Montreal Steak Seasoning

Montreal steak seasoning unmixed in a white bowl.

Homemade Montreal Steak Seasoning takes only 5 minutes to custom blend. Montreal Seasoning adds a powerhouse of spice flavors to your beef recipes or even chicken recipes. We even use it in our Quesadilla with Steak and Bloody Caesar.

More steak dry rubs: Bobby Flay’s Steak Rub and Texas Roadhouse Steak Seasoning.

Montreal Seasoning Ingredients

Wondering what’s in Montreal steak seasoning? Homemade Montreal seasoning requires 8 different spices, however many you probably already have in your pantry: paprika, black pepper, kosher salt, garlic powder, onion powder, ground coriander, red pepper flakes and dill seeds.

Other popular Spice Mix recipes: Carne Asada Seasoning, Lamb Seasoning, Creole Seasoning, Jamaican Jerk SpicePrime Rib Rub, Chicken Taco Seasoning and our popular BBQ Rub.

Small clear container of dry rub.

Montreal Steak Seasoning Marinade

To turn this Montreal seasoning mix into a steak marinade, just mix the below ingredients in a small mixing bowl and pour over the protein.

  • 2 lb. chicken or beef
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 4 tsp Montreal steak seasoning


There are many recipes to use Montreal steak seasoning on, including:

Grilled Recipes

A few great grill recipes to use this steak rub is on: Smoked Tri Tip, Picanha, Teres Major Steak, Smoked Chuck Roast, Smoked Chicken Wings, Smoked Chicken Legs, Denver Steak, 3-2-1 Ribs, Pork Belly Burnt Ends and Smoked London Broil.

Sous Vide Recipes

Combo Montreal seasoning with beef boullion to knock out killer Sous Vide recipes: Sous Vide Ribeye, Sous Vide Chuck Roast, Sous Vide London Broil or Sous Vide Tri Tip.

raw beef coated in seasonings.

Substitution Options

As written, this spice mix includes dill seeds, but feel free to sub in dill weed if that’s what you have in your cabinet.


Spicy – Amp up the heat by doubling, or even tripling, the red pepper flakes.

Want A Hint of Smoke? Add in 1 Tablespoon of smoked paprika in place of the regular paprika.

Like Garlic? This homemade steak seasoning can handle a double hit of garlic powder.

Prefer Less Salt? Omit the salt and add it a 1/4 teaspoon at a time until your desired salt level is reached.

Steak Seasoning

Whip up a huge batch of this homemade steak seasoning and keep it on hand, in an airtight jar, to use as needed.

Montreal steak seasoning unmixed in a white bowl.

Montreal Steak Seasoning

Homemade Montreal Steak Seasoning takes only 5 minutes to mix up. Montreal Seasoning adds a powerhouse of spice flavors to your beef recipes or even chicken recipes.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 11 Tbsp
Calories: 14kcal
Author: Darcey Olson
Cost: $2


  • 2 tbsp Paprika
  • 2 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 2 tbsp Freshly Cracked Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tbsp Ground Coriander
  • 1 tbsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tsp Dill Seed ((*Note 1))


  • Add all the spices to a small bowl and mix to combine. Store in an air-tight container for up to 6 months.


Note 1 – Montreal Steak Seasoning uses dill seed, but you can substitute 1 tablespoon dill weed if desired.
Storage: Store this spice blend covered in the pantry for up to 6 months.


Calories: 14kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.05g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 1282mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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