Easy Burger Seasoning Blend

Easy burger seasoning

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  • Total: 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 3 tablespoons (18 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
4 Calories
0g Fat
1g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 3 tablespoons (18 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 4
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 0g
Calcium 2mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

A juicy burger is always a welcome dish, but one that is seasoned properly is even better. This basic burger seasoning is made with a blend of paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper. You can mix it into the meat or sprinkle it over the patties as they cook. Feel free to add a little minced dried onion for added flavor and a bit of texture. This seasoning blend is great for grilled, broiled, or pan-fried burgers, as well as ​juicy baked burgers

Consider using the blend to flavor your favorite meatloaf or meatball mixture.


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  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Optional: 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • Ground beef

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for the burger seasoning
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  2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and blend well.

    Combining the seasoning
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  3. Mix 2 teaspoons of spice blend into each pound of ground beef or sprinkle over the burgers as you cook them.

    Applying burger seasoning onto a raw burger patty.
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  • When freshly grinding the pepper, grind it into a small dish, then measure it using a teaspoon. It will require more grinds than you may expect and will be neater when done this way.
  • If sprinkling the seasoning over the burgers as they cook, only use as much as will stick to the patty's surface. Any excess will simply fall off when the burger is flipped anyway.
  • Store any extra seasoning blend in a closed container and keep in a cool, dark place.

Recipe Variation

  • Only a small amount of cayenne pepper is called for in the seasoning, but feel free to leave it out if you're not a fan of spice.