Texas Roadhouse Steak Seasoning (Copycat Recipe)

Texas roadhouse steak seasoning in a small bowl with spoon.

Skip the Texas Roadhouse Early Bird Special and make your own Texas Roadhouse Steak Seasoning! You’ll replicate the steak you love, at a fraction of the price.

More Steak Dry Rub options: Bobby Flay’s Steak Rub, Montreal Steak Seasoning and Prime Rib Rub.

Texas Roadhouse Steak Seasoning Recipe

This is one of the best dry rubs for steak as it’s quite unique! There aren’t too many store bought steak rubs with turmeric. If you peruse the back of the official Texas Roadhouse Steak Seasoning bottle, you’ll notice it’s an ingredient! 

This unique and dynamic blend of spices and herbs takes just 5 minutes to blend. Steak dry rub adds an unparalleled flavor  to all your steak recipes, including Sous Vide RibeyePicanha, and Smoked Tri Tip.

Variety of different spices spread out on a deckled plate.

Ingredients

Wondering what’s in this Texas Roadhouse Steak Rub? This steak rub recipe requires 7 different ingredients, however many are probably already in your pantry: 

  • Chili Powder – don’t worry – it won’t be spicy!
  • Paprika
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Turmeric
  • Brown Sugar
  • Cornstarch*

Of course, salt and pepper are included, but everyone has those on hand!

As for the cornstarch, you can absolutely omit this ingredient if you don’t consume/have it. It’s used to dry out the steak creating a crispier steak crust.

Texas Roadhouse Steak on a silver baking sheet.

Binding Agent

If you’re looking to add a bit of flavor, in addition to the rub, we recommend using beef bouillon or Dijon mustard recipe as the binder vs basic olive oil. Just coat the steak like you would with oil, before adding the steak rub.

A “binder” is a wet ingredient slathered on meat before adding the dry rub. It helps the dry rub stick, as well as, aides in creating a delicious crust.

How To Season Texas Roadhouse Steak

To season, pat the steaks dry with paper towels, coat in olive oil (or your selected binder), and sprinkle with spice mix, to taste. We recommend 1 tbsp of spice mix per pound (16 oz) of meat.

Dry brine the meat for at least 1 hour, up to 24 hours, to ensure flavor absorption. The longer it marinates in that time frame the better. Aim for 30 minutes if you’re short on time.

Variety of spices on a deckled being mixed with a small spoon.

Uses

There are many recipes to use this dry rub for steak on, including Smoked Recipes and Sous Vide recipes:

Smoked Recipes

A few killer smoked beef recipes: Smoked Chuck Roast, and Smoked London Broil.

Sous Vide Recipes

A few killer Sous Vide recipes: Sous Vide Chuck RoastSous Vide London Broil, and  Sous Vide Tri Tip.

More Ideas

This steak rub isn’t just for steaks! Here are a few more creative uses:

Seasonings mixed on a deckled plate.

Low Sodium Version

Looking for a low sodium rub? Just omit the salt altogether and add, to personal preference, after the meat is cooked.

If you prefer to add it to the mix, in advance, we recommend starting with 1/4 teaspoon at a time until your desired salt level is reached.

Variations

This steak seasoning recipe is perfect as is, but preferences vary so adjust accordingly:

Like it Sweet? Add a teaspoon of brown sugar.

Spicy – Amp up the heat by doubling, or even tripling, the red pepper flakes.

Want A Hint of Smoke? Use smoked paprika in place of the regular paprika.

Like Garlic? This homemade steak seasoning can handle a double hit of garlic powder.

Variety of different spices spread out on a deckled plate.

Texas Roadhouse Seasoning Tips

Here are some tips to making the best Texas Roadhouse Steak Rub recipe!

  • Adjust the amount of salt and pepper to your taste preferences.
  • Marinate your meat for at least an hour to ensure maximum flavor absorption.

Storage

Whip up a huge batch of Texas Roadhouse Steak Rub and keep it in an airtight jar to use as needed. The Spice Mix will stay fresh for 6 months.

Texas roadhouse steak rub in a small container with a spoon.

Texas Roadhouse Steak Seasoning

Skip the Texas Roadhouse Early Bird Special and make your own Texas Roadhouse Steak Seasoning! You'll replicate the steak you love, at a fraction of the price.
More Steak Dry Rub options: All-purpose Steak Rub, Montreal Steak Seasoning and Prime Rib Rub.
5 from 42 votes
Print Pin Share on Facebook
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 Tbsp
Calories: 8kcal
Author: Darcey Olson
Cost: $2

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ¼ tsp cornstarch

Instructions

  • Add all the spices to a small bowl and mix to combine. Store in an air-tight container for up to 6 months.

Notes

Storage: Store this spice blend covered in the pantry for up to 6 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 8kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 779mg | Potassium: 12mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 63IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.1mg
Tried this recipe?Mention @foodieandwine or tag #foodieandwine!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




One response to “Texas Roadhouse Steak Seasoning (Copycat Recipe)”

  1. Diane Barnett Avatar
    Diane Barnett

    5 stars
    Excellent