Get in the Grillerhood — McCormick® Grill Mates® Giveaway

Every once in a while, an opportunity comes along that you simply cannot pass up. I have received such an opportunity, and I can’t wait to share it with you below.


This summer I will be working with McCormick® Grill Mates® to promote “The Grillerhood” – a social network hub allowing grill masters from all over the world to collaborate and share their secrets with one another. “The Grillerhood” aims to do the following:

  • Establish the “True Rules of Grilling” through Facebook polls, online conversations, and expert insight,
  • Scope out the latest trends and flavor profiles with the assistance of brand-new Grill Mates® seasonings and rubs, and
  • Determine who in America is worthy enough to be the ultimate Grill Mayor.

Throughout the summer, Big Wayner’s BBQ Blog will feature various recipes using different McCormick® Grill Mates® seasonings. One of the products that most appeals to me is the Grill Mates® Molasses Bacon seasoning. How can you go wrong with bacon? Check out this recipe below from McCormick® for a Molasses Bacon burger:

molasses bacon burger

Molasses Bacon Burger

Prep Time: Appx. 15 minutes
Cook Time: Appx. 15 minutes


  • 1 lb. ground beef (I recommend 80/20 ground beef for optimal flavor)
  • 1 tbsp. McCormick® Grill Mates® Molasses Bacon Seasoning
  • 4 slices of your favorite cheese (optional)
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • Lettuce, tomato, other condiments (optional)


  1. Preheat your grill to medium heat.
  2. Mix ground beef and McCormick® Grill Mates® Molasses Bacon Seasoning together until thoroughly blended. Form into four ¼ lb. patties.
  3. Grill over direct medium heat for 4-6 minutes per side or until internal temperature of meat reaches 160° F.
  4. (Optional) Top burger patties with cheese slices and let melt on patties.
  5. Toast hamburger buns on the grill, open side down, for approximately 30 seconds.
  6. Serve burgers on toasted buns. Garnish with desired toppings and garnishes.

So how would you use the new Grill Mates® Molasses Bacon seasoning? Let me know in the comments section of this post. The best original use of the seasoning will win an exclusive kit with the below items:

grillmates kit

  • Grilling apron, oven mitt, and chef’s hat
  • Grilling utensils including a grill fork, spatula, and tongs
  • An assortment of the latest McCormick® Grill Mates® seasonings

Extra credit will be given to those who go and participate in “The Grillerhood”. Contest ends a week from today, so get going!! Good luck!

(Disclaimer: this post is sponsored as part of a partnership with McCormick® Seasonings)

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Big Wayner is the mad brains behind Big Wayner's BBQ Blog. A full-time RVer, he enjoys sharing his passion for all things BBQ with anyone and everyone he meets.