Southwestern Cinnamon Steak Rub

Southwestern Cinnamon Steak Rub

Makes 4 servings


  • 1 ½ tsp cumin seed
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp oregano leaves
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground red pepper
  • Steak of your choice


  1. In a small dry skillet, toast cumin seeds over medium heat 1-2 minutes or until aromatic. Remove from skillet. Crush seeds using a mortar and pestle, a spice mill, a clean coffee grinder or a rolling pin.
  2. Combine brown sugar with all spices. Rub spice mixture evenly on both sides of steaks. Cover loosely and refrigerate 15 minutes.
  3. Broil or grill steaks until desired doneness.