Sugar-Free Montreal Steak Seasoning is easy to make, and this is something I love to use to add extra flavor to grilled meats. 

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Montreal Steak Seasoning is a great way to add flavor to steak or other grilled meats, and this is something I’ve made for a spice blend to give away for gifts. 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. 

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!

What ingredients do you need?

  • Paprika; I used Szeged Paprika
  • black pepper
  • kosher salt
  • garlic powder or granulated garlic
  • onion powder or granulated onion
  • ground coriander
  • dill weed
  • Cayenne pepper

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 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
Yield: 38 servings

Sugar-Free Montreal Steak Seasoning Rub

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.

Want a Larger Amount 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:



Serving Size:

1.5 teaspoon

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-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, most any cut of steak will be great.

Find More Recipes Like This One:
Use Grilling Recipes for more grilling ideas.Use the Diet Type Index to find recipes suitable for a specific eating plan. You might also like to follow Kalyn’s Kitchen on Pinterest or on Facebook to see all the good recipes I’m sharing there.

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