Make this copycat Montreal Steak Seasoning with 8 basic spices, then season steak (of course), chicken, pork, and vegetables. Or, mix with oil and soy sauce for a delicious marinade!

Montreal Steak Seasoning spices on a plate.
Table of Contents
  1. Recipe ingredients
  2. Ingredient notes
  3. Instructions
  4. Recipe tips and variations
  5. Montreal Steak Seasoning Recipe

Recipe ingredients

Labeled ingredients for Montreal Steak Seasoning.

Ingredient notes

  • Dill: Montreal Steak Seasoning uses dill seed, but you can substitute 1 tablespoon dill weed if desired.

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, combine paprika, pepper, salt, garlic, onion, coriander, dill, and crushed red pepper. Store in an airtight container.
Montreal Steak Seasoning spices in a jar.

Recipe tips and variations

  • Yield: This recipe makes ¾ cup seasoning (you’ll need an 8 ounce jar to store it).
  • Storage: Store this spice blend covered in the pantry for up to 6 months.
  • Marinade: To make a marinade for 2 pounds of steak, chicken, or pork, whisk together ½ cup olive oil, ¼ cup soy sauce, and 4 teaspoons seasoning. Marinade at room temperature for 30 minutes or in the refrigerator for up to 1 hour. Pat meat dry before cooking.
  • Origin: Montreal Steak Seasoning 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.

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Montreal Steak Seasoning spices on a plate.

Montreal Steak Seasoning

Make this copycat Montreal Steak Seasoning with 8 basic spices, then season steak (of course), chicken, pork, and vegetables. Or, mix with oil and soy sauce for a delicious marinade!
5 from 48 votes
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 2 mins
Servings 36 servings (1 tsp each)
Course Pantry
Cuisine Canadian
Calories 6

Ingredients 

  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons whole black peppercorns crushed
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon dill seed or dill weed (see note 1)
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes

Instructions 

  • In a small bowl, combine paprika, pepper, salt, garlic, onion, coriander, dill, and crushed red pepper. Store in an airtight container.

Notes

  1. Dill: Montreal Steak Seasoning uses dill seed, but you can substitute 1 tablespoon dill weed if desired.
  2. Yield: This recipe makes ¾ cup seasoning (you’ll need an 8 ounce jar to store it).
  3. Storage: Store this spice blend covered in the pantry for up to 6 months.
  4. Marinade: To make a marinade for 2 pounds of steak, chicken, or pork, whisk together ½ cup olive oil, ¼ cup soy sauce, and 4 teaspoons seasoning. Marinade at room temperature for 30 minutes or in the refrigerator for up to 1 hour. Pat meat dry before cooking.
  5. Origin: Montreal Steak Seasoning 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1teaspoonCalories: 6kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 392mgPotassium: 32mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 261IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 1mg
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  1. I’m allergic to Coriander/Cilantro so for the Montreal Steak Seasoning recipe I substitute Cumin for Coriander.

  2. I have been using this recipe on Salmon several times a month since I found it. I air broil in my Air Fryer and use it for my prepared meal for the week. So good!!

  3. Came here looking for a sub because I didn’t want to run to the store for one item. My husband loves this on everything! Thanks!5 stars

  4. I was out of the real brand and looking for a recipe I could use right away for my grilled hamburgers. I just sprinkled on both sides of the burgers before putting them on the grill and they turned out great. Same awesome flavor as the bottled stuff, but with more control over the ingredients. This is a keeper! Thanks!5 stars

  5. Unless your a salt Fiend I would suggest using only a quarter of salt, other than this is was excellent.

  6. Love this. Since I always have these spices on hand it’s more economical to make my own blends. And I won’t run out, it takes 5 minutes to make a new batch. Thanks!5 stars

    1. This recipe was a real surprise.
      The taste is awesome. I use it on a variety of meats as well as chicken. It never fails to bring a wonderful taste to what ever I cook. I’ve even put it in a chili it made it so much better. Thank u I look forward to using other spice recipes from ur site. It is hard to find spices that we can both use. In this I can leave out the heat. I am allergic to anything with a spicey heat. Thanku so much.

  7. Can I ask for the difference between pepper and black pepper?

    “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.”

    1. Hi Shaun, sorry about that! It was a typing error, the second pepper shouldn’t be there. I’ve fixed the wording. The recipe card is correct. Sorry again! – Meggan

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