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Sugar-Free Montreal Steak Seasoning

Sugar-Free Montreal Steak Seasoning is easy to make, and this is something I love to use to add extra flavor to grilled meats. This steak seasoning blend was featured in Spice Blends to Make for a Homemade Food Gift.

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Kalyn's Montreal Steak Seasoning (and Eating Steak on the South Beach Diet) found on KalynsKitchen.com

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. And sometimes the steak rubs you buy have added sugar, and I don’t like that either. So this post has my recipe for Sugar-Free Montreal Steak Seasoning; enjoy!

Steak is something a lot of Americans love, and of course nicely marbled steak is perfect for low-carb and Keto diet. But you can also eat steak on the original South Beach diet, although 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. 

Kalyn's Montreal Steak Seasoning (and Eating Steak on the South Beach Diet) found on KalynsKitchen.com

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, if you prefer less fat it’s easy enough to cut off the fatty parts and then there’s only a small amount of fat left. But trim the steak or not, your choice on that of course!

I’d 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!

Grilled Steak

Other Montreal Steak Seasoning or Steak Rub Recipes:

Copycat Montreal Grill Seasoning from Coffee and Cornbread
Montreal Steak Seasoning from Chowhound
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
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 (and Eating Steak on the South Beach Diet) found on KalynsKitchen.com

Sugar-Free Montreal Steak Seasoning Rub

Yield 32 servings
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.


Makes a little more than a cup, you could cut recipe in half if you don’t cook beef that often although it keeps for a long time. I used about 1 1/2 teaspoon of this mixture to season each steak.

Recipe created by Kalyn with inspiration from many variations I found online.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 9Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 656mgCarbohydrates: 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.

If you make this recipe I'd love to hear how it turns out. Leave a star rating or share on social media with the hashtag #KALYNSKITCHEN, thanks!

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. For low-carb or Keto diets, mosts any cut of steak will be great.

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    29 Comments on “Sugar-Free Montreal Steak Seasoning”

  1. This was delicious!! Will definitely make again! Thank you!!

  2. Why don't you make the version in the recipe and just leave out the salt.

  3. Do you have a sub for the Montreal Chicken seasoning? I bought it, used it, and nearly gagged with so much sodium in it. Thank you for sharing so many of your wonderful recipes!

  4. Mamacita, you're welcome; glad it is helpful for you!

  5. I love your recipes.. I just started the S. Beach diet and your recipes are making this diet so much fun! Thank you =)

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  8. Sue, I was a little surprised to see the ones with coriander too, but I did like it in this version.

  9. You know Kalynm I can certainly taste the coriander in Montreal, but I tried adding it to the seasoning I use and I liked it better without the coriander.

    Oh well I will have to try yours because it is different than the one I have been using for sure.