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Burger Seasoning ~ Best Grilled Hamburgers

Burger Seasoning makes the juiciest flavor-filled Grilled Hamburgers. Mix up a batch of hamburger seasoning for your next cookout party.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Seasoning
Cuisine: Seasoning
Keyword: burger seasoning, grilled hamburgers, hamburger seasoning
Servings: 24
Calories: 21kcal


  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup paprika
  • 3 tablespoons cracked black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons celery seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Combine all the seasoning ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir to mix using a small whisk to evenly combine.
  • Mix ¼ cup into ground beef, preferably 80/20 hamburger meat. Optional: Add 2 tablespoons Worcesertshire sauce. Press into hamburger patties on a parchment lined sheet pan, then grill 5-7 minutes each side until burgers reach 165 degrees internal temperature.
  • Store the remaining burger seasoning in a clamp jar for up to 6 months, use to season chicken, steak, or ribs.



Chicken BBQ Rub

This BBQ rub is fantastic on grilled chicken. Apply BBQ sauce in the last 5 minutes.

Beef or Steak BBQ Rub

It's a perfect beef BBQ rub too. It's especially good on tri-tip, ribs, and steaks. But honestly, it makes the BEST grilled hamburgers. Simply mix into the ground beef, with some Worcestershire sauce, and grill! 
TIP: Buy meat on sale, make portions ready to grill, sprinkle rub pieces, and freeze in zip lock bags or with a FoodSaver.

Dry Rub For Ribs and Pork

Try this dry rub on grilled or smoked baby back ribs, pork tenderloin, or even pork chops.
But the recipe for the best BBQ rub dry rub EVER is this Pork Loin Pulled Pork: Oven Roasted Low and Slow... just use this rub and a pork loin to make pulled pork in the oven!


Calories: 21kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 878mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 645IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg