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Homemade Montreal Steak Seasoning

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Homemade Montreal Steak Seasoning

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.

How to Make Your Own Homemade Montreal Steak Seasoning

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

Homemade Montreal Steak Seasoning

You will see a few different versions of this out there, but I decided to combine two or three recipes to create my own version and make sure it was the best one out there.

Montreal Steak Seasoning Ingredients

No one really knows what's in the original version from back in the day, but 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

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.

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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.


Saturday 15th of September 2018

I love using Montreal Steak Seasoning. I buy it all the time. I had no idea it was so easy to make. Thanks for the recipe!

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