The first thing I ever learned how to grill was a burger. And to this day it is one of my favorite things to make on the grill, even if it is one of the most basic things to cook. However, just because it’s basic does not mean that you can’t amp things up a bit to make it crazy delicious. One of the easiest ways to do this is to add some burger seasoning to your meat prior to grilling.
Over the years, I’ve tried a bunch of different kinds of burger seasoning, both purchased and homemade, and this one is, hands down, my absolute favorite. I’ve both mixed it in with the meat prior to grilling, and simply sprinkled it on the top. Either way, it’s delicious.
Generally speaking, you’ll want to stick to around a tablespoon of the seasoning per pound of meat, although I admit I don’t usually measure all that closely.
Here’s the recipe:
- 1 Tablespoon paprika
- 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic power
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed basil
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- Mix all the dry ingredients together in a small bowl.
- Use around 1 Tablespoon of seasoning per pound of meat. Store in an airtight container when not in use.