You can make your own Copycat Texas Roadhouse steak seasoning recipe with just a few simple ingredients. Make it in bulk and keep it on hand to enjoy a Texas Roadhouse dinner in your own kitchen any time you crave the popular chain’s signature taste.
The best part is I’m actually sharing tips on making the perfect steak as well! The hardest part of this recipe will be choosing what cut of steak you want to make – it’s so easy and delicious every time!Jump to Recipe
How do I know it’s spot on to the original? I went to a nearby Texas Roadhouse restaurant and asked for some seasoning on the side! Then I took it home to copycat it! I then did a side-by-side taste & create to make my own copycat version of the best dry steak rub recipe you’ll ever try!
What is the recipe for the Texas Roadhouse steak seasoning?
Here’s the thing – they sell the seasoning online BUT it tastes completely different than what they use in the restaurant! I asked for some when I was dining there and smuggled it home – then I bought the prepared version – totally different in look and taste! I then created my copycat based on the in-restaurant version. In it – you’ll find:
- 1 tsp coarse sea salt
- 1 tsp table salt
- 1/2 tsp brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp standard white sugar
- 3/4 tsp garlic salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 3/4 tsp turmeric
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
How do you make this copycat recipe for Texas Roadhouse seasoning?
Mix seasonings together in a small bowl, stir mixture and you’re done! And don’t just keep this for steak! It’s delicious on chicken and even roasted or grilled vegetables too!
How do you store Copycat Texas Roadhouse Steak Rub?
You can store it in a couple of ways
- Use a zip top plastic bag and just spoon it out when you want to use it
- Use an empty spice jar with a shaker-type top
- For the best flavor, be sure to use an airtight container
How to cook the PERFECT Medium Rare Ribeye
My mom got me this awesome Le Creuset Grill Pan for Christmas and it was the perfect size to make a ribeye, New York Strip, t-bone or porterhouse in! You can also use a cast-iron skillet. Here are the steps for a perfect steak every time.
- Grab that spice container full of copycat Texas Roadhouse Steak Seasoning, heavily season your steak with this dry rub early in the day and then leave it open in the fridge. Coat all sides of the steak with your seasoning. Be sure to get the side of the steak as well – a lot of people miss that part! Then set on a baking rack so the air circulates all the way around (instead of a plate) in the refrigerator for at least an hour – but additional time is fine if you’re not in a hurry
- Take steak out of fridge and have it get to room temp – about 30-60 minutes.
- Turn oven onto broil – high. Move rack so it’s 6-8″ below broiler. Place grill pan or cast iron pan in the oven so it heats up – about 25 minutes.
- After 25 minutes, turn stove burner onto high and carefully (with a potholder) remove pan from oven and put on stove top (leave broiler on).
- Sprinkle a touch of olive oil on the steak or pan. Place steak into grill pan – it should SIZZLE! Sear on one side for 30 seconds. Turn with tongs and sear the other side for 30 seconds.
- Once both sides are seared, with potholder, move pan from stove top to broiler.
- Broil for 2 minutes and then open the oven, pull out the pan, flip and broil the other side 2 minutes more.
- Take the steak out of the oven (potholder!!! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve forgotten!)
- Move the steak to a cutting board and tent with foil. Let the steak rest for 5 minutes.
- Prepare your plates, slice and serve this big juicy steak full of amazing flavors to your family!
How can you tell if your steak is done?
Making sure your steak is perfectly done is essential to a happy belly! A perfectly cooked medium rare (my fav) leads to tender meat no matter what cut you use. There are a couple of ways to check your steak – first – and most precise is an instant-read meat thermometer. Medium rare is 130-135 – and you can also take off a bit early because the heat will continue to cook after it is removed from the oven.
The other way was taught to me by the folks at Certified Angus Beef. Press on your steak with the tongs. Now – hold your palm open and press on the inside of your palm where the base of your thumb is – if the steak feels like that – it’s rare. If you bring in one finger (towards making a fist) – then press that same spot – you’ll feel it’s a little firmer – that’s medium rare. Two fingers in – medium, three – medium well, fist – well. I like to do both the temp and press test – once I matched those up a few times – I’m pretty good with just the press test now.
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What to serve with Copycat Texas Roadhouse Steaks?
Copycat Texas Roadhouse Steak Seasoning
- Mix all ingredients together and pour into a spice jar1 tsp coarse sea salt, 1 tsp table salt, 1/2 tsp brown sugar, 1/2 tsp white sugar, 3/4 tsp garlic salt, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp onion powder, 3/4 tsp turmeric, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1/4 tsp black pepper
The Perfect Medium Rare Steak
- Morning of steak dinner, coat all sides of steak (I prefer ribeye) with Texas Roadhouse seasoning. Refrigerate without covering until 30-60 min before dinner1 ribeye, new york strip or filet mignon
- Remove steak from refrigerator and let come to room temperature
- Turn on your oven's broiler and place an oven rack 6 to 8 inches below the broiler element. Put the skillet on the rack to heat up with the oven for approx 20-25 min
- Turn on a stove burner to high heat. Carefully remove the hot skillet from the oven using an oven mitt and place it on burner.
- Use silicone tongs to place the steak in the middle of the hot pan – listen for the sizzle. Sear for 30 seconds. Flip the steak and sear the other side for 30 seconds.
- Carefully put the skillet back in oven below the broiler. Broil for 2 minutes. Pull out the skillet and carefully flip the steak using the tongs. Return to the oven and cook for an additional 2 minutes. At this point your steak will be medium-rare; if you prefer your steak closer to medium, add another 2 minutes to the oven time.
- Take the steak out of the oven and transfer it to a cutting board. Tent it with aluminum foil and let the steak rest for about 5 minutes.
- Slice and serve