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Add the BEST flavor to burgers with this easy-to-make burger seasoning recipe. It only takes a few pantry ingredients and 5 minutes to make a blend that takes a burger from ordinary to extraordinary!
Have you ever wondered what makes restaurant burgers so dang good? First, they make sure they use fresh ground meat and then add a secret to bring out the best flavor. That secret? Homemade Seasoning.
Homemade Burger Seasoning is so easy to make, and it takes a burger to a new level. I’ve combined the best blend of spices to make a burger seasoning mix that not only adds great flavor to hamburgers but is also great on turkey burgers, chicken patties, meatballs, and meatloaf; plus it is one of the best ways to season veggies on the grill.
How Do You Add Flavor To A Burger?
It’s easy with this seasoning! You can add incredible flavor to ground beef without overpowering the burger with just the right combination of salt, pepper, paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder. This blend is fresh, and you know exactly what you’re cooking with. You can really taste the difference in every single bite.
What You Need To Make Homemade Burger Seasoning
- Kosher Salt
- Black Pepper
- Onion Powder
- Garlic Powder
Scroll down for the ingredient measurements and full instructions.
How To Make And Store
This spice mix is made in 5 minutes or less. All you do is measure out each ingredient, whisk to combine, then you are ready to use.
To store, place the seasoning blend in a jar or airtight container. It will keep in the pantry for up to 6 months.
PRO TIP: double or triple the recipe to make a big batch of seasoning to use anytime you need it.
How To Season Burgers
To make the best burgers, you can use this seasoning in two ways. The first is to add a teaspoon or more into the meat before shaping them into hamburger patties. The second is to sprinkle the seasoning on the patties before grilling or cooking on the stove or oven.
Variations On This Recipe
This recipe is super easy to customize to your liking, so get creative! Here are a few ideas:
- Want more spice? Add in chili powder or cayenne pepper.
- Substitute smoked paprika for a rich smokey flavor.
- Add in dried onion flakes.
- Add in a pinch or two of Italian herbs for a Mediterranean vibe.
More Homemade Spice Blends
- A Southern Soul House Seasoning
- Montreal Steak Seasoning
- Homemade Taco Seasoning
- Everything Bagel Seasoning
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- Add all ingredients to a small bowl and whisk to combine.
- To use, sprinkle liberally on burger patties or mix into ground meat before cooking.
- Store in a sealed container in the pantry.