Ground Beef In Air Fryer

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For juicy, browned ground beef, just season and cook in the air fryer. This recipe for Ground Beef in the Air Fryer is such an easy way to make classic ground beef for all your favorite dishes.

cooked ground beef in air fryer basket

Air Fryer Ground Beef

You’re going to love making ground beef in the air fryer. Just a couple of steps to juicy, delicious ground beef that you can use in tacos, casseroles, pasta, or even breakfast dishes. You can also cook the ground beef ahead of time and freeze or refrigerate. Then pull some out on a busy weeknight for perfectly seasoned ground beef that everyone loves.

package of ground beef in front of air fryer

You can use any seasonings you prefer on ground beef; this recipe calls for simple salt and pepper. You’re going to season the meat in the air fryer and then cook. Halfway through cooking time, be sure to break up the beef with a spatula to get it to cook evenly and spread out the seasonings. Finish cooking and you’ll have delicious ground beef that takes just minutes to be ready.

close-up of seasoned ground beef in air fryer

Love it when the air fryer does all the cooking? Try out these recipes for meat/protein cooked in the air fryer: Breaded Pork Chops, Chicken Livers, Bone-In Chicken Thighs, or Air Fryer Country Style Boneless Pork Ribs. All are full of flavor and cook up perfectly in the air fryer.

seasoned ground beef in bowl

How To Make Ground Beef in Air Fryer

This recipe is so simple– you’ll love it! Add a pound of ground beef to the basket of the air fryer.

Season beef with half of salt and pepper amounts listed in ingredients.

ground beef package next to air fryer basket

Use spatula to break up ground beef into pieces, then sprinkle with remaining salt and pepper.

Pop air fryer basket into appliance and set to cook at 400 degrees for 8 minutes. Halfway through cooking time, pull basket out and use spatula to break up and mix ground beef even more.

Finish cooking and then use spatula to move ground beef onto plate or bowl.

fork holding ground beef

Cooking Tips

  • Oil naturally drains from the air fryer basket, no need to drain excess oil from ground beef. This is one of the biggest benefits to using an air fryer!
  • This recipe uses one pound of beef, if you have a larger amount, just add 3 minutes or so to the cooking time
  • Be sure to pause halfway through cooking time to mix up ground beef for even cooking

cooked ground beef in air fryer basket

Can You Put Raw Hamburger in the Air Fryer?

Yes, the air fryer is a great appliance to use for cooking beef, as it naturally drains the excess oil and fat. Be sure to cook the beef thoroughly and follow recipe instructions for doneness.

ground beef cooked in air fryer

What To Serve With Air Fryer Ground Beef

Seasoned ground beef can be used in so many things! Use it in a meat sauce with Spaghetti Squash, try it in an Enchilada Casserole, or an Oven Baked Tacos Recipe.

air fryer ground beef in a bowl with fork

Or add to a side dish to bulk up the protein! Try this Mushroom Rice Recipe, Cajun Dirty Rice, or Easy Taco Salad Recipe. You’ll love these flavorful side dishes.

ground beef being cooked in air fryer

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Ground Beef in Air Fryer

For juicy, browned ground beef, just season and cook in the air fryer. This recipe for Ground Beef in the Air Fryer is such an easy way to make classic ground beef for all your favorite dishes.
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Meat
Keyword: Ground Beef in Air Fryer
Cooking Method: Air Fryer
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 289kcal

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Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Add a pound of ground beef to the basket of the air fryer.
  • Season beef with half of salt and pepper amounts listed in ingredients.
  • Use spatula to break up ground beef into pieces, then sprinkle with remaining salt and pepper.
  • Pop air fryer basket into appliance and set to cook at 400 degrees for 8 minutes. Halfway through cooking time, pull basket out and use spatula to break up and mix ground beef even more.
  • Finish cooking and then use spatula to move ground beef onto plate or bowl.

Notes

  • Oil naturally drains from the air fryer basket, no need to drain excess oil from ground beef. This is one of the biggest benefits to using an air fryer!
  • This recipe uses one pound of beef, if you have a larger amount, just add 3 minutes or so to the cooking time
  • Be sure to pause halfway through cooking time to mix up ground beef for even cooking
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.2g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 1239mg | Potassium: 310mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.003g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 2mg
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