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The Best Burger Rub

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The best burger rub for the best burgers! This simple but delicious rub will take your grilled hamburgers to new tasty heights!

Sure, grilled burgers are good, but our best burger rub will add a fantastic, savory flavor to those patties. This recipe makes 1/3 cup of rub, and you’ll only need 1 tablespoon of rub per pound of meat. So, it’s a great option for a large cookout! Want to know something even better? Most of these ingredients are already in your pantry. In as little as five minutes, you’ll have the best burger rub made and ready to use.

Take this rub with you to tailgating events, cookouts, and camping trips. You’ll be glad you did!

Ingredients:

  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Granulated onion (or onion powder)
  • Granulated garlic (or garlic powder)
  • White sugar
  • Paprika (not smoked)
  • Dried marjoram

How to Make a Burger Rub:

  • Combine burger rub ingredients in a small bowl. Use immediately or store in an airtight container in the cupboard for up to six months after preparation.
  • Sprinkle your desired amount onto patties. I use about 1/4-1/2 teaspoon per burger, depending on size. If making stuffed burgers with bacon, then season them lightly.
  • You can also apply the rub with a shaker.
  • You can use this rub mixture on steaks or in meatballs as well.
The Best Burger Rub

The Best Burger Rub

Sure, grilled burgers are good, but this seasoning rub will really add a fantastic flavor to those patties. This recipe makes enough seasoning rub for a few dozen burgers, so it's a perfect amount for a large cookout. Take this rub along with you to tailgating events and camping trips. You'll be glad you did!
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Course: Rubs
Cuisine: American BBQ
Keyword: burger rub, hamburger rub
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 0.33 Cup
Calories: 200kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon granulated onion
  • 1 teaspoons granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoons dried marjoram

Instructions

  • Combine burger rub ingredients in a small bowl. Use immediately or store in an air tight container in the cupboard for up to six months after preparation.
  • Sprinkle desired amount on to patties. I use about 1/4-1/2 teaspoon per burger, depending on size. If making stuffed burgers with bacon, then season them lightly.
    You can use this rub mixture on steaks or in meatballs as well.

Notes

Photo by: Sabrina Baksh

Nutrition

Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 42307mg | Potassium: 604mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 592IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 203mg | Iron: 4mg
Derrick Riches

I began writing about Barbecue & Grilling in 1997 with one mission, to help the backyard chef have the best experience possible.

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