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Best Burger Seasoning

The Best Burger Seasoning recipe is guaranteed to take your favorite burgers to a new level of flavor and deliciousness. A simple brown sugar spice mix that will make the best homemade burgers you’ve ever tried.

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Make the best burger seasonings with just a few pantry spices in a large batch to make the best burgers on the grill all year long. Nothing beats grilled burgers for a quick and easy weeknight meal.

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Ingredients for the Best Burger Seasoning:

Spices (with labels) on a tray for burger seasonings

How to Make the Best Burger Seasoning:

orange bowl with burger seasonings

  • Combine brown sugar, onion flakes, garlic, chile powder, garlic, onion powder, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  • Keep in an airtight container or glass jar for up to 3 months. Stir before using to break up any brown sugar clumps.

jar of burger seasoning with some sprinkled on a plate

Secret Ingredients for Gourmet Burger Seasonings:

The green chile powder is our favorite spice for adding flavor without adding to much heat to our rubs and seasoning mixes. Our favorite brand of green chile is from Spiceology but there are many options from the grocery store or Amazon. Red chili powder can be substituted but has a different flavor.  Using granulated garlic along with both onion flakes and onion powder really compliments the ground beef on the grill.

This homemade spice blend is a great starting point to make burgers taste your favorite way. It’s easy to control the salt when you make your own seasoning blend. Plus, you can add in cayenne pepper or chili pepper flakes if you like your burgers on the spicy side.

Tips for the Perfect Burger:

  • 80/20 ground beef or ground chuck makes a juicy burger with the best flavor.
  • Mix the homemade burger seasoning right into the ground meat for delicious burgers that are well seasoned.
  • Make hamburger patties into 1/3 pound patties for a filling burger that will cook quickly on the grill.
  • Grill burgers over indirect fire and flip burgers about half way through cooking.
  • Internal temperature for burgers is 165° using a digital thermometer.
  • Allow burgers to rest about 5 minutes before serving.

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burger seasoning mix in a jar - overhead view

The next time you are craving a good burger, skip the take out window and make great burgers with your own burger seasoning. Burgers are always a family favorite and having the perfect burger seasoning mix on hand makes this it a snap to get on the dinner table.

spices in a jar for seasoning burgers
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Best Burger Seasoning

A simple brown sugar spice mix that will make the best homemade burgers you've ever tried.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Rubs and Spice Mixes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 1/2 cups
Calories: 29kcal
Author: Milisa



  • Add brown sugar to a bowl with onion flakes, green chile powder, granulated garlic, onion powder, salt and pepper.
  • Mix well with a large tined fork or wire whisk.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Stir before using.


Use 6 tablespoons of burger seasoning per pound of ground beef.
Recipe yields enough seasoning for 4 pounds of ground beef.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 29kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 633mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g

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  1. Absolute perfection! And I love that it has brown sugar – just the right amount to balance all the savory spices and herbs. I’ll be using this all grilling season long!