I thought the flavor was really good . . . my husband added Creole Seasoning to his to spice it up. The only thing I changed was omitting the garlic (I'd love to try it but can't eat it right now). Based on other suggestions on this site I mixed the seasoning with the cold water to help distribute them evenly and I made an indention in the middle of the burgers to prevent them from swelling in the middle while cooking. Next time I need to make them bigger, but this time I halved the recipe and came up with 16 burgers.