Cinnamon Steak Rub

Cinnamon Steak Rub

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 3 min
  • Total: 8 min
  • Serving: Rub for 2 pounds of steak

Cinnamon makes a big and colorful statement in this dry steak rub made with a blend of oregano, sweet paprika, toasted cumin seeds, garlic powder and brown sugar.


  • 1/2 teaspoons cumin seed
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, ground
  • 1 teaspoon oregano Leaves
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper, ground


  1. Put the cumin seeds into a small sauté pan over medium heat and toast for 2-1/2 minutes. Transfer the toasted seeds to a mortar and pestle, or a spice grinder, and grind until crushed.
  2. Place the brown sugar, cinnamon, oregano, paprika, garlic powder, salt , red pepper and crushed cumin seeds into a bowl and mix well to combine.
  3. Rub the spice mixture onto the steak at least 30 minutes prior to cooking.


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