Easy recipe for homemade Montreal steak spice, using spices you probably already have on hand. Frugal, simple and delicious – it’s a favourite spice for just about anything!

Homemade Montreal Steak Spice

Montreal Steak Spice isn’t just for steak! While I do use it as a steak rub, I also put it on potatoes, asparagus, broccoli, carrots… or pretty much any vegetable that will hold up to grilling. (Though a grilling basket really helps) Heck, sometimes I use it off the grill too and add it to steamed vegetables or even chicken. 🙂 Steak seasoning adds such great flavor to so many different foods that few other blends can replicate.

I’m a big fan of making my own homemade Montreal Steak Spice though because it cuts out all of the extra unhealthy additives, like MSG. Yuck!

There are two keys to making this recipe a big success in my books:

  1. Coriander. Using coriander seeds in this recipe imparts a nice citrus taste that compliments the garlic and onion
  2. Big spices. The size of the spices matters! Be sure to use cracked black pepper, garlic flakes and onion flakes. You can substitute granulated and still get a delicious flavour, but if you really want more of the real deal, bigger pieces of spice are what you need.
Homemade Montreal Steak Spice
  • 4 tsp Coarse Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Cracked pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Onion flakes
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic flakes
  • 1 tsp Dill seed
  • 1 tsp Coriander seed
  • 1 tsp Red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp Parsley
  • 1 tsp Thyme
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  1. Combine all the spices in a small bowl.
  2. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place up to 6 months.