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Montreal Steak Seasoning Recipe With Sweet and Spicy Grill Mates Steak Rub

This Montreal steak seasoning recipe has a sweet and spicy rub made from Grill Mates that is sure to delight your friends.

Even better, it is simple and easy to prepare. Team the recipe with grilled corn in their husks and you have a crowd pleasing meal.

At our house we grill every Saturday night. Hubby is the grill master and I’m the one who comes up with the recipes for him to try.

This Montreal steak recipe gives me a “sort of night off” from cooking, since all I have to do is put the meal together in my head and not on the stove!

Montreal steak with grilled corn.

Montreal steak seasoning recipe

McCormick grill mates Montreal steak seasoning is the secret ingredient in my latest grilled meal.

The seasoning is a combination of coarsely ground peppers, garlic and spices for bolder tasting steaks and burgers.  

I combined the spice rub with red pepper flakes for some heat and brown sugar to give it a sweet hint of flavor, too.  

It made a super tasting meal and both hubby and I loved it.

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Making the Montreal steak seasoning rub

To prepare the Grill Mates steak rub, combine the seasoning with brown sugar and red pepper flakes in a bowl.

I used ribeye steaks, since they are so tender, but any cut of steak works well.

Liberally rub the mixture over the steaks so that they are evenly coated.

Hands adding rub to steak.

Grilling the Montreal steak

Grill for 6-8 minutes on each side over medium heat on your grill for medium rare steaks. Be sure to let the steaks rest before serving.

A time saving note is to grill the corn on the BBQ, using the spice rub mixed with butter. The corn will cook on the grill in about 5 minutes.

Your family will love this Montreal steak recipe if you serve it with corn and some fried green tomatoes.

If you grill often, these 25 grilling tips might be useful for you.

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Admin note: this post first appeared on the blog in April of 2013. I have updated the post to add new photos,  a printable recipe card with nutritional information and a video for you to enjoy.

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Steaks with corn, tomatoes and red onion and words Grilled Montreal Steak.

Yield: 4 steaks

Montreal Steak Seasoning Recipe with a Sweet and Spicy Rub

Montreal Steak Seasoning Recipe with a Sweet and Spicy Rub

It's grill time. Delight your family with this delicious Montreal steak seasoning recipe. It has a sweet and spicy rub that will become a favorite.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes


  • 1 1/2 pounds of boneless Ribeye Steak (sirloin strip works well too.)
  • 1/2 teaspoons of red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon of light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of McCormick Grill Mates Montreal Steak Seasoning


  1. Blend together the seasoning, brown sugar and red pepper flakes in a small bowl.
  2. Rub the seasoning mixture into the steak so that the meat is coated thoroughly.
  3. Grill the steak on medium high for 6-8 minutes each side until the meat thermometer registers 145 degrees.
  4. Rest for 3 minutes before serving.


Cook the corn in their husks with the spice mixture mixed with butter. You can cook them on the grill in the husks for about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 477Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 133mgSodium: 461mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 43g

Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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