This Homemade Burger Seasoning and Rub is the best spice blend perfect for meatballs, cheeseburgers, turkey burgers, and more. This mix is a must for your next BBQ or cookout meal.
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Tasty burgers need seasoning. What you season them with is crucial. A lot of store-bought blends have additives. I love to make my own creations at home.
What Spices You Will Need
How to Store the Seasoning/How Long Will it Last
If you are making a large batch of the Burger Seasoning, store it in an airtight container. I love to use these glass jars for storage. Ground spices usually last for 6 months. After that they will start to lose their flavor. I check this by giving the jar a whiff. If the smell is still potent it’s probably still good.
Whole spices will last up to 5 years.
Tips on How to Make the Perfectly Cooked Burgers
- Ground chuck beef is the best cut to use and at 80% lean. 75% lean will work as well. You can use leaner cuts of meat, but expect a drier burger.
- Over-working the meat will cause it to be tough, dry, and it’s more likely to fall apart when you get it on the grill and get to flipping it. It’s best to use minimal shaping.
- Once shaped, press down into the center of the burger using your thumb. This will alway the patty to cook evenly and maintain a circular shape as it grills.
- Cold meat will stick together when you place it on the grill. Warm or room temperature meat will crumble and fall apart.
- According to the USDA, hamburgers should be cooked to a safe minimum internal temperature to destroy harmful bacteria that may be present. Use a food thermometer to be sure they have reached a safe minimum internal temperature of 160 °F.
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Homemade Burger Seasoning and Rub
- Combine all of the ingredients in a jar or bowl.