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Montreal Peppered Steak

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When doing Weight Watchers, I came across this recipe for Montreal Peppered Steak. Now, this is my family’s favorite steak marinate and is in my tried-and-true file. This uses the Montreal steak seasoning for the flavor.

My favorite steak to use for this is the petite sirloin. I also like to buy the thin-sliced, so the marinate really soaks in.

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Plus, the steaks cook fast on the grill. I also let this steak marinate all day in this recipe. This peppered steak is so delicious!

This simple marinade consists of three ingredients. However, that Montreal steak spice mix has a good combination of spices. These steaks pack a lot of flavor, and this is one of my favorite ways to grill steak.

OLIVE OIL – Using olive oil in a steak marinade has several benefits. The fat in the marinade helps flavors soak into the meat better, making it tastier. Olive oil also keeps the steak moist and tender during cooking by coating the surface. Additionally, it can contribute a subtle flavor of its own, complementing the natural taste of the steak.

SOY SAUCE—Soy sauce enhances the flavor of a steak marinade by adding a delicious umami taste, making the meat taste even better. Soy sauce also contains salts and enzymes that help break down proteins, making the steak more tender. When cooked, it makes a tasty crust on the steak, enhancing the flavor and look of the meat.

MCCORMICK® GRILL MATES® MONTREAL STEAK SEASONING—This spice blend includes coarse salt, garlic, paprika, and coarsely ground black pepper. This signature blend adds a bold taste and crave-able flavor to steaks and other meats. It’s restaurant-quality flavor at home.

BONELESS BEEF SIRLOIN OR NEW YORK STRIP STEAKS – Boneless beef sirloin or New York strip steaks are great for marinating and grilling because they have good flavor and texture. These cuts are lean yet have enough marbling to keep the steak juicy and flavorful when cooked. These steaks are great for grilling because they soak up marinades quickly and are tender enough to chew without being tough. The thickness of these cuts also allows for a good sear on the outside while keeping the inside cooked to the desired doneness.

To make this tasty marinade, mix oil, soy sauce, and Montreal Steak Seasoning in a small bowl. Place your steak in a large resealable plastic bag or a glass dish, pour in the marinade, and ensure the steak is well-coated.

Refrigerate and marinate for at least 30 minutes, or longer if time allows, for enhanced flavor. Remove the steak from the marinade and discard any excess marinade.

Grill the steak for 6 to 8 minutes on each side. Adjust cooking time based on the desired level of doneness. Cook longer or shorter depending on how well done you want it.

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What should I serve with Montreal peppered steak?
This steak pairs well with grilled veggies, mashed potatoes, or a fresh salad. Just make a favorite side dish.

Is there a way to make the steak less spicy?
Reduce the amount of steak seasoning or choose a milder variety to decrease the spice level without sacrificing flavor.

What type of steak works best for this recipe?
Cuts like ribeye, sirloin, or New York strip steaks are ideal for absorbing the flavors of the marinade and grilling to perfection.

How can I cook Montreal peppered steak indoors if I don’t have a grill?
You can cook the steak in a heavy skillet or a grill pan on the stovetop. Heat the pan on medium-high. Cook the steak according to instructions, adjusting the time for thickness.

Can I use the marinade as a sauce after cooking?
Using the marinade as a sauce is unsafe unless it is boiled for several minutes to kill any bacteria from the raw meat.

How do I know when the steak is cooked to my desired doneness?
Use a meat thermometer to check for doneness: 145°F for medium rare, 160°F for medium, and 170°F for well done.

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Montreal Peppered Steak

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This marinade infuses the steak with a savory depth and slightly spicy undertones, perfect for grilling. The blend not only tenderizes the meat but also helps to form a deliciously crisp crust when cooked, elevating the overall flavor and texture of the steak.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinate Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 282 kcal


  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. McCormick® Grill Mates® Montreal Steak Seasoning
  • 2 pounds boneless beef sirloin or New York strip steaks


  • Mix oil, soy sauce and Steak Seasoning in small bowl.
  • Place steak in large resealable plastic bag or glass dish. Add marinade; turn to coat well. Refrigerate 30 minutes or longer for extra flavor.
  • Remove steak from marinade. Discard any remaining marinade. Grill over medium-high heat 6 to 8 minutes per side or until desired doneness. Makes 6-8 servings.


Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 361mg | Potassium: 567mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 3mg
Keyword beef, grilled steak
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This is the original photo was updated in August 2013.

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