SHARE

Best Burger Seasoning Recipe

July 9, 2024
Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea

DISCLAIMER: This post may contain affiliate links, which means that I make a small commission off items you purchase at no additional cost to you. Please read my policy page!

Burger lovers, brace yourselves for this homemade Burger Seasoning—it's smoky, slightly spicy, and bursting with savory, garlicky goodness!

Best Burger Seasoning Recipe

Kick your burger game up a notch with the Best Burger Seasoning! Packed with a mix of herbs + spices, it's guaranteed to take your homemade burgers to the next level of flavor. Whether you're grilling up beef, turkey, or veggie patties, this seasoning will make them taste insanely good. Ready in just 5 minutes. Vegan, Nut-free + Gluten-free.

Seasoning on a white plate with two spoons.

A juicy burger is always a crowd-pleaser --- but one that's seasoned just right and served with fries? Even better! This simple burger seasoning features a blend of smoked paprika, garlic + onion powder, and a hint of chipotle powder.

I swear this spice blend is like magic dust for seasoning up grilled or pan-fried burgers, even those juicy baked ones! Haha. It's not just for burgers though—it jazzes up meatballs, veggie patties, and even chicken + pork.

My burger seasoning is made with just a few basic pantry staples—nothing fancy, just deliciousness! I always whip up a big batch to have on hand for those spur-of-the-moment summer cookouts. The best part is that it takes only 5 minutes to make and it's so versatile and can be used for both meat + plant-based options.

Jump to:

Why You Will LOVE The Best Burger Seasoning

  • Infuses your burgers with smoky, garlicky, savory goodness with a hint of sweetness
  • Elevates the flavor of your burgers to mouthwatering levels!!
  • Made with simple pantry staples
  • Perfect for impromptu cookouts + grilling sessions
  • Takes only 5 minutes to whip up!
All seasonings grouped together on a white plate on a burnt orange table.

How To Make Homemade Burger Seasoning

Creating your own Homemade Burger Seasoning is as easy as bringing together all your spices and giving them a good mix! In just 5 minutes, you'll have a flavorful blend that's ready to elevate your dishes. Here's what you need:

Ingredients

BURGER SEASONING:

  • Garlic powder. Provides a rich, savory note that complements the other spices and herbs in the blend.
  • Brown sugar. Balances the savory flavors with a touch of sweetness.
  • Smoked paprika. Adds a smoky and slightly sweet note.
  • Onion powder. Adds a savory and aromatic depth.
  • Chipotle powder. For a subtle level of heat.
  • Black pepper. A classic bold and sharp flavor.
  • Sea salt. Salt helps to enhance all the other flavors.

SHOP MY FAVORITE FOOD STORAGE CONTAINERS ESPECIALLY FOR THIS BURGER SEASONING!

If you're all about making your own homemade spice mixes, you've got to store them right to keep that freshness! Check out my favorite high-quality food storage containers and jars HERE—they're total game-changers.

How To Season Burgers?

Lightly sprinkle it over the outside of your formed burger patties. When whipping up burgers, you don't want to overwork the meat—that can lead to dense, tough burgers. So, shape your patties gently, then give them a light dusting of this seasoning for juicy, flavor-packed burgers!

How Much Burger Seasoning To Use?

I recommend sprinkling about ¼ to ½ teaspoon of burger seasoning on each side of a regular burger patty ---- but feel free to adjust to your taste preferences. And if you're making patties from scratch, you can also mix the seasoning right into the meat for an extra flavor boost!

All seasonings grouped together on a white plate with two wooden spoons.

What is Homemade Burger Seasoning Used For?

Homemade Burger Seasoning is traditionally used to season your burgers --- no matter the type—be it classic beef or plant-based patties, it's perfect for all. But that's not all you can use it for it's also an incredible flavor booster for just about anything you can think of! Here are some creative and fun ways I've used it:

  • Add the seasoning to your meatloaf or meatball mixture for a savory kick.
  • Sprinkle the seasoning over sliced veggies like zucchini, bell peppers, or mushrooms before grilling for a tasty side dish.
  • Shake the seasoning over freshly cooked fries or potato wedges for a savory flavor boost.
  • Mix the seasoning into homemade salad dressings for a savory touch that pairs perfectly with greens.
  • Sprinkle the seasoning over freshly popped popcorn for a savory snack that's perfect for movie nights.
  • Toss nuts like almonds or cashews with the seasoning before roasting for a flavorful appetizer or snack.
  • Use a marinade for tofu or tempeh.
Up close shot of seasoning on a white plate with two spoons.

Homemade Burger Seasoning Q + A's

Can I make this Burger Seasoning more or less spicy?

Absolutely! You have full control over the level of spiciness in this recipe. You can add more or less black pepper & chipotle powder to increase/decrease the heat.

Can i make this Burger Seasoning have a more smoky flavor?

If you'd prefer more of a bolder smoky flavor, simply add another ½ teaspoon of smoked paprika to the mix.

Can i make a bigger batch of this recipe?

Definitely! This recipe makes for about 2 servings worth of this seasoning blend. To make a larger batch, feel free to double or triple the ingredients.

How long will burger seasoning last?

When stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place, it can retain its flavor for up to 6 months.

Does this seasoning need to be refrigerated?

It is not necessary to refrigerate the seasoning as long as it is stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.

More Easy Homemade Seasoning Recipes

Love making Best Burger Seasoning recipe from scratch? Check out these amazing homemade recipes next!

MADE OUR RECIPE(S)?

If you tried this Best Burger Seasoning recipe or any other recipe on my website, please please leave a 🌟 star rating and let me know how you go in the 📝 comments below. And don't forget to tag @orchidsnsweettea_ on Instagram  and hashtag it #orchidsandsweettea! I love hearing from you!

Up close shot of seasoning on a white plate with two spoons.

Best Burger Seasoning

July 9, 2024
No ratings yet
Kick your burger game up a notch with the Best Burger Seasoning! Packed with a mix of herbs + spices, it's guaranteed to take your homemade burgers to the next level of flavor. Whether you're grilling up beef, turkey, or veggie patties, this seasoning will make them taste insanely good. Ready in just 5 minutes. Vegan, Nut-free + Gluten-free.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 4 servings

Ingredients

BURGER SEASONING:

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon organic brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • ½ tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

TO MAKE THE SEASONING BLEND:

  • In a bowl, mix together the garlic powder, onion powder, chipotle powder, brown sugar, smoked paprika, salt, and black pepper until combined.
  • Store seasoning blend in a tightly sealed mason jar or seasoning jar at room temperature.
  • Enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

  • STORAGE: You can store the leftover seasoning blend in an airtight container or tightly sealed mason jar at room temperature for up to 6 months. You can use it on your fave burgers like my BBQ Ranch Turkey Smash Burger.
  • BIGGER BATCH: This recipe makes for about 2 servings worth of this seasoning blend. To make a larger batch, feel free to double or triple the ingredients. 

Nutrition

Calories: 29kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 594mg | Potassium: 93mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1013IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg

DID YOU MAKE THIS recipe?

Tag @orchidsnsweettea_ on Instagram and hashtag it #orchidsandsweettea

Xx, Shanika in script writing

Love this Post? SHARE!

LOVE THIS RECIPE?
LET US KNOW!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Love this Recipe?