Best Burger Seasoning

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4.67 from 360 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes

The Best Burger Seasoning mix that will take your burgers to the next level. The seasoning also works well for chicken, turkey, or veggie burgers. Did you ever wonder why the burgers you get out taste so much better than the ones you make at home? This is the reason! They are seasoned perfectly. Now you can make your own perfectly seasoned burgers at home.

Best Burger Seasoning in a jar with a spoon in it.

Truly the best burger seasoning is a great hack to make your burgers taste like the gourmet burgers you get in those fancy places not in your own kitchen. They actually bring flavor to the next level and are Pinterest darlings.

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What We Love About This Recipe

Begin with great ground beef.I love a 70/30 mix of ground beef for my burgers, find out more here. Cook how you like, grill, pan-frying or however you like, this will make it better.

  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry and once you make it, it is on hand and ready whenever you want a burger.
  • Adaptable: Add or subtract amounts depending on your families taste.
  • Makes Great Gift: A great hostess gift when you are going to a cookout.
Burger patties with seasoning added.

Ingredient Notes

All the Seasonings to mix.

Equipment Needed for Hamburger Seasoning

How to Make Burger Spices

These are the basic steps for making seasoning for burger patties. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and daily value nutrient information..

Best Burger Seasoning in a jar with a spoon in it.


First, combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix until combined.


Next, store in an airtight container.

Prep and Storage Tips for Hamburger Season for Grilling


Make whenever you have time and use as you need it.


Store in an airtight container in a cool dark place.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Best Seasoning for a Burger


For a basic burger patty recipe, I add 1 tablespoon of this Burger Seasoning Blend to 1.5 pounds of ground beef.  I mix it in and form my patties. If you are concerned about your salt intake, you can cut back several teaspoons salt.


Airtight is important to spices, if they lose their oils and dry out too much and get hard or lose flavor. Mason Jars are great.


Absolutely, I love having this seasoning on hand, therefore I always make a big batch, especially in the summer when I am grilling a lot.


If you are watching your sodium, or like it a little hotter, definitely, you can adjust the amounts. It is so much better than ordinary seasoning salt.

Closeup on the seasoning blend.

Expert Tips for Making This Burger Seasoning Recipe

  • Recipe Can be Doubled: Make more and have it on hand to season a hamburger anytime.
  • More Pepper Flake: Like it hot, use a little pepper flake.
  • Grind: Dry your own fresh herbs and grind your blend for an amazing flavor.
  • Sweet: Want a little sweet to counteract the dried herbs, try a pinch of brown sugar in the mix. Need a little more heat try cayenne pepper.
  • Uses: Try on steaks as a steak seasoning or sprinkle on turkey burgers or meatloaf.

What to Serve with Best Burger Seasoning

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Burger Seasoning Blend in a glass jar with a spoon
4.67 from 360 votes

Burger Seasoning Blend

Yield: 12 tablespoons
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
This Burger Seasoning Blend is my go-to seasoning for making the best burger patty recipe.
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  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix until combined.
  • Store in an air tight container.
  • This recipe is easily doubled.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Serving: 4.2g | Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 28362mg | Potassium: 764mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 7489IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 187mg | Iron: 9mg
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Course: Sauces, Seasonings, Dressings
Cuisine: American
Keyword: burger, seasoning

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76 thoughts on “Best Burger Seasoning”

  1. 1/4 cup of salt was A LOT of salt!! My family would not eat their burgers. So sad. I thought it had some really good taste too it but it was extremely salty. Has anyone had any luck cutting the salt back? I want to give this another go but unsure of how to balance it all? Just double everything else??

    • If you don’t like the amount of salt, you can always scale it back to suit your tastes. I only use 1 tablespoon of prepared seasoning per pound of ground beef.

      • Even a tablespoon is way too salty. Your nutritional info says that there is 28362mg of sodium per serving. This is what the FDA says about sodium intake per day.

        Americans eat on average about 3,400 mg of sodium per day. However, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends adults limit sodium intake to less than 2,300 mg per day—that’s equal to about 1 teaspoon of table salt! For children under age 14, recommended limits are even lower.Jun. 8, 2021

        Salt/Sodium-Free: Less than 5 mg of sodium per serving
        Very Low Sodium: 35 mg of sodium or less per serving
        Low Sodium: 140 mg of sodium or less per serving › food › sodiu…
        Sodium in Your Diet | FDA

        On a low sodium diet, I would only put a pinch of salt in the mix, max … 2 pinches. Your recipe is a heart attack or stroke waiting to happen!

  2. 5 stars
    We really liked this seasoning on the burgers I made tonight. I did make one small change. We like smoked paprika so I used that for half of the paprika in the recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  3. 5 stars
    I love this recipe and it takes the burger to another level. I had dried onion to the meat as well as the seasoning. Cooking on the BBQ gave them a juicy charred flavour, awesome.

  4. 4 stars
    For the burger seasoning mix you indicate 1/4 cup of salt. It seems dreadfully high given that the other ingredients add up to about 8 tablespoons. I there a typo?
    I want to make the mix to give at Christmas, but the salt amount leaves me perplexed.

    • 1/4 cup is correct. I use 1 tablespoon of the seasoning per pound of beef so it doesn’t turn out to be that much. YOu can reduce it if you’d like.

  5. 5 stars
    I have been using this mix on everything, including garlic bread, pasta salad, etc. I started making it about 3 yrs. ago and my family loves the flavor(s) .

    • Of course, feel free to adjust to suit your tastes. However, this recipe makes a lot and you only need 1 tablespoon per pound of beef. The amount of salt in 1 tablespoon of seasoning is reasonable.

  6. Just tried it minus the cumin, was excellent and made my already good burgers even better.
    Used 2 tbsp to 2lb beef and 1lb pork. Plus all my other goodies in the burger

    • I keep it in a sealed jar in my spice cabinet. I’ve had it for up to 2 months – but it doesn’t last long in my house 🙂

  7. I found out I only like cumin in Mexican food. The cumin took over the burger and gave it a Mexican flair we didnot care for. Maybe I have some overly powerful cumin.

    • I’ve found that when I purchase my spices directly from a spice store (not a grocery store) they are much stronger because they tend to be fresher. If that’s the case, you can always cut down on the amount of cumin in the recipe and adjust it to your tastes. 🙂


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