Mark’s Signature Seasoning Mix

Seasoning Mix Recipe
Yields: 9 Servings Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 5 Mins Total Time: 5 Mins

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.

Grilling Spice   Spice Mix   Burger Seasoning

DIY Burger Seasoning

Mark's Signature Seasoning Mix

Season your burgers with Mark's signature mix before grilling to give your BBQ an extra edge that will leave an impression on your guests.
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Course: Condiments, Seasonings
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 3 Tablespoons
Calories: 6kcal


  • 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!


For the best flavor, sprinkle Mark's Signature Seasoning Mix on burgers and allow to rest for a minimum of 1 hour before grilling. After grilling, immerse burgers in a broth made of onion soup mix and beef au jus. Keep warm in a slow cooker until ready to serve.


Serving: 1tsp | Calories: 6kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.4g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 322mg | Potassium: 32mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 0.4g | Calcium: 6mg