Saturday, January 22, 2011

McCormick vs Weber

For as long as I can remember, I have been using McCormick’s Montreal Steak seasoning on grilled steaks. In fact, I’ve used it on other grilled meats and love how it brings out the flavor of the meat.
My neighbor recently challenged me to try the Weber Chicago Steak Seasoning and wanted to see how it compares to McCormick’s.

Weber is a Chicago based company and Weber Grill restaurants are popular here in the city as well so in Chicago, steaks and Weber grills are taken in the same breath.

Both jars listed few hints in their ingredient list other than salt and spices. McCormick gave a little more adding dill, coriander seed and extractives of dill and paprika. Weber mentioned red pepper. Fact of the matter is, neither company was giving away any trade secrets.

I bought a great quality strip steak from my local butcher and cut it in half. I sprinkled on a generous amount of each seasoning and tossed it on the grill.

So which seasoning was the better one? No question, hands down, the McCormick seasoning was better for both flavor and taste.

The aftermath: The Weber seasoning stuck to my grill and left a huge mess to clean up.

Bon Appetit!