Big bold flavors in an easy spice mix! You'll love how simple Montreal Steak Seasoning Recipe is to make, since you probably have all the ingredients in your spice cabinet right now! Great on steak, chicken and pork!
Making your own spice blends makes all the difference. Try this Chef's Blend spice mix next, I use it on everything!
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Why you'll love this recipe
Five minutes to make and it's the perfect balance of flavors.
This is one of the best Tri tip recipes and it's so good on this meat! BBQ pork loin... delicious! It's a match made in heaven and when it comes to seasoning your protein, this steak seasoning is life!
Who's with me?!!!
For the exact measurements, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- smoked paprika
- coarse black pepper
- granulated garlic
- crushed red pepper
- onion powder
This is an overview of the instructions. For the complete directions just scroll down to the bottom!
- measure out the spices
- pour into a container
- mix well and seal
Can you believe this is such an easy recipe? You probably already have the ingredients you'll need to make this today.
According to Wikipedia this seasoning mix originated in Canada and is used to flavor grilled meats.
Properly sealed the mix will easily last two years. Store it in a sealed container in your spice cabinet.
This is a great choice for a dry rub. After bringing the steak or meat to room temperature, coat the beef lightly with oil and rub the spice mix into the protein.
Add just prior to grilling. If the steak seasoning sits on the protein for a long length of time the salt in the mix will dry out the meat.
I love that you can personalize the seasoning! Too spicy? Omit the red pepper flakes, want to lower the sodium? Omit the salt. You can totally make this your own!
Making your own spice mix will save money and time.
This Montreal Seasoning Recipe tastes so much better than store-bought!
Doesn't get any easier than that, right? Or more delicious!
If you're looking for a great DIY gift to give Dad for Father's Day, this would be easy for the kids to make for him!
And if you're looking for more homemade seasonings and DIY spice mixes to make, here are some of my favorites!
- Homemade Dry Rub for Ribs and Chicken - this mix is a little sweet with just a hint of heat. It's perfect on chicken or pork.
- I love making my own Homemade Taco Seasoning because I spice it up just right. We're keeping the heat to a minimum in our house, but you can make it spicier by adding more red pepper flakes and chili powder
- Fajita Spice Mix - we have fajitas at least every other week and I go through jars of this stuff!
This is such a great seasoning! Here are some of my favorite ways to use it!
- it's perfect on bbq ribs on the grill - these are fall off the bone tender!
- season ground beef before grilling your burgers.
- Chili Lime Chicken - just add a sprinkle for even more flavor.
- season your Pan Roasted Vegetables - delish!
- sprinkle it over grilled asparagus, yum!!
- this is such a great steak seasoning! Rub with olive oil and sprinkle over the spice mix and grill
The short answer is just about anything! I know you'll enjoy this recipe and customize it to your taste!
Place in an airtight container. I use a small mason jar and storer it in the spice cabinet or pantry. Use within three months.
What I've learned
One of the things I love about homemade spice mixes is that they make great DIY gifts, whether that's for Father's Day or a birthday. They are perfect to tuck into a BBQ Grilling Basket your Dad will be sure to love!
- Dad can sauce up his grilling with this super tasty Sauce & Rubbin' Gift Pack - Premium BBQ Sauce & Dry Rubs
- Loubier Gourmet Signature Mild BBQ Sampler
- Does Dad like heat? Bring it with the Loubier Gourmet Signature Hot BBQ Sampler
Montreal Steak Seasoning Recipe
- 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
- 2 tablespoons kosher salt I use coarse salt
- 2 tablespoons coarse black pepper
- 1 tablespoon dried dill weed
- 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon coriander
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- Add all of the ingredients to a small screw top jar, mix well
- Store sealed in the pantry or for longer shelf life in the freezer.
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Originally published June 10, 2019 - It has been updated May 14, 2021 to improve instructions.