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This burger seasoning is what I use to season my hamburger patties before cooking them. It gives them a wonderful gourmet flavor that makes a so-so hamburger extraordinary. Season your burgers just before grilling or sprinkle over top while pan-frying. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.


It's time to stop putting plain, unseasoned burgers on the grill. Instead, season your patties with this delicious (and ridiculously easy) burger seasoning.

With just a handful of spices and seasonings, this burger seasoning will become a pantry staple to save all your future hamburgers from boring flavors.

What Do You Season Burgers With?

This recipe has a mixture of savory, sweet, and spicy ingredients. It's made with paprika, salt, pepper, brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper.

How to Make Burger Seasoning

Making homemade burger seasoning is so easy that you could create a whole batch in less than five minutes.

Simply place all the ingredients in an airtight container, seal, and shake to combine. You could also add all ingredients to a bowl, mix, and then transfer to an airtight container.

How to Season Burgers

When you're ready to use your burger seasoning, simply sprinkle as much or as little seasoning as you like on both sides of the patty. Measure with your heart!

Make sure the hamburgers are defrosted so the seasoning will stick to the patty.

How to Store Burger Seasoning

Store seasoning in an airtight container in a cool, dry, and dark place (like a pantry). It should remain fresh for six months.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"My whole family loves this seasoning blend. My kids actually request it on their hamburgers! A definite win," according to Kristicus.

"This adds such a great, and versatile, flavor. Aside from halving the salt, I follow it as written and it's wonderful on burgers (beef, turkey, even soy patties), chicken, and pork. This is now my go-to seasoning," says Jessica.

"This seasoning is great! I didn't just use it in my hamburger (which was why I made a batch of it in the first place) but I added it to all sorts of things I was cooking: meatloaf, stew, even in vegetables such as corn! My husband raved about the corn! I DID just add a pinch of cayenne instead of 1/4 tsp since my daughter does not like anything spicy, and she liked this as well," raves Lisa Ingram.

Editorial contributions by Bailey Fink


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine paprika, salt, pepper, brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne in an airtight container. Seal; and shake to combine.

  • Store in a cool, dry place between uses.

Nutrition Facts

6 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 1.2g; fat 0.1g; sodium 304.7mg. Full Nutrition