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Spice Rubbed Steak Salad

This well seasoned steak brings a ton of flavor to this simple fresh salad.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Spice Rubbed Steak Salad
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 6 people


  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon season salt
  • 2 3-4 lbs skirt steak or ask the butcher, if you can't find skirt steak

Cooking day only

  • romaine lettuce chopped
  • cherry tomatoes sliced
  • croutons
  • blue cheese crumbles
  • blue cheese dressing or your favorite dressing


  1. Whisk together brown sugar, cumin, garlic powder, chili powder, onion powder, season salt, ground pepper, and red pepper flakes with olive oil.
  2. Place steaks in spice rub and massage spices into steaks then place in bags. (If freezing, be sure to label bags ahead of time.)
  3. Marinate steak in bag for at least 30 minutes or longer, or press out air from bag and freeze.
  4. Thaw if frozen. Grill 3-6 minutes per side(depending on how you like it), basting with additional marinade, if desired.
  5. Let meat rest for 5-7 minutes, then slice thin (use a very sharp knife or an electric knife if you have one) and serve on a bed of lettuce with blue cheese crumbles, croutons, and cherry tomatoes and you favorite salad dressing.