A good steak should be able to stand on its own. No frills, minimal fussing, and just enough heat to sear the outside and leave the inside beautifully pink and rare. But like a woman, sometimes a steak has to get a little dressed up and break out of the ordinary.
This steak rub has a tiny bit of heat from chile peppers, that is balanced by the earthiness of cumin and oregano. Smoke hits your palate on the back end, from the addition of a good smoked paprika.
My favorite steak to rub is a thick, bone-in rib eye, but this rub will make every cut sing.
In a small bowl mix all the spices and herbs together. Liberally coat both sides of your steak of choice with the spice rub. Grill, broil or pan fry your steak until done the way you like it.
Store your rub in an airtight container, such as a jar or even a Ziploc bag.