Montreal Steak Seasoning Recipe

An easy recipe for Montreal Steak Seasoning. Make this copycat spice blend using common pantry ingredients.

It’s great on steak, of course, but also delicious on chicken, pork, and vegetables. Or, mix with oil and soy sauce for a delicious marinade!

An easy recipe for Montreal Steak Seasoning. Make this copycat spice blend using common pantry ingredients. It's great on steak, of course, but also delicious on chicken, pork, and vegetables. Or, mix with oil and soy sauce for a delicious marinade!

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What is Montreal Steak Seasoning made of?

Montreal Steak Seasoning is made of garlic, coriander, dill, black pepper, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Some recipe variations, including mine, also contain paprika and dried minced onion.

The recipe itself is based on the pickling spices of Eastern European and Jewish cuisine. The spice blend also goes by the names Montreal Steak Spice, Canadian Steak Spice, and Canadian Steak Seasoning.

An easy recipe for Montreal Steak Seasoning. Make this copycat spice blend using common pantry ingredients. It's great on steak, of course, but also delicious on chicken, pork, and vegetables. Or, mix with oil and soy sauce for a delicious marinade!

How do I use Montreal Steak Seasoning?

Use Montreal Steak Seasoning as a dry rub on steak, pork, chicken, or vegetables.

Or, combine 4 teaspoons Montreal Steak Seasoning with 1/2 cup olive oil and 1/4 cup soy sauce. Use to marinade up to 2 pounds of steak.

How do you store Montreal Steak Seasoning?

Store this spice blend, any other homemade spice blends, in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

An easy recipe for Montreal Steak Seasoning. Make this copycat spice blend using common pantry ingredients. It's great on steak, of course, but also delicious on chicken, pork, and vegetables. Or, mix with oil and soy sauce for a delicious marinade!

What is the best way to season a steak?

  1. Bring your steaks to room temperature for 30 to 60 minutes before cooking.
  2. Add dry rubs or salt just before cooking. If you add salt in advance, it will draw water out of the meat which makes it more difficult to get a hard, crusty sear.
  3. If using a wet marinade, marinade at least 30 minutes. Bring to room temperature for 30 to 60 minutes. Wipe off any excess marinade before cooking.

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5 from 2 votes

Montreal Steak Seasoning Recipe

An easy recipe for Montreal Steak Seasoning. Make this copycat spice blend using common pantry ingredients. It's great on steak, of course, but also delicious on chicken, pork, and vegetables. Or, mix with oil and soy sauce for a delicious marinade!
Course Pantry
Cuisine American
Keyword montreal seasoning, steak seasoning
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 36 servings
Calories 7kcal
  • 2 tablespoons crushed black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon dried dill
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • In a small bowl, combine paprika, pepper, salt, garlic, onion, coriander, dill, and crushed red pepper. Store in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Chowhound.

Nutrition

Calories: 7kcal


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  1. Timothy W. Russell

    Very good recipe. A note: Montreal Seasoning calls for “dill,” but it is the seed you want as opposed to “dill weed” as shown in your photo. I ended up using dill weed myself as I was out of dill seed, which is still very good. Just mentioning that the dill seed is what you get when you buy Montreal Seasoning at the store.

    1. meggan

      Hi Timothy, that is SO HELPFUL. Thank you. I will fix it up for sure! I appreciate your help. -Meggan

  2. Andrew Brayman

    This is s very good seasoning. Rich in flavor, and a welcomed bit out of the ordinary because of the use of dill  and coriander with beef,  It works very well. I recommend the use is smoked paprika instead of the pretty-but-tasteless paprika used for garnishing. This recipe has become part of my permanent collection. Well worth trying if you haven’t yet. 5 stars

    1. Meggan

      Thanks so much Andrew! I am glad you like it! :D

  3. Julia LaBorde

    This is great! We were going on vacation and I didn’t want to pack a bunch of seasonings, so I was searching for something that would have everything I needed in one jar. This is it! Great on steaks, burgers, even grilled chicken! It is just like the store brand Montreal Steak Seasoning!5 stars

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