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What should I season my frozen hamburger with?

Asked by hug_of_war (10720points) March 23rd, 2010

I don’t really make food. Anything besides pepper and seasoning salt? Mine usually turn out too bland.

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wundayatta's avatar

frozen salt, frozen pepper, and a little frozen hot sauce

wilma's avatar

Some chopped onion cooked with the ground meat usually is good and can then be seasoned many different ways from there. You could add some TexMex type seasoning or go Italian.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Howza ‘bout some heat??lol

JLeslie's avatar

You can sprinkle or rub a little beef boulion to intensify the flavor or beefy onion soup from the envelope.

A friend of mine uses Lawry’s seasoning salt.

I like also to rub Good Seasons Italian salad dressing in the envelope (I don’t make the dressing, just rub on the seasoning).

Each of of the above is not meant to be used in combination. Salt is really the most important seasoning if you don’t have any other option.

marinelife's avatar

Worchestershire burgers are very good. Make patties and brown until they are ready to turn. Then pour on Worchestershire sauce (about a Tablespoon per side).

lilikoi's avatar

Probably because you’re starting with a frozen hamburger…. The best way to get flavor is to start with a fresh bunch of ground meat and work the seasoning in to the meat mix – onions, cheese, various sauces, a bit of egg to hold things together nicely, garlic, etc are all good additions. Then pop those suckers on a grill, melt cheese over them, and grill onions.

Lightlyseared's avatar

@marinelife you know they make that stuff with anchovies

hug_of_war's avatar

Well I don’t have ground beef and I can’t buy food myself, so I have to deal with what my mom buys.

njnyjobs's avatar

Sprinkle with your choice of Cajun or Italian seasoning.

JLeslie's avatar

@hug_of_war Do you let it defrost before you cook it? I would recommend that so whatever you put on there can sink into the meat a little.

erichw1504's avatar

Garlic & Wine seasoning from The Melting Pot.

LuckyGuy's avatar

I like a little Teriyaki Baste and glaze sauce for a touch of Japanese.

njnyjobs's avatar

@hug_of_war How do you cook the frozen patty? grilling with smoke chips can add some flavor.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

Bit of mustard!

wonderingwhy's avatar

Well first if your frozen burgers are the kind that are just uncooked frozen patties, thaw them well and you should be back at ground beef stage… then you can pretty much put in whatever you like. For example tonight we’re eating leftovers but tomorrow, provided it’s not raining, we’re grilling burgers with minced onion and jalapeno seasoned with ancho chile powder, vulcan fire salt, and chipotle tabasco.

For something a little simpler (or that at least has easier stuff to find or you’re more likely to have) try mixing in minced onion, garlic, pepper (hot or mild), along with salt (smoked if it’s available) and fresh ground black pepper. Also, you can micorwave some bacon until it’s nice and crisp then break it up into it.

If your frozen burgers aren’t just uncooked preformed patties, rather than mixing stuff into the meat try frying up onions, garlic, and peppers mixed with some salt then make your burger grind some pepper on to it, cover with the stuff you fried, and top with some shredded cheese. I sometimes make smoked bacon mayo to put on burgers, but you can get a similar effect with a couple slices of crisp bacon crumbled into a tablespoon or two of store mayo. Toasting the roll can make a difference too.

You can also season the oil the burger is going to fry in and cook it slowly with a lid on the pan, and season it mid way through that should allow more of the flavor to get into the burger.

CMaz's avatar

Mrs. Dash makes everything good.

srmorgan's avatar

My grandmother would have told you to simply season them with LOVE, as she did..

neverawake's avatar

Old Bay seasoning.

WestRiverrat's avatar

First get some good lump charcoal, some applewood chips and a grill. Soak the chips in water about 30–45 minutes. Light the charcoal and let it burn down to coals. Add a small handfull of the woodchips just before you put the burgers on the grill.

If you have the unformed burger add horseradish, garlic, chopped jalepeno and/or onion mixed into the meat before you cook it. Or mix in dry french onion dip/soup mix.

If you have the premade patties, place a slice of your favorite cheese between two of the patties. Pinch the edges together and grill or fry. Careful the cheese will be very hot when you first open them up.

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