Copycat McCormick Montreal Steak Seasoning

Call your friends and fire up that grill!  This week I have unlocked the secret to one of my favorite blends of spices.  I use this Montreal Steak seasoning on burgers, steaks, I even use it on french fries for a little extra flavor.  Once you try this seasoning, you will see why it has become a staple in my kitchen.

4 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon dehydrated onion
1/2 tablespoon dehydrated garlic
1/2 tablespoon crushed red pepper
1/2 tablespoon dried thyme
1/2 tablespoon dried rosemary
1/2 tablespoon dried fennel

Mix together and store in a shaker.
Shake or rub 1 tablespoon seasoning onto steaks, pork chops or hamburgers before grilling.



  1. Sounds good, but when I can definitely taste a little coriander in the real Montreal Steak Seasoning. Other than that, everything looks good!

  2. Sounds good, but I can definitely taste a little coriander in the real Montreal Steak Seasoning. Other than that, everything looks good!

  3. I’m not all that fond of the Montreal Seasoning on steaks however, it makes a fresh tuna steak an awesome thing!! Either on the grill or in the oven.

  4. How crazy that I found a recipe that called for McCormick Montreal Steak seasoning and now I find a recipe to make the seasoning. Thanks for the info.

  5. This was so easy. I love making seasonings. Plus, if you buy cute envelopes you can make these as a gift or stocking stuffer.

  6. sounds really good. I am always tring somthing new. I’ll be back to visit a lot.

  7. Yum! This stuff is great on eggs, too – great to mix in with the eggs before scrambling.

  8. Yep, definitely missing the coriander, but a really close replica. While I like this on steaks, it takes grilled pork to a whole new level of scrumptousness!

  9. Fantastic! I made jars and jars of this for wedding favors last fall. Folks are now running out and begging for more!

  10. I love this recipe because I can control the amount of salt I use.
    Because of blood pressure issues.

    Never thought of using paprika, but will give it a try the next time I make the Montreal seasoning.
    I have some hot Hungarian paprika that would give it a real kick.

  11. some of the tastiest potatoes i’ve ever had were just big russet or yukon potatoes sliced down the middle, spread butter along both sides….then sprinkle the mix into the center….grill….omg…the flavor is amazing…personally i dont use anything other than salt/pepper on a steak…if ure using other spices or sauces you don’t have a good steak.

  12. Definitely missing in this recipe besides the coriander and
    paprika is, the crushed caraway seed that is very obvious
    to see in the original seasoning and gives it that distinct
    flavor and taste. i use coarse ground black pepper an coarse kosher salt.

  13. Montreal Steak Seasoned Balsamic Chicken
    1 cup fresh pre diced onion
    1 cup fresh baby cut carrots
    4 0z fresh sliced portabells mushrooms rinsed
    2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts
    pam cooking spray
    1 tsp montreal steak seasoning
    1 71/2 tbl spoons balsamic vinegar
    STEPS 1.place onions carrots and mushrooms in a microwave safe covered bowl. Cover and cook on high for 5 minutes or until hot.
    2.Pre heat a large saute pan or electric fry pan for 2 to 3 minutes on med high cut the chicken breast into 1 & 1/2 inch stripes. (wash Your Hands) Now remove the saute pan from the burned and spray with cooking speay add the chicken (wash Hands) sprinkle with the steak seasoning cover and cook fir 2 to 3 minutes turning once or until slightly browned.
    3. Drain the onions, carrots, & Mushrooms and stir into the chicken cover and cook for 5 minutes stir once or until brown. remove lid and cook another 3 minutes now stir in the balsamic vinegar and serve. with a side salad.

  14. Montreal Steak Seasoning definitely has corriander in it. In the original seasoning you could see the corriander seeds in it.

  15. Definitely makes vegetables, steamed or sauteed delectable, like green beans, or squash cooked with onions in coconut oil, just delicious!

  16. Montreal Steak Seasoning on microwave or movie theater popcorn ROCKS! I think I might need an intervention :)

  17. JUST an FYI for better (closer to the original) results use coarsely NOT finely round ingredients

  18. A bottle in the store here in Thailand is $15. I can make it a lot cheaper than that now. Thanks.

  19. The Montreal seasoning recipe is from Schwartz’s Deli 65 years ago. It was Morris Sherman pickling spice> It does not contain Thyme, Rosemary or Fennel. You can add it but them it becomes something else.
    Crushed or cracked coriander, pepper, onion, garlic, k-salt, red pepper flakes, dill seeds and paprika. All dry rub ingredients

  20. If it is missing the taste of coriander. Either add it in place of the fennel or combine them together.
    No brainer!!!

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