Longhorn Steak Rub Recipe

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Wish to make restaurant-style steaks at home? For that, you’ll need a selected blend of seasonings and spices. Good news! Our copycat Longhorn steak rub recipe is the gem you have been looking for.

Ever since its founding in 1981 in Atlanta, Georgia, Longhorn Steakhouse, a cowboy-themed restaurant has been offering customers a casual dining experience. They serve steaks that diners can’t get enough of. Want to know what makes these steaks so delicious that people keep coming back? The secret is the steak rub that they put on their steaks. 

So, let’s reveal the picture behind the curtain and share our Longhorn steak seasoning recipe with you.

Longhorn Steak Rub Recipe

Longhorn Steak Seasoning Ingredients:

Longhorn steak rub emboldens the flavor of steaks with all the spices needed in lean meat. Here, I used some common ingredients easily found in most kitchens. This bold blend combines garlic, cumin, and peppers to elevate the flavor of anything you put on the grill. Let’s know the ingredients in detail.

Kosher Salt:

Kosher salt is pure sodium chloride with a clean flavor. Kosher salt easily melts into the lean meat giving it a juicy and tender texture. However, it also works for preserving the texture. 1 teaspoon of kosher salt is used in the recipe to elevate the flavor of the steak.

Cayenne Pepper:

Cayenne pepper has a unique pungent aroma with sweet and smoky flavors. 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper is used in the recipe to add to the spiciness. 

Ground Coriander & Cumin:

Coriander is warm and citrusy in taste. It goes well with lean meats like beef steaks. While the pungent flavor of cumin complements beef steak nicely. ¼ teaspoon of both coriander and cumin powder is used in our recipe.

Smoked Paprika:

Smoked paprika is red pepper powder with a spicy and sweet taste. It adds smokiness and depth to the flavor of grilled meat. ½ teaspoon of red hot smoked paprika is used in the Longhorn steak rub recipe.

Brown Sugar:

Do you like the hidden sweetness in your steaks? Brown sugar caramelizes the outer portion of the steak. At the same time, its sweetness complements all the other flavors. I used 2 teaspoons of brown sugar here.

Onion and Garlic Powder:

Onion and garlic have a characteristic to soften the meat and add unique flavors to the steak. ¼ teaspoon of both is used in the recipe.

Black Pepper:

Black pepper provides a hidden punch and subtle heat to the Longhorn steak seasonings. ½ teaspoon of black pepper will be enough for our recipe.

Turmeric Powder:

Turmeric gives a kick of color and flavor to meat recipes. Also, it has an earthy aroma of its own that goes well with grilled meat. ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder gives our steak rub a nice color.

How To Make Longhorn Steak Seasoning:

Our copycat Longhorn steak rub recipe is the best homemade steak rub you’ll ever have. It’s an easy way to enhance the flavor of your steak. With this Longhorn steak rub, the steak gets so tender you can literally cut it with a fork. You can use this priority blend of seasonings on your steaks, chicken, chops, and seafood. 

The recipe is so simple that it doesn’t even require any additional roasting or grinding. All you’ll need is measuring spoons and a clean glass jar with a lid. So, let’s make this tasty steak rub and turn up the taste together!

Step 1:

Take a dry glass jar. Measure and put all the ingredients one by one in the jar.

Step 2:

Shake the jar very well until all the spices are well-mixed. Tada! Our Longhorn steak seasoning is ready to use.

Step 3:

Wondering how to use it in steak? Take a plastic wrap and put your steak on it. Sprinkle enough of your rub on the steak. Wrap it nicely and refrigerate overnight. The seasonings will melt right into the steak. Next, let it sizzle on the grill for your

Longhorn Steak Rub Recipe

Longhorn Steak Rub Recipe

Do you like robust flavors on your steak? Then this Longhorn steak rub recipe is for you. Tag along and make your steak juicy and delicious with us.
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Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Servings4 Steaks
AuthorNaomi Rogers


  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Cayenne peppe
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground coriande
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cumin powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Smoked paprika
  • 2 Teaspoons Brown sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Onion powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric powder


  • Take a glass jar and measuring spoons
  • Measure and put all the ingredients in the glass jar
  • Close the lid of the jar and shake very well
  • When all the ingredients get combined nicely together, your Longhorn steak rub is ready to use


  • The longer the rub sits on the steak, the more flavor comes out. You must keep it for a minimum of 3 hours in the refrigerator before cooking. 
  • Make this seasoning and store it in an airtight container. This will remain fresh for up to 6 months.
  • You can rub on 2-4 steaks of regular size depending  with this dry rub steak recipe. The good news is you can adjust the recipe to fit however many steaks you want.
  • You can customize the steak rub according to your taste. Add more cayenne pepper for extra heat. While additional garlic powder gives a more robust flavor.
  • Some other herbs such as dill seeds, bay leaf, oregano, and thyme can be used in the rub.
  • Use salt carefully. Other sauces used on the steak along with our rub may also have added salt.
  • Wanna do a little experiment with this steak rub? This versatile dry rub can also be used in other recipes like soups, eggs, burgers, and more. 
  • It is suggested to shake the container very well before every use. It takes care of any lumps in the spice mix.


Calories: 35kcal

Wrapping Up:

Our Longhorn steak rub recipe is a no-fail recipe that seasons beef steak perfectly. No matter you’re grilling or sauteing, this Longhorn steak seasoning is your key to appealing dishes. So, enhance your dishes, play with variations, and enjoy the magic of Longhorn Steakhouse in every bite. 
Wanna try this recipe out? Go ahead. Be amazed and praised by all your guests.

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