Montreal BBQ Sauce and Marinade


We’re grilling pork country ribs tonight.  This wonderful BBQ sauce is particularly good on pork:  chops, roasts (for pulled pork) or ribs.  You simply must try this one some time!  It has become a family regular!    You can also use this as a marinade for chicken pieces, shrimp and even on fish filets.  Marinate meat or seafood of choice in the refrigerator and then grill as usual.  Be sure to reserve some for use at the table for those that like more sauce.  This sauce is Atkins Induction friendly, too!

We find when we go out for ribs, the rub on the meat, although very tasty, is always so salty.  That just spoils my enjoyment of dinner, plus I gain weight just from the sodium load.  Tonight we’re having green beans and a delicious mushroom tomato salad  and some garlic bread made from some low-carb rolls I have in the refrigerator I baked earlier this week.   The above photo shows these ribs being served with loaded potatoes made from cauliflower, green onion, cream cheese, bacon and a little bacon.  Yummers.  


2 tsp. “Montreal Steak” seasoning (recipe below)

1 stick butter, UNSALTED since the above spice has salt (but luckily no sugar!) (4 oz.)

1-2 tsp. red wine vinegar (more if you like)

1/8 – ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper

DIRECTIONS:  Melt butter, add Montreal Steak spice, vinegar and cayenne.   Simmer on lowest heat possible for 1 minute to blend flavors.  Remove and use as marinade & grilling sauce.  Place meat and sauce (reserve a bit of sauce for table use) into a large zip bag with sauce.  Zip and manipulate to coat all pieces/ribs well.  Marinate for 1-2 hours in refrigerator.

My Homemade Montreal Steak Seasoning: 

  • 2 tablespoons black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tablespoon granulated onion
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds, coarsely ground
  • 1 tablespoon dill seeds

NUTRITIONAL INFO:  Makes about 8 tablespoons spice mix.  I use about 2-3 tsp. in the sauce above for doing a whole chicken, a full rack of ribs or 7-8 fish filets.  Each tablespoon of this sauce contains:

103 cals, 11.5g fat, 0.26g carbs, 0.1g fiber, 0.16g NET CARBS, 0.12g protein, 48 mg sodium

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