Long before we were allowed in the Kitchen we were already busy building burgers thanks to the 1980’s arcade game Burger Time. Named after the arcade favorite, this is our first burger seasoning and is sure to make Peter Pepper jealous.
Burger Time is ideal for anyone who is not yet confident with what spices go well with various types of food. Filled with the classic savory flavors one would expect from a quality burger seasoning, Burger Time adds a bit of mystique with unique ingredients like our “secret ingredient”.
It doesn’t just pair well with beef burgers either, you can use it to make other types of burgers too. We have tried it on everything from black bean burgers to goat burgers and everything in between. It is also a favorite of hunters as it is outstanding on venison and other red meat game.
What does Burger Time taste like?
Burger Time seasoning has a touch of sweetness that balances well with the hints of smoky paprika. It is an amazing companion to all red meat.
Aside from having an outstanding and fulfilling flavor, there is something about this seasoning that most people cannot figure out. It is our “secret ingredient” of sorts. Want to know our little “secret”? Of course you do. Who wouldn’t, right? … It’s a little thing called Grains of Paradise. There you have it, a spice you’ve likely never heard of, but already love.
Grains of Paradise is making its mark worldwide, but is still more popular in North and West African as well as Middle Eastern cuisines. It has become increasingly popular in the United States in various rubs for poultry, fish, pork and beef as well as the ever popular Sam Adams Summer Ale.
How do you use Burger Time?
This seasoning can be used a couple ways. It can simply be sprinkled on the burger and gently patted into the meat about an hour or so before grilling or it can be added to the mix when making the patties. We have added it to the burger mix and added more during the cooking process to layer the flavors. The results were amazing! Experiment for yourself, there is really no wrong way to use Burger Time.
You get a lot of flavor out of a little bit so be cautious. You can always add more, but you can’t take any away.
As with the majority of our seasonings we recommend 1 tablespoon per pound of meat.
What’s in it?
Burger Time seasoning is hand blended from brown sugar, sea salt, California paprika, demerara sugar, grains of paradise, onion, garlic, yellow mustard, chili powder, brown mustard, black pepper, rosemary, marjoram, clove and allspice