Copycat Omaha Steak Seasoning Recipe

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By: Tom Valenti


Want to learn how you can make your own copycat Omaha steak seasoning recipe? If you are adventurous in the kitchen and love to try out new flavors, then you will like to prepare your own customized steak seasoning.

It’s easy to prepare, takes a short time and requires just a few ingredients. This copycat Omaha steak seasoning brings you the same taste at a slash of its price and without having to go get a bottle from the shops.

Follow this step by step guide to prepare this famous steak seasoning within 10 minutes.

Ingredients for Copycat Omaha Steak Seasoning Recipe

You will need the following seasonings to achieve the same taste as Omaha steak seasoning

  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoons black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • ¼ cup of vinegar
  • Vegetable or canola oil

Instructions for Copycat Omaha Steak Seasoning Recipe

Step 1: Mix dry ingredients

The first step in our copycat recipe it to mix together the dry ingredients. Remember that these dry ingredients coat the steak and give it a rich flavor.  You can mix them together using a whisk or a spoon.

Ensure that everything mixes evenly and there are no visible lumps. This will prevent biting into a steak and feel the flavor of a single seasoning at one point. You don’t want a steak tasting bland because of coating with clumps of spices. Make sure the dry spices are evenly distributed and mixed thoroughly in the bowl

Step 2: Mix in the oil

Measure ¼ cup of neutral tasting oil like vegetable or canola oil to avoid altering the flavors from the spices. Mix the oil into the spices to form a paste.

Ensure to add enough oil according to how you measured your spices. Adding excess oil could alter the flavors of the spices while adding too little will cause the spices to clump and not stick appropriately to the steak.

For the best results, mix in a little oil at a time until you achieve the right consistency.

Step 3: Add in the vinegar

We’ll now mix in the vinegar into the spices and oil paste. Use any kind of vinegar you want; whether balsamic, apple cider or white vinegar.

The vinegar helps the spices stick on the steak while making the flavor get deep into the steak.

Step 4: Let the seasoning rest for 24 hours before using

For the best combination of the flavors, allow it to rest for 24 hours before using it. This will give enough time for the flavors to mix evenly and come together as one. If you use the seasoning right after mixing, you will notice that it won’t be as flavorful as using it after 24 hours

For later use, put in an air tight container and freeze for up to 3 months or in the fridge for up to 3 days until ready to use.


This seasoning recipe will give you the same taste on your steak as you would get with Omaha steak seasoning. It’s easy to make, and if you don’t like some of the spices, you can adjust to remove some, add others, or change the measurements until you get the flavors that suits your tastes.

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Tom Valenti

Chef/Owner of both Ouest and ‘Cesca, and the Executive Chef of Le Cirque, Alison on Dominick, and Butterfield 81.

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