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This EASY all-purpose steak seasoning blend is DELICIOUS on steaks, chicken, fish, pork, and even vegetables. Make it now with the spices you already have in your pantry!

seasoning in a jar

If you’d rather skip my essential cooking tips and tricks and get straight to this delicious recipe – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.


Yes or no, who has used or Canadian or Montreal Steak Seasoning before? If you answered no, I have no idea who you are and seriously question your life choices.  

Even if you are a vegetarian, you can use this tasty steak seasoning mix on your fake burgers and on your vegetables to make them more interesting!

I am a big fat yes to the question, by the way.

I always have a ginormous container of steak spices in my house and it is almost always empty.

Much like my Worcestershire sauce addiction (I have no less than three bottles in my house at this very moment), I need to have it on hand.  

I started buying so much Worcestershire because I kept thinking I was out when I went to the store and bought a bottle each time I went.  

That goes to show you that I am not organized and my pantry is so crammed with stuff that I can’t see what I have.  Last time it was soy sauce and I had 6 bottles on hand at one time.  

Four of them were open and in the refrigerator which only proves the point that I have some serious issues!

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close up of layers of spices in a short jar


  • salt – Kosher salt not table salt
  • black pepper
  • garlic – I like to use granulated garlic and not garlic powder but use what you have on hand
  • smoked paprika – this is better than the sweet paprika
  • onion – I like to use granulated or minced dried onion for the texture but if you only have onion powder feel free to use that.
  • ground coriander – this is a boost to the flavor but feel free to leave out if you don’t like this one.
  • crushed red pepper flakes
  • ground mustard
  • parsley flakes – use dried for this

Salt is great for seasonings as it brings out and enhances the overall flavor of anything you put it on. When you make your own spice rubs you can control the level of every spice and herb in it!

If you are trying to be salt free – or low sodium, you can still enjoy this recipe just cut out the salt altogether and then slowly add it back in.

Not only will these spices add layers to your steak, or anything else, but it will make it very flavorful all while keeping it moist, tender, and juicy! Whether you are pan searing your steaks or grilling them, this easy dry rub is perfect!

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Overhead shot of dried mustard as an ingredient in a seasoning mix


ONE: Mix all the ingredients together and store in a glass jar in a cool, dry place until ready to use.

TWO: Season and cook the steak when ready!

For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

I started making my own steak seasoning so it is free of non-caking additives, and other such abominations, and I could control the amount of each spice added to it.

I can be picky and I like mine spicier than they make it so that means my home version contains more red pepper flakes than is humanly necessary!

This recipe for all-purpose steak seasoning makes a good amount so make sure that you store it in a cool, dry place until you have used the last crumb! In my house, it doesn’t take long!

Customizable All Purpose Steak Seasoning in a jar overhead shot


Preferably overnight, but up to at least an hour will work if the seasoning contains salt. If it doesn’t contain salt, you can season immediately before cooking.


Bring the steaks to room temperature or close to it. Pat the steaks dry. Apply vegetable oil (not olive oil) and spread a liberal amount of spice mix on on each side of the steak before popping on the grill or pan searing.

This is perfect for grilled or pan seared and baked steaks.


Pat the meat dry on both sides with a paper towel and generously massage the spice mix on the steak until the meat is completely covered. Cook immediately or let sit at least an hour.


This recipe is! Some recipes add sugar or bouillon. If you add these they will not be. Check out all these other spice mixes if you are looking to spice up some diet food!

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Customizable All Purpose Steak Seasoning in a jar overhead shot

All-Purpose Steak Seasoning Mix

Yield: 1.5 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This all-purpose steak seasoning blend is great for steaks, chicken, fish, pork, and even vegetables. Make it now with the spices you already have in your pantry!


  • 4 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons butcher grind black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons granulated garlic
  • 1 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 3 tablespoon granulated onion
  • 2 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 2 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon dried mustard
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes


  1. Mix all ingredients together and store in a container until ready to add to your favorite recipe!
  2. Use as needed


*If you like this recipe, leave me a comment and rate it with some stars. Thank you!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 14Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1060mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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Tuesday 3rd of August 2021

I've been following you for a while, me and hubby love so many of your recipes. going to make the dry mixes. haven't tried yet, I'm sure i won't be disappointed


Wednesday 4th of August 2021

Thank you so much for being a reader! I love to hear from you and how you like the recipes and what recipes you would like to see in the future. The best thing about the spice mixes is that you can make them your own. There are a lot of comments about salt content so I recommend adding the salt last and just a little at a time until you get the mix you like. Enjoy!

Ms. Jimi

Monday 31st of May 2021

Hiya, I liked your intro! I will try your mix. Kind regards


Friday 23rd of April 2021

My husband is on a low sodium diet, so I make this seasoning mix without the salt. So much better than buying much more expensive "low sodium" seasoning online (it isn't available in my local store). Thanks for the quantities! Much appreciated!


Sunday 25th of April 2021

That's my favorite thing about making my own spice mixes. My mom is on a low sodium diet too and loves it:) Thanks for reading!!

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