Kalyn’s Montreal Steak Seasoning
Kalyn’s Montreal Steak Seasoning is something I love to use to add extra flavor to grilled meats, and this post also talks about eating steak on the South Beach Diet. Short answer: you can have steak if it’s lean steak!
Montreal Steak Seasoning is a great way to add flavor to steak or other grilled meats, and I hate paying a lot of money for a spice mix when I have the ingredients and can make it myself. So this post has my version of Montreal Steak Seasoning; enjoy!
Steak is something a lot of Americans love, and sometimes people write and ask me if you can eat steak on the South Beach diet. Of course, I’m not a representative of South Beach, so I can only give my opinion, but I tell them you can eat steak if it’s lean steak. The newest books spell it out more clearly, specifying that “lean” means 10 grams or less total fat and 4.5 grams or less saturated fat per 100 grams. In other words, if you’re following South Beach you should choose steaks that are less than 10% fat. That’s not actually that hard to do, if you’re willing to do a little trimming.
I’m not a big steak eater, but I do eat it once in a while and recently I bought some steaks to cook for my dad and stepmother. You can see by looking that this Top Loin New York Steak is more than 10% fat. However, once I cut off the fatty parts that I wouldn’t have wanted to eat anyway, there is only a small amount of fat left. I had been experimenting with a few different versions of Montreal Steak Seasoning that I found online to come up with a combination I really liked, so I rubbed the steak with a tiny bit of olive oil, followed by the steak seasoning blend, then cooked it on the grill, and the steak was delicious, even if I’m still finding meat to be very hard to photograph!
Other Montreal Steak Seasoning or Steak Rub Recipes:
Copycat Montreal Grill Seasoning from Coffee and Cornbread
Montreal Steak Seasoning from Chow
Sizzlin’ Steak Rub from Nicole Weston at Slashfood
Spicy Steak Rub from The Spice Must Flow
Outback Steakhouse Steak Seasoning from Taming the Diabeastie
Tips from Other Bloggers about Cooking Steak:
The Finger Test to Check the Doneness of Meat from Simply Recipes
How to Turn Cheap “Choice” Steaks into Gucci “Prime” Steaks from Steamy Kitchen
My Seven Steak Rules from Slurp and Burp
How to Grill Steak Like a Texan from The BBQ Report
How to Cook Perfect Sirloin Steak from The Cottage Smallholder
Kalyn’s Montreal Steak Seasoning Rub
(Makes a little more than a cup, could cut recipe in half if you don’t cook beef that often. I used about two teaspoons of this mixture to season each steak. See list after the recipe for online sources I found which inspired my version.)
3 T Paprika (I used sweet paprika)
2 T black pepper
3 T salt (I used kosher salt)
3 T garlic powder (or granulated garlic)
2 T onion powder (or granulated onion)
2 T ground coriander
2 T dill weed
2 tsp. Cayenne pepper
Combine all spices in a small bowl and stir together. Store unused portion in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid. When using, be careful to apply the steak seasoning with one hand and rub with the other so you don’t contaminate the unused portion.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Steak is a great dish dish for any low-glycemic or low-carb diet, including any phase of the South Beach Diet if the steak is lean. In The South Beach Diet Supercharged the list of approved steak choices includes Flank steak, London broil, Sirloin steak, T-bone, Tenderloin (filet mignon), Top loin, and Top round.
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