Homemade Montreal Steak Spice

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Recipe: #7170

November 05, 2011

"This is a great steak spice combo that was created in a deli in Montreal, thus the name."

Original is 24 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (4.2 g)
  • Calories 6.7
  • Total Fat - 0.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 582.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 1.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.6 g
  • Sugars - 0.1 g
  • Protein - 0.3 g
  • Calcium - 10.6 mg
  • Iron - 0.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Mix all ingredients together well.

Step 2

Store in an airtight container.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting the paprika, make sure to choose one that is bright red in color and has a strong aroma.
  • Use freshly ground black pepper for the best flavor.

  • Substitute smoked paprika for the regular paprika for a smoky flavor. The benefit of this substitution is that it adds a unique flavor to the spice blend that will enhance the overall taste.
  • Substitute garlic powder for the granulated garlic for a milder flavor. The benefit of this substitution is that it will provide a milder garlic flavor that won't overpower the other spices in the blend.

Cajun Steak Spice Replace the crushed red pepper flakes with 1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper, and replace the dill with 1 tablespoon of oregano.

Grilled Steak with Montreal Steak Spice: Grilled steak is the perfect accompaniment for Montreal Steak Spice. The spices will bring out the natural flavor of the steak, and the char from the grill will add a great smoky flavor. Plus, it's a quick and easy way to enjoy this classic spice combination.

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes: Roasted garlic mashed potatoes are the perfect side dish to accompany grilled steak with Montreal Steak Spice. The creamy texture of the potatoes will balance out the smoky char of the steak, while the roasted garlic adds a delicious flavor. Plus, it's a simple dish that doesn't take long to prepare.


Q: How long does this steak spice last?

A: This Montreal steak spice should last for several months if stored in an airtight container.

Q: How much Montreal steak spice should I use?

A: It depends on the size of the steak and personal preference. Generally, 1 teaspoon of Montreal steak spice per pound of steak is a good starting point. Adjust to taste.

3 Reviews


I have used this spice on many occasions and love it. It is very hearty and adds a mellow spicy flavour to meat. Great not only steaks but I love it on a Pork Tenderloin too.


review by:
(20 Sep 2018)


A great spice combo for sure, one of our favorite spice mixes. So a repeatable and one that will see to reruns.


review by:
(24 Jul 2015)


I made this ages ago but forgot to rate it. I'm giving this 5 stars I have used it on beef and pork and loved the flavor everytime, thanks for your great spice recipe


review by:
(6 Nov 2012)

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Fun facts:

The Montreal Steak Spice recipe was created by a deli in Montreal, Canada, and is a favorite among many celebrities and chefs.

The Montreal Steak Spice blend was made famous by the iconic TV chef Julia Child, who included it in her cookbook "Mastering the Art of French Cooking".