Wooden bowl with Santa Maria seasoning blend, raw beef in background.

Santa Maria Seasoning Recipe

Contributor: Christine Pittman

Santa Maria Seasoning is a flavorful spice blend that’s perfect for tri-tip steak as well as a variety of other grilled meats.

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: About 4 oz. (1/2 cup) 1x
  • Category: Spice Blend
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American


  • 5 tsp. salt
  • 5 tsp. garlic powder
  • 5 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp. dry oregano
  • 2 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsp. dried rosemary
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp. Aleppo chili flakes*
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne


  1. In a medium bowl mix together all ingredients until well combined.
  2. Transfer mixture to an air-tight container. Store up to 3 months in a cool, dry, dark, place.

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*Note: If you don’t have Aleppo chili flakes, use the same amount of ancho chili powder, regular chili powder, or mix together 3/4 teaspoon smoked paprika with 3/4 teaspoon white sugar and use that.