Montreal Steak Spice

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"Legend has it Montreal Steak Spice (also known as Montreal Steak Seasoning or Canadian Steak Spice) has it's origins back in the early 1950's at Swartz's Deli in Montreal. An employee at the time was apparently rubbing some of the various Montreal Smoked Meat pickling spices on his own steaks to season them. As word got around customers tried it and began asking for the blend and it became popular in other Deli's and Steakhouses. Yields 1/2 cup/8 tablespoons"

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (9.1 g)
  • Calories 20.2
  • Total Fat - 1.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 893 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 2.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.1 g
  • Sugars - 0.4 g
  • Protein - 0.6 g
  • Calcium - 10.8 mg
  • Iron - 0.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

In a glass bowl add all of the ingredients and mix well to combine.

Step 2

Can be stored for months in a sealed glass jar.

Step 3

Rub on steaks or ribs before cooking or after as a steak seasoning.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



I made this and we used it tonight on our hamburgers on the grill... why not, right? I will be making another batch to use on some steaks that we have in the freezer to cook next week. This tasted as good as, if not better than, the jarred stuff from the grocery store (and a lot cheaper to make from scratch). Thanks for posting this. Made for CQ 2015 for LBOB

review by:
(9 Sep 2015)


It's so nice to be able to make this at home. It has a great smell too while you are putting it together. Thanks for sharing! CQ2

review by:
(7 Sep 2015)


This is one of my favorite spice blends. I did not realize that it had paprika. Although the spice mix looked reddish, it did not turn my meat read, nor did it burn. Great recipe to have!

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(6 Sep 2015)


(28 Aug 2015)