Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Lately I've seen a lot of recipes that call for grill seasoning. Besides the cost (nearly $5 for a bottle), it's chock full of MSG and other nasties. Taking a tip from Rachael Ray, I've made my own and use it for anything I'm grilling or want to give a grilled taste to. UPDATE: Monstr pointed out there's no MSG in McCormick's grill seasoning. There is, however, hydrogenated oil in it, and MSG can be found in other brands. So read your labels, and if MSG, hydrogenaged oils or the price tag bother you, mixing your own is the way to go.


  1. Mix all ingredients together well and store in an airtight container.
  2. Use it for anything you're grilling or when you're looking for a grilled taste.
  3. Note: Corriander can be replaced with any herb you like. This is the one I hear called for most often. Experiment!
  4. Another note: This is a 3:1 ratio, for the most part. Make any amount, just allow for 3 parts pepper, 1 part each of salt, onion powder, garlic powder and corriander, and 1/3 part crushed red pepper flakes. Using tablespoons, this makes enough for 7 or 8 meals under normal usage.


Most Helpful

This was wonderful. I did add a bit more every time I turned the chicken breasts. Simply delicious. McCormick Grill Mates Montreal Steak Seasoning is $2.09 for 3.4 oz. You can make the same amount with this recipe for less than fifty cents. Tastes great AND saves money!

Chef Dad October 29, 2016

Excellent! My picture's a tad blurred. It's an action shot.

gailanng April 10, 2013

This is delicious! I made this for use in a recipe for chicken sloppy joes, and since I only needed 1 Tbs, I didn't really measure, just eyeballed it. The flavor is wonderful. I will have to try this on some more things in the summer when we fire up the grill.

pheebess February 16, 2012

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