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Two seasoned rib-eye steaks on the grill with onion rings

Outback steakhouse style rib-eye steak

  • Author: Sachi
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 (6 ounce) servings 1x
  • Diet: Diabetic


What's the secret to a great steakhouse steak? The seasoning and a perfect sear! Try this recipe to make your own steakhouse seasoning mix for a flavorful steakhouse dinner at home.



2 - 12 ounce rib-eye steaks

For the dry-rub

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/2 teaspoon ground ancho chili

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon ground coriander

1/2 teaspoon turmeric

1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. In a small jar with a lid, combine all dry rub seasoning ingredients, close lid and give it a good shake to combine thoroughly.
  2. Pat the steaks dry with paper towels.
  3. Rub steaks with oil and 3 teaspoons of seasoning mix each.
  4. Let them come to room temperature (about 30 minutes). 
  5. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Splash a few drops of water into the pan to test if it is hot enough. The water should sizzle and evaporate immediately.
  6. Lay steaks fat side down in the pan and sear the fat cap for 2-3 minutes. Do not move the steaks. After 2-3 minutes use tongs to flip the steaks to one side 2-3 minutes. Flip the steaks to the other side and sear for 2-3 minutes.
  7. If you are cooking on the grill, at this point you can transfer the meat to the grill and close the lid. Let the temperature rise to 400-500°F and cook the steaks for another 3-8 minutes depending on how well done you want them.
    If you are not using a grill, you can transfer the skillet into an oven preheated to 400-500°F and finish the steaks in the oven.
  8. Remove from heat and allow the steaks to rest for about 5 minutes before cutting.


You can cook the steaks right away or keep them covered in the fridge after seasoning, for the flavors to sink in 24-72 hours.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10-20 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American