These juicy Air Fryer Hamburgers are so easy to make, and full of flavor in every bite. They are so much easier to make than grilling, with much less prep work. With very little prep time, you can get dinner started quickly and to be able to relax with the family.
The air fryer cooks your hamburger perfectly and evenly so you know it is going to taste great. The Air Fryer makes a juicy burger that still has a delicious grilled taste. And these Air Fryer Hot Dogs also go well with these yummy burgers!
This tasty burger is one of my favorite recipes because it can done at the last minute. This homemade burgers recipe keeps it simple with a little salt, garlic powder, and black pepper, because the Air Fryer gives it a great taste naturally and it makes the juiciest burgers.
- Fresh ground beef- 80/20, or four pre-shaped uncooked burger patties
- kosher salt
- garlic powder
- ground black pepper
Optional Cheese Slice: Cheese is delicious on a burger. Grab a slice of gouda, pepper jack, Swiss and regular American cheese, or your favorite cheese.
OPTIONAL FAVORITE BURGER TOPPINGS:
To make a juicy hamburger, add the cooked patties to burger buns, pretzel buns, or lettuce wrap.
Preheat the Air Fryer at 370 F for 4 minutes. Preheating your air fryer is important for optimum cooking so the airflow will be at the right levels.
In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Once combined, evenly divide the beef mixture into four portions, and form ground beef into flat patties, equally sized patties in shape and thickness.
Place the hamburger patties in the preheated air fryer basket. Place them in a single layer, without stacking or overlapping. Using a single layer will ensure that there is plenty of circulation and the food cooks completely.
Air fry burgers at 370 degrees F for 10-12 mins. Flip burgers halfway through cook time so both sides get cooked the same. Use a digital thermometer to ensure the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F. Depending on your preferred degree of doneness, you may need to add an extra minute of cooking.
I make this in my Cosori Air Fryer. Cooking times may vary depending on your air fryer size, model, and thickness of your beef patties, so you may need to adjust the time by and extra minute or two.
OPTIONAL SIDE DISHES
We know that fries are a go-to for hamburgers but there are so many other great options! We like to switch it up and try to add some healthy vegetables for a well balanced meal. Here are a few of our favorites, many of these can be cooked in the air fryer as well:
- Sweet potato fries
- Frozen French Fries
- Onion Rings
- Zucchini chips
- Air fryer Corn on the cob
- Green beans
- Air Fryer Potato Wedges
If you want to turn these patties into cheeseburgers, it's just one easy, extra step. Once you have cooked burger patties, top each patty with a slice of cheese. Let sit for 1-2 minutes until melted. Remove patty from air fryer, place in the hamburger bun, and add your favorite toppings.
If you are looking for an air fryer frozen burger recipe, you can read all about it in this post for Frozen Hamburgers. You can put frozen burger patties directly in the air fryer!
Although this recipe is for beef burgers, there are so many options when making homemade hamburgers. You'll need to adjust your time for different meats but they all taste great. Use can use lean ground beef, chicken, or black bean burgers are all great options for protein filled burgers. You can also try these Air Fryer Turkey Burgers.
Add a teaspoon of onion powder or Worcestershire sauce to the patty before air frying for a little extra flavor.
Use a patty press like this one, to get perfectly shaped and evenly sized burgers.
STORAGE AND REHEATING:
Store leftover cooked burgers in an airtight container, or wrapped in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, in the refrigerator. Meat can last up to five to seven days. Reheat burgers in the air fryer at 300 degrees F for 2-3 minutes for a delicious leftover burger.
When making air fryer burgers, you do need to flip the patties while they are cooking. This helps both sides to cook evenly. The best way to confirm doneness, is to use a meat thermometer. The internal temp for burgers suggested by the USDA is to cook until center is 160 degrees F.
I use the air fryer setting when making these burgers. I also preheat the air fryer before cooking. If you don't have the preheat feature, just press air fry at 370 degrees for 5 minutes.
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You are going to love how easy Air Fryer Hamburgers are to make! Delicious and juicy burgers done in no time!
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Air Fryer Hamburgers
- Air Fryer
- 1 pound ground beef 80/20 fat
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- Preheat the Air Fryer at 370 F for 4 minutes. Preheating your air fryer is important for optimum cooking so the airflow will be at the right levels.
- In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Once combined, evenly divide the beef mixture into four portions, and form ground beef into flat patties, equally sized patties in shape and thickness.
- Place the hamburger patties in the preheated air fryer basket. Place them in a single layer, without stacking or overlapping. Using a single layer will ensure that there is plenty of circulation and the food cooks completely.
- Air fry burgers at 370 degrees F for 10-12 minutes. Flip burgers halfway through so both sides get cooked the same. Depending on your preferred degree of doneness, you may need to add an extra minute of cooking.
*Nutritional information is a calculated guesstimate. Please note that this can change with different brands and modifications you may make to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements you're using with each recipe.