Empire Steak Seasoned Grilled Steak

Jul 04, 2024Thomas Lippolis
Empire Steak Seasoned Grilled Steak


  • 2 ribeye or sirloin steaks (about 1-inch thick)
  • 2 tablespoons SPQR Seasonings Empire Steak Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. Prepare the Steak:

    • Remove the steaks from the refrigerator and let them come to room temperature for about 30 minutes. This helps ensure even cooking.
  2. Season the Steaks:

    • Pat the steaks dry with paper towels to remove any excess moisture.
    • Rub both sides of each steak with olive oil.
    • Generously sprinkle the steak seasoning over both sides of each steak, pressing it in with your fingers. Rub seasoning into steak well.
  3. Preheat the Grill:

    • Preheat your grill to high heat (around 450-500°F / 230-260°C). If you don't have a grill, you can use a cast-iron skillet on the stove over high heat.
  4. Grill the Steaks:

    • Place the steaks on the hot grill. Cook for about 4-5 minutes on the first side, without moving them, to get a good sear.
    • Flip the steaks and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes for medium-rare, or longer if you prefer your steak more well-done. Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature: 130°F (54°C) for medium-rare, 140°F (60°C) for medium, and 150°F (66°C) for medium-well.
  5. Add Garlic and Herbs (Optional):

    • During the last minute of cooking, add the minced garlic, thyme, rosemary, and butter to the grill or skillet. Baste the steaks with the melted butter and garlic mixture.
  6. Rest the Steaks:

    • Remove the steaks from the grill and place them on a cutting board. Tent with aluminum foil and let them rest for about 5-10 minutes to allow the juices to redistribute.
  7. Serve:

    • Slice the steaks against the grain and serve with your favorite sides. Enjoy!


  • For added flavor, marinate the steaks with the seasoning and olive oil for a few hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
  • If you prefer a different cut of steak, this recipe works well with New York strip, filet mignon, or T-bone.

Enjoy your delicious seasoned grilled steak!

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