Elevate your homemade burgers with our homemade hamburger seasoning. Crafted with a perfect balance of paprika, zesty garlic and onion, cayenne pepper, and brown sugar, this versatile blend creates a mouthwatering symphony of flavors.
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I get a little excited when it comes to my homemade spice blends. Finding the perfect combo of spices to prepare ahead of time makes life easy and delicious.
Hands down this is the best burger seasoning recipe. Sweet, savory, with hints of spice, this burger seasoning recipe lends itself to be customized to your liking and can be used on burgers and more! Use it in place of a little salt for a delicious hamburger.
Ingredients for Hamburger Seasoning
- Smoked paprika – adds a little smokey flavor, but feel free to use regular paprika if you prefer.
- Black pepper
- Kosher Salt
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Cayenne pepper
- Brown sugar
Tools needed for this recipe
- Small bowl for mixing
- Airtight container for storage
How To Make Hamburger Seasoning
Add the ingredients in a small bowl and stir to combine. Store in an airtight container.
Use 1 Tablespoon of burger seasoning mix per pound of ground beef.
How to store hamburger seasoning
Like with most spices, you’ll want to keep this hamburger seasoning mix stored in a dark, cool place within a sealed airtight spice container. For the best flavor use within 3 – 6 months.
How to use your homemade burger seasoning mix
Here are a few ways to use your homemade burger seasoning:
- Add 1 Tablespoon of burger seasoning to the raw ground beef or turkey, and combine using your hands into the meat.
- Generously season your hamburger patties on both sides before steaming or making grilled burgers.
- Don’t stop there though! You can use this hamburger seasoning recipe on chicken, pork, or turkey burgers.
Burger cooking methods
When it comes to cooking hamburgers, the choice of cooking method can greatly impact the flavor and texture. Try any of these cooking methods and see how they interact with your homemade hamburger seasoning.
Grilling: Grilling is a classic and beloved method for cooking hamburgers.
Pan-Frying: Pan-frying is a versatile cooking method that allows you to cook hamburgers indoors easily.
Broiling: Broiling is a convenient method for cooking hamburgers that mimics the intense heat of a grill.
Baking: Baking hamburgers in the oven is a reliable and hands-off method that ensures even cooking.
Air Frying: Air frying is a healthier alternative to pan frying that still yields delicious results. My frozen air fryer hamburgers are a favorite.
Steaming: While not as common as other methods, steaming hamburgers is an intriguing option that yields unique and juicy results.
Absolutely! While it is primarily designed for hamburgers, homemade hamburger seasoning can also be used to enhance the flavor of other dishes like meatballs, meatloaf, grilled chicken, or even roasted vegetables.
You can use pre-packaged burger seasonings available in stores. However, making your own homemade blend allows you to customize the flavors to your liking and ensures the use of fresh, quality ingredients.
Yes! Homemade hamburger seasoning can be used on vegetarian or vegan burger alternatives to add flavor and depth. Simply apply the seasoning to your plant-based patty before cooking, ensuring all the delicious flavors infuse into the burger.
- I prefer to use 1 Tablespoon of hamburger seasoning per pound of meat. Use any amount you find suitable to season your burgers.
Looking for other seasonings? Try these out:
- Homemade Blackened Seasoning
- Homemade Fajita Seasoning
- Adobo Seasoning Recipe
- Lemon Pepper Seasoning Recipe
- Homemade Cajun Seasoning
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Hamburger Seasoning Recipe
- Add the ingredients in a small bowl and stir to combine. Store in an airtight container.
- Use 1 Tablespoon of seasoning per pound of food.