Homemade “Everything” Seasoning

I have something to tell you and you’re not gonna like it. We’re not allowed to have a grill at our place. I mean, there are grills we can use on the property, but we don’t get there very often and it’s really just not the same.

But, don’t think that keeps me from making burgers, no way! Skillet burgers (almost always with bacon for us) are quick and easy to make. This everything seasoning is perfect for these burgers.

Not only is it good for burgers, it’s also great as an all-purpose seasoning and I especially love it in hamburger dishes.

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  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt
  • 1 tablespoon course black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon coarse red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon coarse garlic
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Combine everything and store in a sealed container.

Tip: For meats, use 1 tablespoon per pound of meat.

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Honey Maple Brushed Bacon Burger (Paleo)

This picture really does say it all. This succulent burger with maple and honey brushed bacon is just the start. Add caramelized onions and a honey maple BBQ sauce to finish it off. These burgers are a sweet and savory crowd pleaser. So good.

Honey Maple Bacon 

  • 6 strips bacon
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Heat bacon in a skillet over medium heat. Once you flip it, brush on the maple syrup and honey mixture. Cook the bacon, flipping and brushing to preference.

Tip: Lay strips out on parchment paper to prevent sticking!

Caramelized Onions

  • One large onion sliced
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Combine in a small skillet pan over low heat for about 20 minutes or until they are softened and the liquid is thickened.burger

Burger

  • 1 pound ground beef
  •  1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder

Combine everything in a bowl and form 2-3 equal sized  burger patties. Cook the burgers in the same skillet with bacon grease on medium heat. About 5 minutes on each side for medium burgers.

Tip: Poke a hole in the center of each burger pattie, almost all the way through but not quite. This prevents the burger from shriveling up and losing size!

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  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • ½ can tomato paste
  • ⅛ cup molasses
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1  cup honey
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon liquid smoke

Combine in a sauce pan over medium low heat and simmer for about 20 minutes.