Southwest Cinnamon Steak Rub

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May. 24, 2013

Just a little kick in this steak rub, and the cinnamon gives an exotic flavor burst that will make your day.


Cumin seed 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Brown sugar 1 Tablespoon
Ground cinnamon 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Dried oregano 1 Teaspoon
Paprika 1 Teaspoon
Garlic powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Red pepper flakes 1/4 Teaspoon
New york strip steak 2 Pound (or any steak you like)



1. In a dry fry pan, lightly toast the cumin and then grind in a mortar and pestle, or spice grinder.

2. In a bowl, mix together cumin, brown sugar, cinnamon, oregano, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper flakes.(you can at this point keep the rub in an air tight container for a couple of weeks)

3. Rub both sides of the steaks with the mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour and up to 24.


4. Cook the way you like and serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 158Calories from Fat 48

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 5 g7.7%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 734 mg30.58%

Total Carbohydrates 5 g1.7%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 2 g

Protein 23 g46%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet