Best Ever Burger Seasoning

Savory, sweet, and spicy. The perfect combination for an absolutely mouth-watering burger!

Best Hamburger Seasoning

I am kinda a stickler when it comes to homemade burgers. Like I said before, I’m a fruit and veggies kind of girl, so I’m only going to eat a burger if it’s a really, really good burger. And these my friends, are the most amazing burgers ever. Savory, sweet, and spicy. The perfect combination for an absolutely mouth-watering burger!

Use this seasoning and I promise you will never, ever go back to the pre-made frozen patties you can buy from grocery store.

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Tips for grilling the perfect burger:

I like my seasoning mixed into the burger so that every bite is full of flavor.

Overworking ground meat makes it tough, so a gentle hand is key.

Use your thumb to make a depression in the center of one side of the burger to help keep the surface level while it cooks and to keep it from puffing up.

We have found that a light coating of vegetable oil on the side of the burger hitting the grill first proved to be the best method for preventing sticking.  If your meat is on the lean side, you might want to lightly brush the other side with oil before turning it over.

When grilling, don’t press on the meat with your spatula. You want to keep those yummy meat juices inside the patty.  Try not to check the underside of your burgers every minute to see if they’re browned yet and just let the burgers be-they need time to create their crust.  The burger will ‘talk’ you and tell you it’s ready when the edges start to curl up.

There are tons of fancy ways to grill a burger, but we always use the simple straightforward approach of grilling burgers over direct heat, using medium-hot charcoal or medium heat on a gas grill. If ain’t broke, then why fix it, right? 🙂

The only way to ensure that each burger is cooked to the United States Department of Agriculture’s recommended temperature of 160°F is to use an instant-read thermometer, preferably a digital one.

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Enjoy!

Best Ever Burger Seasoning

Savory, sweet, and spicy. The perfect combination for an absolutely mouth-watering burger!
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Servings: 4 lb ground beef

Ingredients

For the dry mix:

  • 1 Tablespoon paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper

Wet ingredients:

  • soy sauce
  • Worcestershire sauce

Instructions

  • Combine all dry ingredient in a small bowl.
  • Per 1 pound of meat, add 1 heaping Tablespoon of dry mix, plus 1 Tablespoon of soy sauce and 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce.
  • Store dry mix in a airtight container for up to 3 months.
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