Montreal Steak Seasoning ??

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by twinfallsid, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. Has anyone made bacon using Montreal Steak Seasoning as the primary flavor ingredient in the cure?

    I made bacon with brown sugar in the cure and it burns when you fry it.  Next time, no sugar.
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Montreal Steak is pretty Salty so you would have to adjust your Curing Rub or Brine but it would work. Or you can make your own Salt Free version by leaving the salt out of this recipe. Go for it! I think these flavors would be great on Bacon...JJ

     Montreal Steak Clone

    6T Coarse Black Pepper

    2T Coarse Sea Salt

    2T Coarse Grnd Coriander

    2T Dry Minced Garlic

    2T Dry Minced Onion

    1T Red Pepper Flakes (optional)

    1 tsp Grnd Dill Seed

    1/2 tsp Grnd Fennel

    Mix well and let rest 24 hours for flavors to combine.

    Makes about 1 cup.
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2012
  3. Might make a pretty good bacon...

    Thanks for the recipe JJ...the saltiness is why I don't use Montreal Seasoning, but now I can
  4. FWIW, The Classic Montreal Steak Seasoning that I know definitely contains dill.

    Montreal Steak Seasoning

    2 T. Paprika
    2 T. Crushed Black Pepper
    2 T. Kosher Salt
    1 T. Granulated Garlic
    1 T. Granulated Onion
    1 T. Crushed Coriander
    1 T. Crushed Dill Seed
    1 T. Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

    Another recipe.....
  5. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    You are welcome...JJ
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2012
  6. Thank you for everyone's insight and comments. 

    I'm thinking about buying a full box of bellies, 50 to 60 pounds, and giving the Montreal a try on about half of the batch of bacon.  Its a flavor I really enjoy on BBQ pork ribs, rotisserie prime rib of beef and grilled rib-eye.

    I might also try making some salo, if I can get some proper back fat from the same source as the bellies.
  7. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I do not see dill on the ingredients list on the jar - interesting maybe  it is  in the "spices" they list - I thought they had to list all of the spices for folks with allergies but I see it just lumped together in this case
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2012
  8. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Interesting. My bottle doesn't list it either.

    The ingredient list is; salt, spice(including red pepper & mustard), dehydrated garlic & onion, sunflower oil.

    So I googled Montreal steak spice & got this;  "The primary constituents of Montreal steak seasoning including garliccorianderblack pepperred pepper  flakes, dill  seed, and salt.[2][3]  The spice mix recipe varies slightly between each restaurant or manufacturer."

    I'm guessing the manufacturers aren't listing everything.

    I think I'll start making my own. 
  9. To my taste, the dill is what has always set it apart from other seasonings and made it unique.
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2012

  10. Sounds like fun! :biggrin:

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