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Homemade Montreal Steak Spice. Far less expensive and you control the salt level.

Homemade Montreal Steak Spice

Homemade Montreal Steak Spice - less expensive plus you control the salt level. A recipe for one of the most popular seasoning blends in Canada that you can easily make at home.
Course Seasonings
Cuisine Canadian Inspired
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 cups seasoning
Author Barry C. Parsons


  • Tbsp granulated onion
  • Tbsp black peppercorns
  • Tbsp granulated garlic
  • Tbsp smoked paprika (or regular paprika)
  • Tbsp kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp chili flakes (cayenne pepper flakes or red pepper flakes also work)
  • 3 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 2 Tbsp coriander seeds
  • 3 Tbsp dill seeds


  1. I like to grind each individual ingredient to a coarse consistency before blending them all together. This ensures that I get a uniform size.
  2. I use a mortar and pestle but this is not completely necessary. You can use a spice grinder, blender or food processor if you like but again I recommend, doing each one individually.
  3. Blend all of the ground spices together well and store in an airtight container like a mason jar.
  4. This spice blend will maintain its freshness for several months. Small 4 ounce mason jars make great host/ess gifts if you're invited to summer barbecues.

Recipe Notes

I like the salt amount in this recipe but if you prefer a more heavily salted seasoning for your purposes, try increasing the salt by a Tbsp and experimenting from there.