This Homemade Burger Seasoning takes your burger to the next level. Simple spices combined gives your it smoky flavors for the best burger recipe.

Burger seasoning blend in a jar
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We love to grill out burgers and adding this burger seasoning mix to them adds the perfect blend of flavors. This hamburger seasoning makes the best hamburgers without all the ingredients that your can’t pronounce.

If you are looking to elevate your burger recipe, then make the best hamburger seasoning. If you love this homemade seasoning blends, then you need to try this Texas Roadhouse Steak Seasoning Recipe or Montreal Steak Seasoning.

Why We Love This Recipe

Homemade seasoning blend takes any recipe to the next level. You can easily change the spice blend to what you prefer. You can easily make a big batch of this burger seasoning and use it for many different recipes.

Make this homemade burger seasoning with simple pantry ingredients with very little prep time.

Ingredients

Burger seasoning ingredients - paprika, sea salt, pepper, brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, cayenne pepper, mustard powder
  • Paprika
  • Coarse Sea Salt
  • Ground Black Pepper
  • Brown Sugar (optional, adds a slight sweetness)
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Dried Thyme
  • Cayenne Pepper (adjust based on heat preference)
  • Dried Mustard Powder

For the full recipe and ingredients, scroll to the bottom for the recipe card.

Variations Ideas

  • Paprika – Feel free to use different types of paprika. Use sweet paprika or smoked paprika depending on preference.
  • Salt – You can easily change the salt to what you prefer. Substitute with 1 ½ tablespoons fine sea salt, kosher salt or table salt.
  • Fresh Herbs – Make this best burger seasoning with dried herbs. Add in basil, oregano, rosemary or parsley or great options.
  • Change Meat – This burger seasoning can be used on chicken, ground beef, and veggies.

Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1 – In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients thoroughly. Ensure the brown sugar, if using, is well mixed and there are no clumps.
Adding all the spices to the bowl
  • Step 2 – Use immediately to season your burger patties, or store the seasoning mix in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. It should stay fresh for up to 6 months.
Combined seasoning mix in a bowl
  • Step 3 – When seasoning burgers, sprinkle a generous amount of the mix onto both sides of each patty and gently rub it in.

Recipe Tips

  • Add Seasoning – This seasoning can be used for both beef and turkey burgers.
  • Brown Sugar – The addition of brown sugar helps in caramelizing the surface of the burger, providing a nice crust when grilled or pan-fried.
  • Salt – For a finer texture when using coarse salt, you can pulse the mix in a spice grinder.
  • Adding Seasoning to Burgers – After forming your burger patties, sprinkle the seasoning over the patties. Gently press the seasoning into the burgers to add flavor.
Close up image of burger seasoning in a bowl with a portion on a spoon

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftovers

Store leftovers in an airtight container or a spice jar. Make a big batch and store with other spices to create flavor to many recipes.

How to Seasoning Burger

We recommend seasoning the burgers just before grilling instead of mixing into the ground beef.

Close up image of burger seasoning in a bowl with a portion on a spoon

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Homemade Burger Seasoning

5 from 2 votes
This Homemade Burger Seasoning takes your burger to the next level. Simple spices combined gives your it smoky flavors for the best burger recipe.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Marinade & Seasonings
Calories 11

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons paprika sweet or smoked, depending on preference
  • 1 tablespoon coarse sea salt OR 1 ½ tablespoons fine sea salt or table salt adjust to taste
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar optional, adds a slight sweetness
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper adjust based on heat preference
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried mustard powder
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Instructions

  • In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients thoroughly. Ensure the brown sugar, if using, is well mixed and there are no clumps.
  • Use immediately to season your burger patties, or store the seasoning mix in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. It should stay fresh for up to 6 months.
  • When seasoning burgers, sprinkle a generous amount of the mix onto both sides of each patty and gently rub it in.

Recipe Notes

This seasoning can be used for both beef and turkey burgers. The addition of brown sugar helps in caramelizing the surface of the burger, providing a nice crust when grilled or pan-fried. For a finer texture when using coarse salt, you can pulse the mix in a spice grinder.
 
Seasons 8-10 burgers.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 11kcal, Carbohydrates 3g, Protein 0.2g, Fat 0.1g, Saturated Fat 0.02g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.02g, Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g, Sodium 873mg, Potassium 28mg, Fiber 0.4g, Sugar 2g, Vitamin A 134IU, Vitamin C 3mg, Calcium 9mg, Iron 0.3mg

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