Outback Steakhouse Steak Rub; Popular Copycat Clone Recipe Plus Herb Butter


I call this incredible concoction “Magic Dust” It’s an exceptionally delicious and simple steak rub which tastes like Outback—I think maybe even better! It has the ability to turn a plain steak into a culinary work of art! Rib eye is my choice, but most any marbleized cut will suffice. Also. allow this mystical meat magic carpet to perform amazing voodoo on chicken, pork or fish as well. Simply follow the cooking directions and adjust cooking times for different cuts of meat. Truly MAGICAL!



4- 6-8z NY strip, top sirloin or rib eye steaks

2 tablespoons olive oil


1-1 1/2 tablespoons salt; to taste

1 tablespoon paprika

2 teaspoons ground black pepper

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2 teaspoon coriander

1/2 teaspoon turmeric


Mix together seasoning ingredients. Dry steak with paper towel and rub each side with olive oil. Sprinkle rub on both sides of steaks—rubbing in to disperse flavors.

Grill steaks or BBQ grill or for stove-top, use a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat; press down on steak with spatula or tongs to sear the edges. Cook until done to preference.

The “Hand” doneness test! Magic again! photo source: marxfood

Want to amp it up a bit? Try a pat of Herb Butter right before serving… after the steak rests for 5-10 minutes Uber Magic!


Herb Butter

makes about 1/2 cup

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
1/4 cup finely chopped mixed herbs (such as basil, thyme, sage, parsley, dill, chives, tarragon, oregano, marjoram or rosemary)
1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix well until herbs are distributed evenly. Dump onto a piece of waxed paper or parchment, shape into a cylinder or disk, and seal ends by twisting, or pack into a ramekin (however you prefer to store and serve it) and cover with plastic. Chill in refrigerator until firm, at least an hour.

Will keep in refrigerator for about 2 weeks, and in the freezer for a few months.


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    1. Thanks so much for sharing!


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