Sugar-Free Montreal Steak Seasoning Recipe
When you need steak rub, this Sugar-Free Montreal Steak Seasoning Recipe is easy to make and you probably have the ingredients on hand. And this tasty steak rub is something I love to use to add extra flavor to grilled meats.
I love to use some kind of steak rub when I’m making grilled meat, but sometimes the steak seasonings you buy have added sugar, and I don’t want that. So this post has my recipe for Sugar-Free Montreal Steak Seasoning! that’s easy to make and uses common ingredients you might have on hand.
I experimented with a few different versions of Montreal Steak Seasoning that I found online to come up with a combination I really liked. And of course this steak rub recipe is also great to add to a marinade for beef, and the photo above shows a steak marinated with Carol’s Easy Steak Marinade where I used it.
And this easy-to-make Montreal Steak Seasoning Recipe is also something I’ve made for a spice blend to give away for a holiday gift, and everyone will love getting a small jar of this instead of sweets during the holidays.
What ingredients do you need?
(This is only a list of ingredients; please scroll down for complete printable recipe. Or if you use the JUMP TO RECIPE link at the top of the page, it will take you directly to the complete recipe.)
- Paprika, preferably Szeged Paprika (affiliate link)
- black pepper
- Kosher Salt (affiliate link)
- Garlic Powder (affiliate link) or granulated garlic
- Onion Powder (affiliate link) or granulated onion
- Ground Coriander (affiliate link)
- dried Dill Weed (affiliate link)
- Cayenne Pepper (affiliate link)
What if you prefer to just buy a steak rub?
No judgement from me at all if you just prefer to buy steak rub instead of making your own. The one I buy over and over is Szeged Steak Rub (affiliate link), made by the same company that makes my favorite fish rub.
Where have I used this Montreal Steak Seasoning Recipe:
- Grilled Flat Iron Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
- Low-Carb Marinated Beef Kabobs
- Carol’s Easy Steak Marinade
- Marinated Grilled Flank Steak
Want even more great recipes for cooking steak?
Check out Amazing Keto Steak Recipes for more ideas for cooking steak from Kalyn’s Kitchen and other blogs around the web.
Tips from other bloggers for cooking steak:
- The Finger Test to Check the Doneness of Meat from Simply Recipes
- Five Best Tips for Cooking Steak from The Pioneer Woman
- How to Cook Steak Perfectly Every Time from The Stay at Home Chef
- 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.
This Montreal Steak Seasoning Recipe makes a little more than a cup, you could cut recipe in half if you don’t cook beef that often although this keeps for a long time. I use about 1 1/2 teaspoon of this mixture to season each steak.
Want a Larger Amount of Montreal Steak Seasoning to Make for a Holiday Gift?
(Makes about 4 cups)
- 12 T Paprika (I used sweet paprika)
- 8 T black pepper
- 12 T salt (I used kosher salt)
- 12 T garlic powder (or granulated garlic)
- 8 T onion powder (or granulated onion)
- 8 T ground coriander
- 8 T dill weed
- 8 tsp. Cayenne pepper
Recipe created by Kalyn with inspiration from many variations I found online.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 7Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 552mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Steak is a great dish dish for any low-carb diet, including Keto and this Montreal Steak Seasoning Recipe only adds about 1 carb to a steak. For low-carb or Keto diets, most any cut of steak will be great. Grilled steak can also be good for any phase of the original 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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Historical Notes for this Recipe:
This Sugar-Free Montreal Steak Seasoning Recipe was first posted in 2008! The recipe was last updated with more information in 2023.