Homemade Montreal Steak Seasoning

Homemade Montreal Steak Seasoning Recipe: Easy to make and delicious recipe plus free printable Father’s Day gift labels.

Montreal steak seasoning is a popular dry rub seasoning mix used to add flavor to steak and grilled meats.  Our homemade steak seasoning is the best way to season steak and perfect for grilling season.  This easy recipe is quick to prepare and perfect for using on your favourite steaks.  This flavorful steak seasoning also a great gift.

We love this idea for Father’s Day because it’s super easy to make, so even the youngest kiddos could help put it together and it’s really delicious.  I usually try really hard to avoid stereotypes, I’m sure not all husbands or dads are the main bbq-ers.  So it might work for your crew for Father’s Day, or it might work for your peeps for Mother’s Day.  Let me just say that if you’re into steak, it’s really yummy, and it’s really easy to make.  So this homemade spice blend is ticking all the boxes on my list, tick, tick. 😉

Montreal Steak Seasoning History

This popular Canadian steak seasoning has its origins as the recipe used to flavor Montreal smoked meats.  The spice rub traditionally includes garlic powder, coriander seeds, black pepper, cayenne pepper, herbs, and coarse salt.  When Morris “The Shadow” Sherman who worked at Schwartz’s Montreal-based deli started using it on steaks as well as smoked meats, customers wanted to try it too, loved it.  It became popular in Montreal delis and local steak houses as customers requested it and the rest is history!

This seasoning blend is very easy to put together.  It’s a combination of simple ingredients you probably have in your spice cabinet right now.  This combination of basic spices, takes an ordinary steak ot the next level.  You can use ground spices, or start with whole spices and grind your own in a coffee grinder or spice grinder for the freshest flavors.


  • 4 tbsp coarse kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 tbsp dehydrated onion
  • 1/2 tbsp dehydrated garlic
  • 1/2 tbsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tbsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tbsp dried rosemary
  • 1/2 tbsp dried coriander
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds


  1. Combine all the ingredients together, and store in a sealed container.
  2. To use, rub on steak before grilling.


Use this Montreal steak spice on any grilled meats.  It’s the best steak seasoning, try on your favorite steaks, like filet mignon, flank steak, sirloin steak, chuck roast, and more.  You might even like on pork chops.

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