Sweet Spice Rub Steaks

I’m sitting here on my parent’s couch with black stretch pants, hot cup of coffee and a comfy oversized t-shirt. That is what a couple days after Thanksgiving entails every year. Comfort over looks any day.. well most days. After I write this post it’s off to do some online Black Friday shopping. I’m not one to go fight the crowds when I can just buy what I need online. In fact I mostly do my shopping online throughout the year. Thank goodness for Amazon Prime and FREE two day shipping.

Before we left for the holidays and after I was piping out the Thanksgiving recipes I made this fun sweet spice rub for steaks. Some girls tend to go for frilly foods but if I had my choice I would choose a nice juicy steak every time, cooked medium with a side of potatoes and salad. My husband has even perfected cooking steaks on his ceramic grill.

Sweet Spice Rub Steaks

This spice rub entailed me to think outside of the box and definitely go in with an open mind. The secret ingredient is Brownie Brittle. Yes, you read correctly and I totally went there. After using this stuff in my crab cakes I decided why not create a steak rub. That’s why I enjoy my job of recipe development because I typically like to think outside of the box to see if something works or not. Crab cakes were a success so this had to work.

After pulsing the brownie brittle to a fine mixture the spices were then added. Next you have to pick your cut of meat. I usually prefer filet mignon but my husband likes a good, fat ribeye. If I was making steaks my way I at least needed to please him with his choice of meat.

ENJOY ~ Meagan

Sweet Spice Rub Steaks

Sweet Spice Rub Steaks


  • 1/3 cup finely crushed salted caramel Brownie Brittle
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ancho chile powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 rib eye steaks


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Place brownie brittle in a food processor and blend until a fine consistency.  Stir in the salt, garlic powder, chile powder, cumin, oregano and paprika.

Season each rib eye steak on both sides.  Add a tablespoon of olive oil to a skillet over medium heat.  Sear each side of the steak for about 45 seconds and then add to the oven.  Cook for 6-8 minutes or until it reaches desired temperature.


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7 comments on “Sweet Spice Rub Steaks”

  1. Umm..this is genius!! I love brownie brittle and I love steak!! haha

  2. No way – what an awesome out of the box rub!! You totally hit a home run here girl!

  3. Wow, what an awesome inventive recipe! I love this!

  4. God these steaks look incredible.. loving that spice rub, I have to try it!

  5. I came over to stumble, and wound up finding a new recipe to try. We love our steaks, so this is definitely something I plan on trying!

  6. OH MY GOSH! You used Brownie Brittle….how inventive!

  7. So creative – and looks so tasty!

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