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up close of a hamburger made with the best hamburger seasoning, garnished with red onion, tomatoes, and lettuce on a bun held by a toothpick
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5 from 14 votes

Burger Seasoning

This Hamburger Seasoning comes together with simple ingredients that you can already find in your pantry.  Add it to your hamburger patties for the best hamburger seasoning!  Make a big batch and have it on hand all grilling seasoning.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grill seasoning, hamburger seasoning, seasoning mix
Servings: 9 Tablespoons
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Mix all of the ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • To use on hamburgers, divided one pound of 80/20 ground chuck into four equal patties, indenting the middle for easier cooking.
  • Use one tablespoon (total for a pound of meat) of the hamburger seasoning and gently rub it into both sides of each hamburger patty. (Alternatively you could mix 1 tablespoons into the meat.)
  • Grill the patties over medium heat for 3 1/2 minutes on each side for medium doneness.
  • Store the rest of the mixture in an airtight container for up to six months.