22 Oct

The Taste of Fall: Bourbon Pumpkin Spiced Kansas City Steak

By Kansas City Steak Company Tags : recipe,  steaks 

There’s nothing quite like that first morning after Summer when you wake up and you’re just a little chilly. The window by your bed was cracked open all night, and all you want to do is grab your cabin socks from your dresser.

But you pull the blanket up and snuggle into bed just a few more minutes instead.

Fall has arrived.

The air is a little crisper. The days, a little shorter. The meals, a little heartier.

Along with the unpacking of your favorite sweatshirt box, you begin to look forward to those flavors that are so uniquely Fall.

You’ve said goodbye to light salads and hello to spicier, more complex and robust seasonings – and the meats and vegetables that can stand up to them.

You would have to be living under a rock to not know about the popular pumpkin spice latte, or PSL, that has taken the nation by storm in the last few years. Possibly the most unifying obsession since the Beatles.

Well, there’s something to that mix of spices – a little sweet, a little warm, aromatic, decadent, and distinct.

Why should that savory and sweet combo be relished only by the coffee-drinkers?

That magical mixture of seasonings translates into so many more dishes and when paired with those autumn vegetables and steak, that’s when it really shines.

Our Kansas City Steak Cook Team Chef Cortney Riley has mixed up something exceptional and seasonal, just for you (and maybe for your spouse too if it’s date night).

What could possibly scream Fall more than bourbon, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, and a delicious Kansas City Steak?

So, get toasty in your scarves and socks, grab your cider, those farmers market veggies, and your favorite steaks.

Fire up the grill, then create some delicious, new memories with Chef Cortney’s perfect taste of fall.

Bourbon Pumpkin Spiced Steak – Topped with Rosemary Thyme Compound Butter

Steak Rub:

  • 2 tbsp McCormick Bourbon Brown Sugar Grill Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp Pumpkin Spice Blend 
  • 1 tsp Kansas City Steak Seasoning

Rosemary Compound Butter:

  • 1 1/2 Stick of Unsalted Butter
  • 2 tsp Fresh Chopped Rosemary 
  • 2 tsp Fresh Chopped Italian Parsley
  • 2 tsp Fresh Thyme Leaves
  • 1 tsp Fresh Cracked Pepper
  • Pinch of Pink Salt
  • Mix together and refrigerate.


  1. Drizzle steak with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle desired amount of spice mix on all sides of steak.
  2. Let marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Grill to desired temp (have we told you we prefer medium rare).
  4. Let steaks rest for at least 5 minutes.
  5. Top with compound butter while resting.
  6. Eat and enjoy!

Seasoning also goes perfect on fall veggies such as Brussels sprouts, acorn squash and sweet potatoes.