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Copycat Texas Roadhouse Steak Rub

Just a few simple seasonings is all you need to make the best dry steak rub recipe to compliment the amazing flavors in your chicken or steak, and tastes just like the Texas Roadhouse restaurant!

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A seasoned steak on a grill with kitchen tongs lifting it up.

The best part is that this steak seasoning recipe is super-duper easy. Simplicity is often the way to go when you’re dealing with meat. The hardest part of all is not to fiddle with it on the grill- don’t do it. Leave it alone. Set it and be done with it. Get your timing right (see instructions below)- and you’ll be happily munching on a big juicy steak in no time. Here is more information to help you achieve that perfect steak:

When to Put Dry Rub on a Steak:

There are two methods that work best:

40 Minutes before you cook the steak: This allows the salt to penetrate through the surface (through osmosis) and actually helps break down the muscle fibers, which results in a more tender meat. During this time, the liquid that initially surfaced has time to reabsorb, which makes the meat juicer.

Overnight: You can apply dry rub a day in advance and let it sit overnight in the refrigerator. The surface may appear to be dryer in the morning but you will actually only lose about 5% of moisture which is far less than what you’d lose if you were to cook the steak immediately, which is up to 20%. See more about this.

Best Cuts of Steak for Grilling:

  • Filet Mignon
  • New York Strip Steak
  • Ribeye
  • Porterhouse
  • T-Bone
  • Top Sirloin

Check out this resource for more information, including which cuts of meat need a little doctoring up before hitting the grill, and which cuts of meat should be avoided altogether.

How to Grill Steak:

-Get the highest quality meat that you can afford- it will make all the difference. Filet Mignon, Porterhouse, N.Y. Strip, & Ribeye are all perfect for grilling. Visit here for a complete list of options!

-Contrary to popular belief, it’s best not to oil your grill grates before grilling. These guys can tell you why.

Hot & Fast is the best way to cook a steak on the grill, so don’t be afraid to turn up that heat. This goes for all cooking levels, from rare to well done.

-Cook the steak for 4-5 minutes on the first side, then flip. It should be brown and charred. Then follow the cooking times below depending on how you like it cooked:

  • Rare: 5
  • Medium Rare: 7
  • Well Done: 10A grilled steak resting on a white plate after being cooked.

Letting Steak Rest:

-This part is crucial. Let the steak rest for 5-7 minutes after cooking. This gives the juices time to settle and disperse evenly in the meat. If you cut right in, be prepared to watch juice run all over your plate. Let it rest, and that juice will stay in the meat.

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Copycat Texas Roadhouse Steak Rub

4.96 from 110 votes
Just a few simple seasonings is all you need to make the best dry steak rub recipe to compliment the amazing flavors in your chicken or steak, and tastes just like the Texas Roadhouse restaurant!


Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons coarse kosher salt, *See Notes
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • 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 (through osmosis) and actually helps break down the muscle fibers, which results in a more tender meat. During this time, the liquid that initially surfaced has time to reabsorb, which makes the meat juicer.
  • 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 Rare
    7 minutes: Medium
    10 minutes: Well Done

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Notes

*I always encourage people to season to taste with salt, you can always add more if needed.

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

Serving Suggestion: Serve your steak with a side of my Smooth & Creamy Homemade Mashed Potatoes with my 10-minute Brown Gravy.

Nutrition

Calories: 49kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 5253mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 789IU, Iron: 1mg
A simple combination of ingredients will bring out the best flavors in your chicken or steak, and tastes just like the Texas Roadhouse restaurant! #steak #seasoning #grilling #summer #meat #steakrub #copycat #recipe #texasroadhouse

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332 comments on “Copycat Texas Roadhouse Steak Rub”

  1. Delicious! Definitely try the original amount of salt and add later, the update is a little excessive in my opinion

  2. Hi Stephanie im just getting reaxy to try this rub on my steak and i wanted to know what temp would u cook the steaks on we are using our blackstone griddle. Also do we need to pat the steaks dry? And should be a little bit of oil on each steak before we put the rub on it. Thanks new at this rub!! Shannon Matthews

    • Hi Shannon, unfortunately I can’t advise on how to cook your steak as I would need to know the cut and how you like your steak cooked. I also don’t have experience using a Blackstone griddle. I do recommend that you pat the steaks dry and sprinkle each side with the seasoning, I don’t add olive oil prior to doing so! 🙂

  3. We love this seasoning on our ribeyes! It’s perfect! Thank you! 

    • You’re very welcome! I’m so happy you’re enjoying this rub😍 We use it on all our steaks and even hamburgers. So yummy! Thanks so much for the review!

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