Montreal Steak Seasoning – Skip the store-bought stuff and make your own blend of Montreal Steak Seasoning in a matter of minutes with spices you may already have on hand! Keep it stored for up to 6 months and have it ready on hand to season all your meat, fish, and veggies!
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When it comes to cooking, the seasoning you use can make or break a recipe. Whether over seasoned or under seasoned, it can really affect the taste and how much you enjoy a dish.
Sometimes all you need is a bit more salt and pepper and other times you need more than that. And if you’ve been a reader of my blog for any amount of time, you’ll know that Montreal Steak Seasoning is one of my favorites to use when I am looking to ramp up the flavor!
We all know buying packets of seasoning all the time can get pricey. Not only that, but sometimes store-bought seasoning contains preservatives, hidden gluten, and added sodium that we don’t want. While other times, a recipe calls for a spice blend that we just don’t have at the moment.
That’s why I LOVE to make my homemade spice blends. It’s so convenient to be able to make a copycat Montreal steak seasoning whenever I need it and if I buy separate spices in bulk, I can make more than one jar at a time. It’s also healthier and gives me control over what I put in it.
Besides, if I ever make too much, I can always give it away in cute little jars to friends and family!
You’re going to love this Montreal Steak Seasoning recipe. It’s so easy to make and it makes everything taste so much better!
What does Montreal Steak Seasoning contain?
- Black Peppercorns: Crush or grind them in a spice grinder or coffee grinder. If you’re old school, feel free to use a mortar and pestle.
- Paprika: Adds a nice smokiness to the combination.
- Garlic Powder
- Coriander: A warm earthy spice with a hint of sweetness.
- Dill Seeds: Provides a herby pungent flavor.
- Crushed Red Pepper Flakes and cayenne Pepper: Both give the spice blend some nice heat! It’s not overpowering at all because I wouldn’t say it’s intensely spicy, but it does give it a kick.
How to Make Montreal Steak Seasoning
Step 1: Grind up the peppercorns in a grinder or blender. This gives them extra flavor as opposed to leaving them whole.
Step 2: Combine all the ingredients in a mason jar. Give it a shake.
Step 3: Cover with a lid so that it’s airtight. Store it at room temperature until you’re ready to use it.
- Blend the seasoning with olive oil and use it as a marinade for all kinds of meat and fish recipes.
- If using a coffee grinder, make sure it’s extra clean! Or use one that you only use to grind spices. If not, you may taste some remnants of coffee grinds in your seasoning blend.
- For a closer copycat version to McCormick’s, which is a popular version that can be found in most grocery stores, omit the paprika and increase the amount of dill.
- If you prefer a less spicy version, reduce the amount of red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper. Or omit them both.
It is! Gluten hides in so many spice blends thanks to the additives used in many of them. The best way to ensure it’s gluten-free (other than looking for a certification label) is to make it yourself.
You want to use about 1 tsp of seasoning for every 1 pound of meat you plan to season.
When kept airtight in a cool dry spot in your pantry, it has a shelf life of about 6 months. If you’re like me and use it on everything, you won’t have it for very long!
It’s great for seasoning grilled meats like chicken, steak, hamburgers, salmon, and pork. You can season brisket, add it to your brine, or use it as a dry rub marinade. Believe it or not, I even use it on my veggies!
Montreal Steak Seasoning
- Grind black peppercorns in a coffee blender. Then combine all ingredients in a mason jar. Use 1 teaspoon of this spice per 1 lb of meat of your choice, or to taste. Enjoy!
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