Every hamburger you make will be the best when you use this simple Burger Seasoning recipe! Just combine a few herbs and spices to create a savory and smokey flavor, mix it with your ground beef to form burger patties, then cook any way you like. It’s the easiest and best way to season your burgers!
What’s in this Burger Seasoning Recipe?
Simple, savory, and smoky spices make this hamburger seasoning blend the perfect complement to any burger recipe!
- Smoked Paprika: Adds a smoky and slightly sweet flavor to the burger seasoning.
- Onion Powder: Imparts a savory and slightly sweet onion flavor, enhancing the overall umami taste of the burger patties.
- Dried Oregano: Adds an earthy and herbaceous note to the seasoning.
- Kosher Salt: Enhances the natural flavors of the ground meat.
- Garlic Powder: Provides a rich garlic flavor to the seasoning.
- Ground Black Pepper: Adds a mildly spicy kick to the burgers.
Pro Tip: For a spicy seasoning blend, add a pinch of cayenne pepper or crushed red pepper flakes!
Variations on Hamburger Seasoning
This burger seasoning mix pairs really well with just about any recipe, but you can also jazz it up a bit for different kinds of burgers.
- For a Mediterranean burger (yes, this seasoning works with chicken and turkey burgers too!), replace the smoked paprika with regular paprika, and add some dried thyme, rosemary, and lemon zest.
- For a Southwestern burger, swap the smoked paprika for chipotle powder, and add some ground cumin, chili powder, and lime zest.
- For a BBQ burger, mix in some brown sugar and ground mustard.
- For mushroom burgers, mix in some powdered shiitake mushrooms or mushroom seasoning.
No matter how you season your burgers, it’s important to always include salt and pepper to bring out the natural flavor of the meat. I think this spice blend goes really well with hamburger meat, but it’s also great with chicken or turkey burgers.
This seasoning blend is just one way to add flavor to hamburgers. You can also add flavor by using a burger sauce after the burgers are finished cooking.
I love the taste of dried oregano, but rosemary, sage, thyme, parsley, and basil also pair well.
Yes! You want to mix this seasoning directly into the raw meat so that the flavor penetrates all the way through.
How to Store
Store burger seasoning in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 months for best quality. If you make lots of burgers, double or triple the recipe, and you can store it in your spice cabinet along with all of your favorite spice blends.
How to Make Burgers
Use this mix to season your burger patties, then simply follow these easy cooking methods.