Learn how to season store-bought frozen hamburger patties with a homemade seasoning mix that is easy to make and full of delicious flavor! It's a very easy way to make delicious burgers.
Also check out this ground turkey seasoning that's great for making turkey burgers!
Pre-made frozen hamburger patties are a great way to serve up a delicious, hearty dinner with minimal time and effort. And although hamburger patties are quite good with just salt and pepper, you can really take them up a notch with this homemade seasoning. Sprinkle the seasoning directly onto the frozen burgers, then grill or cook in the oven or on the stove.
- Seasoning ingredients and notes:
- How much seasoning should I use per patty?
- How to season frozen hamburger patties:
- How to cook frozen hamburger patties on the stove:
- How to grill frozen hamburger patties:
- How to cook frozen hamburger patties in the oven:
- When are frozen hamburger patties done cooking?
- How to store the seasoning:
- More delicious beef seasoning recipes:
- Full Printable Recipe
Seasoning ingredients and notes:
This seasoning has a ton of umami from smoked paprika, salt, pepper and garlic and onion powder. It's also quite spicy! Use less crushed red pepper flakes to make the seasoning less spicy.
Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl until well combined.
How much seasoning should I use per patty?
Use ½ teaspoon of this seasoning per hamburger patty (¼ teaspoon per side).
How to season frozen hamburger patties:
- Remove the patties from the freezer and separate them. (Use a spatula to separate them if they're sticking together.)
- Let the frozen patties sit at room temperature for a few minutes until they're starting to thaw on the surface. (As shown in the photo below). This will help the seasoning stick to the beef.
- Evenly sprinkle the seasoning onto the top side of the patty. Cook on one side, then flip, season the second side and finish cooking.
How to cook frozen hamburger patties on the stove:
Add vegetable oil or mild olive oil to a cast iron skillet. Heat on medium-high heat until the oil is shimmering. Cook the frozen burger patties on both sides to desired doneness.
How to grill frozen hamburger patties:
Grill the frozen patties on both sides on a hot grill to desired doneness.
How to cook frozen hamburger patties in the oven:
Line baking sheet with aluminum foil, then set a metal wire rack on it. Set the frozen burger patties on the wire rack and cook in the oven at 425 degrees F. to desired doneness.
When are frozen hamburger patties done cooking?
The best way to tell when hamburger patties are done cooking is by using a meat thermometer. Insert the thermometer into the center of the patty. The safe internal temperature for ground beef is 160 degrees F. (The cooking time will usually be around 5 minutes per side.)
For best results, let the cooked beef patties rest for 5 minutes, then serve on buns with your favorite toppings. (For a great sauce to spread on the burgers, check out this spicy hamburger sauce!)
How to store the seasoning:
If you're not planning to use the seasoning right away, store it in an airtight container in the cabinet or kitchen pantry.
More delicious beef seasoning recipes:
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Full Printable Recipe
How to Season Frozen Hamburger Patties
- measuring spoons
- vegetable oil or mild olive oil
- 10 frozen hamburger patties
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes*
- Take the frozen hamburger patties out of the freezer and separate. Let the patties sit out at room temperature for a few minutes until starting to thaw on the surface. (This will help the seasoning stick to the patty.)
- Meanwhile, add all seasoning ingredients to a bowl and mix until well combined.
- Sprinkle each hamburger patty with about ¼ teaspoon of seasoning.
- Grill, broil or cook the patties according to package instructions, sprinkling another ¼ teaspoon of seasoning on the second side after flipping the patties.
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