Having a BBQ? To keep the stress level down and so you can chum with your friends on the patio (instead of slaving away over the grill), cook everything ahead of time.
You are probably wondering how to keep your burgers from drying out while you wait for your guests to arrive. It is simple, really. Throw the cooked burgers in the slow cooker and douse them with a mix of onion broth and beef au jus.
But, that isn’t all… the real key to infusing flavor into the meat is to season the burgers and let them sit for an hour or so before they hit the grill. Get up a little earlier to do this, it will be well worth the effort.
My wonderful husband Mark came up with the recipe for this seasoning, and when we hosted 12 people a few years back, our burgers were a real hit! Everyone loved the flavor and the juiciness they provided.
Mark’s recipe can be used for more than just burgers, too. Try it in chorizo, scrambled eggs, or anywhere else you want to amp up the flavor.
Mark's Signature Seasoning Mix
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 1 ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp brown sugar
- ½ tsp turmeric
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ground cayenne pepper
- Combine all ingredients in an empty, small spice container. If you do not have a spice container with a shaker lid on hand, a small ziplock bag works well, too!