This is the perfect simple seasoning mix for cheeseburgers. I make the mix out of common spices that I would guess almost everyone has stocked in their pantry. I like to make a big bunch of this seasoning and keep it in an airtight container for future use. Enjoy!

Deliciously Simple Cheeseburgers


  • 1 lb lean ground beef (93% or leaner)
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp ground cayenne pepper


  1. In a small bowl, mix together all of the spices.
  2. Add spice mixture to ground beef and using clean hands, mix spices with ground beef and shape ground beef to form 4 hamburger patties.
  3. Grill burgers over medium high heat until cooked to desired doneness.
  4. Optional: Top burgers with reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese, tomato slices, and/or pickle slices. Serve on whole wheat buns.