy overpriced steak rub when you can make your own. Get my recipe for a tasty Homemade Steak Rub at a fraction of the cost.

And there you have it, folks. You have your own Homemade Steak Rub (that can be used with pork, too). Just store it in a small glass jar and you are good to go. And, just in case you’re wondering, I got my little glass jars from World Market. Gah, I love that place. And at less than a buck a piece, what a deal!

Why buy overpriced steak rub when you can make your own. Get my recipe for a tasty Homemade Steak Rub at a fraction of the cost.I love being able to make my own seasoning blends here at home and love that I have this space to share them with you, so you can make yours, too. I’m currently working on a homemade taco seasoning that I’ll be sharing later, but what other seasonings would you like to see?

About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.


  1. 1

    Oh yum I like to add flavor to my steak’s this sounds great.

  2. 2

    That’s great! We love steak rub but I’ve never made it myself.

  3. 3

    I make my own steak rub as well. I have to get those jars, adorable!

  4. 4

    I don’t get why most people buy prepacked. Making your own is better & more economical.

  5. 5

    That sounds delicious. I’m a bit of a spice wimp myself though so I’m sure I’d have to modify the pepper amount 😛

  6. 6

    Thanks for the recipe. I usually just buy a steak rub from the grocery store.

  7. 7

    We have our own steak rub and although it’s good, it can use some improvement. I love the this rub contains coriander (U have tons of it and never know what to do with it). So, I’ll definitely try this one the next time I need something different. Thanks for sharing!

  8. 8

    Steak rub is the best. Thanks for sharing. Now I can save some money and make some ourselves.

  9. 9

    This sounds amazing, I bet it smells amazing too. I will have to try it when we grill out this summer.

  10. 10

    I’m with you on the spiciness of it! Bring it on. I’m ignoring Ryan on this one!

  11. 11

    I am still on a mission to learn how to cook the perfect steak. I know a good rub can really help!

  12. 12

    I don’t touch a grill either, they terrify me, but I do prep the steaks for the grill so this rub should come in handy 🙂

  13. 13

    I have everything to make it! I need to get some of those spice jars. 🙂

  14. 14

    I don’t think I’ve ever made a steak rub before. All the spices except dill (not a fan) and coriander (not sure what it tastes like) sounds good to me. My hubby doesn’t like spicy foods either.

  15. 15

    Oh man that sounds awesome!! I am always up for a good rub, I will have to get the stuff to make this!

  16. 16

    I’d probably side with your husband, but I’m not a spicy girl. SO I’d like to see something with a bit of sweet in it!!

  17. 17

    Ok, I’ve been looking for a new rub! Going to check this out.

  18. 18

    That steak rub looks delicious! You’re not the only one afraid of strange random things like exploding grills! I would be afraid of the same thing happening!

  19. 19

    I pinned this so I can try it. It looks really good.

  20. 20

    I love making homemade rubs. It’s nice to be able to have control over the flavor and the sodium content. Sounds yummy!

  21. 21

    YUM! We only use salt and garlic, so I want to try this…something new, yay!

  22. 22

    What an easy recipe! We use a similar one for our grilling in the summer.

  23. 23

    My husband is also our home “grill master” because I am intimidated by our grill and smoker. Finally I am using the smoker, but I am clueless about our propane grill. Love homemade mixes, but hadn’t thought of throwing together my own steak rub yet. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  24. 24

    Mmmm, sounds wonderful. I’ve already put in my request for steak fro Mother’s Day.

  25. 25

    OMGosh! I made this the other day (I left out the red pepper flakes though) and it turned out pretty good! It had just the right amount of flavor and spice. My husband is still raving about it.

  26. 26

    Buy a charcoal grill! They don’t explode and it tastes better…unless you buy the lighter fluid soaked briquettes.

  27. 27
    Warren Clinton Tanner says:

    I was wondering if you could sub . coriander or just leave it out . If you have some other substitute Let me know please

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