How to Season Hamburger Patties

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READY IN: 5mins
SERVES: 16
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • So I might be the last one on the planet to do it this way --
  • In the past, I've seasoned hamburger patties on the grill -- while they were grilling. And while it works, it wasn't going to work for me last weekend when we were having a bunch of family over for dinner. I wanted to prep as much as I could ahead of time so that I could enjoy them while they were at our house, instead of running around my kitchen like a chicken without a head (sorry, bad visual!) -- so this is what happened.
  • As I was getting everything out, I though, "Why not season the bottom of the cookie sheet first so that both sides of the patties can be grilled before they hit the grill?".
  • So that's what I did. Sprinkle seasoning on the cookie sheet. Make patties and then put them on top of the seasoning and move around a little to "catch it all" and waste as little as possible. Sprinkle more on top and voila.
  • Ready for the grill. (Or refrigerator, in my case -- as I was making them up early in the afternoon long before everyone arrived. This is what happens when there is a baby in the house -- you get stuff done while they are sleeping, even if that means making dinner at 2pm!).
  • And while I didn't get all scientific about it, it seemed to me that the seasoning stuck to the burger better and less fell through into the grill!
  • How about you? How do you season hamburger patties?
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