Hamburger seasoning is the perfect addition to any homemade burger recipe!

No need to buy a store-bought mixture, it’s easy to make your own to sprinkle into everything from ground taco meat, a burger patty, or even to season a steak.

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A Flavorful All-Purpose Seasoning

  • Whip up this burger seasoning recipe in just one bowl for a quick and easy way to season hamburger patties and more.
  • Customize the levels of salt and seasonings to create a signature blend.
  • While we think this is the best burger seasoning, it’s not just for ground beef. Sprinkle it over chicken, pork, and even salmon before tossing on the grill!
  • Add extra flavor to roasted potatoes, tater tots, oven fries, or grilled veggies.

Ingredients in Hamburger Seasoning

This simple hamburger seasoning recipe also makes a great all-purpose seasoning.

Salt – Kosher salt has larger grains and can be used in this recipe, although table salt works just fine too! Swap in flavored or smoked salt if you’d like.

Seasonings – Paprika, onion powder, black pepper, garlic powder, mustard powder, and smoked paprika will add grst flavor to almost any recipe.

But spice it up with cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, or add a little dried oregano, cumin, parsley, or even some dried lemon peel.

various spices in a small dish

How to Make Hamburger Seasoning

To make this versatile spice blend, simply whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl (per the recipe below).

Once combined, it can be stored in an airtight container in a dry, cool place for months. So go ahead and make a big batch – it’ll become a staple in your kitchen.

Add 1 to 2 teaspoons to a pound of ground beef (or to taste) or sprinkle the burger seasoning mix on premade patties or even turkey burgers before cooking.

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Hamburger Seasoning

Homemade Hamburger Seasoning is savory, smokey, and a little bit spicy!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 16 servings


  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 ½ teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika


  • Whisk all ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Use 2 teaspoons per pound of beef (or to taste) for making hamburgers plus additional to season during cooking.


This mixture can be mixed into the beef before forming patties or sprinkled on top before cooking (or both!).
It can be used on fresh or frozen burgers.
Add additional spices and herbs to your liking. Try cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, or add a little dried oregano or parsley.
Kosher salt has larger grains and is great in this recipe although it has larger grains. We find that table salt blends a bit better with the other seasonings. Flavored or smoked salts can also be used.
This makes approximately 3 tablespoons. Store up to 6 months in a dry cool place.
5 from 34 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 3 | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 437mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Pantry, Seasonings, Spices
Cuisine American

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  1. I have tried several of your recipes the last recipe was chicken spaghetti I have told a lot of people about your spent with pennies and they are loving it too thank you for all your hard work and for the delicious recipes5 stars

    1. Thank you so much for the kind words Barbara, this made my day! I am so glad you are enjoying the recipes.

  2. First off Holly, THANK YOU for all the work you put into all these delicious recipes! All your extra info is above & beyond . 1question, I was curious how your Homemade Hamburger Seasoning says servings: 16, step 2 in recipe it says to use 2tsp per pound of beef, but at end of recipe it says makes approx 3Tbsp of seasoning? How are the servings calculated?5 stars

    1. You’re so very welcome Gina! Each serving is approximately 1/2 teaspoon (2 teaspoons would make 4 burgers). Hope that helps. Enjoy the seasoning!