When you need a good steak rub, this Montreal Steak Seasoning Recipe is easy to make and you probably have the ingredients on hand. And this tasty steak rub without sugar is something I love to use to add extra flavor to grilled meats.

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Easy Steak Marinade Photo showing grilled steak on plate with zucchini-artichoke salad.

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 that was marinated with Carol’s Easy Steak Marinade where I used this tasty steak seasoning recipe.

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. Check out the NOTES section in the complete recipe to see amounts for making enough of this steak seasoning to give away!

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(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.)

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 love is Szeged Steak Rub (affiliate link), made by the same company that makes my favorite fish rub.

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Carol's Easy Steak Marinade shown on serving plate with marinated zucchini salad
Yield: 38 servings

Montreal Steak Seasoning Recipe (Sugar-Free)

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Kalyn’s Sugar-Free Montreal Steak Seasoning is perfect to add extra flavor to grilled meats!


  • 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


  1. Combine all spices in a small bowl and stir together.
  2. Store unused portion in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid.
  3. 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.

Nutrition Information



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.

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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 Montreal Steak Seasoning Recipe was first posted in 2008! The recipe was last updated with more information in 2024.

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