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Homemade Montreal Steak Seasoning

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Montreal Steak seasoning is one of those pantry staple blends that you need to have on your shelf.

It is the perfect blend to use on those nights when it’s the perfect night for grilling up some steaks or burgers.

This Montreal seasoning is made right from the spices you already have on hand and offer the perfect balance of savory flavors and tasty herbs.

Homemade Montreal Steak Seasoning

How to Make Your Own Homemade Montreal Steak Seasoning

Did you know that Montreal steak seasoning originated in a Montreal-based deli? One of their employees experimented with making his own blend of mixes. It was SO popular, all the customers started asking if they could take a bottle home.

Homemade Montreal Steak Seasoning

There are a few different versions of this out there. However, I combined two or three recipes to create my own version. For me, this is the best one out there.

Montreal Steak Seasoning Ingredients

No one really knows what's in the original version from back in the day. However, after playing around with the flavors, I discovered that the major spices used are salt, pepper, garlic, onion, dill, and cumin.

From this point, what you add is entirely up to you. You can adjust based on your own tastes. But I promise you, the blend I created is absolutely delicious and so full of flavor.

Homemade Montreal Steak Seasoning

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Yield: 1 cup

Homemade Montreal Steak Seasoning

Homemade Montreal Steak Seasoning

This spice blend is so delicious you will want to put it on everything -- steaks, chicken, chops, and more.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 2 TBSP whole peppercorns, crushed
  • 2 TBSP Paprika
  • 2 TBSP Kosher Salt
  • 1 TBSP Garlic Powder
  • 1 TBSP Onion Powder
  • 2 tsp dried dill
  • 2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp ground cumin


  1. Crush the peppercorns with a mortal and pestle or place in a plastic ziplock bag and crush with the back of a frying pan. 
  2. Combine all the ingredients together. Transfer to an airtight jar. The flavors are the best if used immediately, but the blend can be stored at room temperature and used for several months.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 6Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 253mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

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Tuesday 13th of June 2023

Have you ever fallen backwards on a cloud? I love Montreal steak seasoning, but the store bought is far to salty! Looking for homemade versions, and here I found the #1. Now I nearly omitted the salt, just a few twists, and was left with a heavenly flavor. Mixed into smash burgers and topped with lettuce and mayo on both 1/2s of the buns, a little sriracha and magic, matched with butter boiled red potatoes and asparagus, a little southern sweet peach tea… all homemade! Chefs delighted!!!

Jennifer Sikora

Wednesday 14th of June 2023

So glad you liked it. It is a favorite around here also.


Monday 17th of September 2018

I love how colorful this seasoning is and I bet it tastes delicious! The whole peppercorns are a nice touch!


Monday 17th of September 2018

I love making my own seasonings. This one sounds really good. I'm going to make a batch when we have steaks next.


Sunday 16th of September 2018

It looks easy enough! Super delicious and fast combination. I probably have all of the ingredients in my pantry!

Kerrie Mendoza

Sunday 16th of September 2018

What an easy recipe for something I buy all the time. Will definitely be making this for my family.

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