I don’t know about you, but I just can’t bear to grill my steaks and burgers without a sprinkling of Montreal Steak Seasoning. But wouldn’t you know, last time we grilled burgers, I realized I was out. But rather than making a trip to the store, I decided to try and mix up my own version of the classic spice mix at home.
It worked perfectly! There are quite a few recipes on the Internet for Montreal Steak Seasoning, so I sort of combined them to suit my tastes. I do love the coarse texture of the store-bought version, so rather than using all ground spices, I opted for things like peppercorns, mustard seed, and coriander seed.
If you have a mortar and pestle or spice mill, that’s great! If not, you can put your spices in a zip top bag and crush them with a heavy rolling pin, or the edge of a cast iron skillet. That’s what I did, and it worked great.
Now that I know how easy it is to make my favorite steak seasoning at home, I might just keep doing it this way. And this would be a great gift for the grilling aficionado in your life!
Copycat Montreal Steak Seasoning
- 2 tablespoons peppercorns
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon coarse salt
- 1 tablespoon dried garlic or granulated garlic
- 1 tablespoon dill seed
- 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 2 teaspoons coriander seeds
- 2 teaspoons mustard seeds
- Combine all spices and grind with a mortar and pestle or spice grinder. Or, place the spices in a zip top bag and crush with a rolling pin or heavy skillet.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
And here’s a little secret my brother recently shared with me. This stuff is amazing on hash browns! I don’t know why I never thought of it myself, but trust me, you’ve got to give it a try! Just don’t forge to save this simple spice mix recipe to your favorite Pinterest board for later.
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