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~My All-American All-Purpose Hamburger Seasoning~

PICT0040When it comes to hamburgers, as long as mine arrives steaming-hot and medium-rare, I don't much care what you did to get it there.  Cook it anyway you like or know how -- gas-grill it, charcoal-grill it, grill-pan it, pan-sear it, flat-top it, or broil it.  Flip it once or flip it twice, that's fine with me too.  Steaming-hot and medium-rare -- that's all I ask.  I'm flexible about condiments too. Lettuce, tomato, onion and mayo?  Awesome.  Ketchup, mustard and pickles?  Count me in. With or without cheese -- it matters not to me.  Steaming-hot and medium-rare -- that's all I ask.

All that said, if you've never tried seasoning your ground beef prior to cooking your hamburgers via your favorite method, you might want to really should give it a try.  It's one of my favorite things to do and, by seasoning the ground beef, I don't mean seasoning the patties - I mean I use my hands to mix the seasoning into the ground beef prior to making the patties.  There's more.  My seasoning is just right, meaning, it will enhance the flavor of your beef not overpower it.

6a0120a8551282970b0240a4ac751b200dFor my all-purpose  'burger seasoning:

2  teaspoons fine sea salt

1  teaspoon coarse-grind black pepper

1/2  teaspoon garlic powder

1/2  teaspoon onion powder

1  teaspoon beef bouillion

~ Step 1.  Stir all spices together in a small bowl.  Makes a scant 2 tablespoons.  Enough to mix into 3 pounds ground beef.

Try my Perfectly-Seasoned 16-Minute Broiled 'Burger:

6a0120a8551282970b0240a4adc635200dAnd my Perfectly-Seasoned Pan-Seared Smashed 'Burger:

6a0120a8551282970b022ad39e2eff200dMy All-American All-Purpose Hamburger Seasoning:  Recipe yields a scant 2 tablespoons seasoning blend.  Enough to stir into 3 pounds ground beef.

Special Equipment List:  small bowl, spoon

6a0120a8551282970b0240a4ad58d1200d 6a0120a8551282970b0240a4840c07200cCook's Note:  To make 1 1/2 cups of My Copycat McDonald's Special Sauce:

1  cup mayonnaise

1/4  cup each: ketchup and sweet pickle relish

1  tablespoon yellow mustard

1  teaspoon white vinegar

1/2  teaspoon each:  garlic and onion powder and paprika

"We are all in this food world together." ~ Melanie Preschutti

(Recipe, Commentary and Photos courtesy of Melanie's Kitchen/Copyright 2022 


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