Marinated Spiced Steak

This is the best Steak I’ve ever had. It is PERFECT
— Spencer Chupinsky

Coming from my 6'3, 170lb husband who would rather starve than eat something that he didn't love, this was quite the compliment. I assure you, any food that gets complimented like that is re-invented and uploaded straight to the blog for sharing. 

He ate the entire steak but his broccolini and sweet potato fries were barely touched. Typical. Anyone else out there with a husband who eats like a toddler? 

Steak is a dinner staple in our house... for my husband {I only eat seafood}. Honestly, most days I don't take the time to marinate, get creative with spices and put much thought into cooking it. On super lazy days, I'll throw it on the stove top, cook it in a little A1 and call it a day. 

After having the baby, we don't get out much. So, last night I decided I'd go {what at first seemed} the extra mile {although it only took about 5 minutes} and really put a creative twist on the steak. 5 minutes later my prep was done and turns out according to Spencer, it was the best invested 5 minutes of the evening. If only everything was that easy! 

Prep Time: 5 minutes + time to marinate if you wish

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 2 {I ALWAYS make left overs for lunches or lazy days}


  1. Tenderize steaks using a tenderizer (or a fork if you don't have one).
  2. Drizzle 1 TBSP olive oil over steaks (both sides).
  3. Spice both sides of steak.
  4. If you have time, let it marinate for 20 minutes, if not, start cooking. 
  5. Cook on medium to low heat for roughly 10 minutes each side for a medium steak.


  • 2 Steaks
  • 1/4 TSP Cumin
  • 1/2 TSP Onion Powder
  • 1/4 TSP Black Pepper

Kitchen tools suggested:

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