Grill Mates Blackened Steak

Restaurant-style blackened steak can be done at home with Grill Mates® Steak Rub and good quality steaks.

Serves: Makes 4 servings.
8 mins Prep time 10 mins Cook time
8 mins Prep time
10 mins Cook time
  • Place large cast iron skillet (preferred) or other large heavy skillet (not nonstick) on high heat at least 5 minutes or until very hot. (See Test Kitchen Tips if using nonstick cookware.)

  • Mix Rub, paprika, thyme and red pepper in small bowl.

  • Brush each side of steaks with butter or oil. Generously season with Rub mixture.

  • Carefully place steaks in hot skillet. Cook 8 to 10 minutes or until desired doneness, turning once.

Cooking tip

To avoid the smoke generated from high temperature cooking, blacken the steaks outdoors.

To Use Nonstick Skillet: Prepare steaks as directed above. Heat large nonstick skillet on medium heat 5 minutes. Cook as directed above. Increase cook time as needed for desired doneness.

To Grill: Steaks can also be cooked directly on a preheated grill. Flavor and appearance will vary from the traditional skillet method.

Black and Blue Steak: Cut a 4-inch wide pocket in each 2 New York strip steaks (3/4-inch thick) being careful not to cut through back or sides of steak. Continue as directed in Steps 2 and 3. Fill pocket of each steak with about 2 tablespoons blue cheese. Press steak lightly to seal closed. Cook as directed.


Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 213Calories: 213Cholesterol: 83mg
  • Sodium: 387mgProtein: 22g
  • Total Fat: 13gFiber: 1g
  • Carbohydrate: 2g