Burger Spice Rub

Burger Spice Rub

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"A great spice rub that i got from my CO of my ship of all people!"

Ingredients 5 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 18 cals

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Original recipe yields 20 servings



Amount per serving ({{servings}} total)

  • Calories:
  • 18 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Fat:
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.2g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 530 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Mix brown sugar, sea salt, paprika, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, sage, red pepper flakes, chili powder, and thyme in a bowl until well blended. Store in an airtight container.
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  1. 7 Ratings


Nice way to perk up your burgers! I cut this down to 5 servings to give it a try. I used smoked paprika vs. regular and added a little more chili powder. Next time I might mix this into the burger meat vs. rubbing it on the outside of the patty(cutting back on the sea salt). Overall, pretty good.

Sarah Jo

I made a half recipe for this and instead of using it as a burger rub, I used it as a spice blend for homemade jo-jo potatoes. This spice blend was really quite good. I only made one change and I cut back on the salt only because I didn't want the fries to come out too salty. I just omitted it and sprinkled the fries with salt AFTER I'd tossed them with a little EVOO and the spice blend. Very good. I can't wait to try this on homemade turkey burgers and as a rub on chicken or pork, too!


This rub was very easy to prep and took my ordinary turkey burgers to a whole new level! Cooked on my range, the brown sugar caramelized the outside of the patty. Yum!