Air Fryer Hamburgers

Air Fryer Hamburgers

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These air fryer hamburgers are the perfect option when you don’t want to pull out the grill but want that juicy, delicious satisfaction of biting into a yummy burger! It’s one of my favorite ways to enjoy a hamburger.

Air Fryer Hamburgers

Delicious Air Fryer Hamburger

Hamburgers are a family favorite- and with good reason! Any time I take a bite out of one of these air-fried burgers, it reminds me of fun family BBQs.

It’s funny sometimes how food can bring back so many memories. 😄

flipping cooked hamburgers with a spatula in the air fryer

As I got more into cooking, I tried recreating that exact same burger (I even tried making it in the Instant Pot!) and after a few test burgers, I think I finally nailed it!

These air fryer hamburgers are absolute perfection!  If you are on a market for an air fryer, click here for the model I recommend.

cooked fried burgers in an air fryer basket

Toppings To Add To Your Burger

When it comes to putting the burger together, it’s time to make some choices. The right bread, toppings, and condiments are going to make or break your burger!

My family (including myself!) loves to eat our burgers on toasted brioche buns, topped off with:

Now, we try to switch things and do something different every once in a while but this is what we mainly serve!

cheeseburger topped with onions and ketchup on a brioche bun

How To Air Fry A Hamburger

In a medium-sized bowl, add the ground beef and shape them into burger patties.  For perfectly shaped patties, use the burger press gadget, if you don’t have one just use your hands :) Season with salt, pepper and whatever other seasonings you like.

Place the burger patties in the air fryer basket in a single layer.

cooking raw hamburgers in the air fryer

Set the air fryer to 400 degrees and the cooking time for 8 minutes.

After it’s done cooking, flip the burger patties with a spatula. Reset the air fryer to 400F and cooking time for 5 minutes.

Cooked air fryer hamburgers

To turn them into cheeseburgers, immediately top each patty with a slice of your favorite cheese right when it’s done cooking!

cheeseburger topped with lettuce, red onions and cheese on a brioche bun

Cooking Tips

  • The cooking time and temperature I provided for this recipe are for medium-well 1/2 lb burgers. If you have smaller patties or like your burgers medium, decrease the cooking time by 5 minutes.
  • Make sure to not overcrowd the air fryer basket or your hamburgers will not cook evenly or all the way through.
  • If ground beef isn’t your favorite, you easily swap it out for some ground turkey burgers!

air fryer hamburger patties

What To Serve With Hamburgers

What’s a burger without fries? Any time I make this recipe, I almost always make these baked garlic parmesan fries and air fried broccoli because they just pair together so well! They also go really well with these roasted sweet potatoes I cook in the air fryer as well.

Looking for something that’s low carb friendly? Give these keto zucchini fries or these roasted acorn squash fries a try! You can’t go wrong either way.  You can also serve the burgers on a keto bread!

cooked hamburger patty on a brioche bun

More Healthy Air Fryer Recipes

If you loved this juicy ‘fried’ hamburger recipe, check out some of my other air fryer recipes!

These are my favorite main dish recipes:

Air Fryer Hamburgers

These air fryer hamburgers are amazing! Cooking burger patties in the air fryer is so easy!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef, burger, hamburger
Cooking Method: Air Fryer
Diet: Gluten-Free, Keto / Low-Carb, Paleo
Servings: 2
Calories: 576kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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Instructions

  • Shape ground beef into 2 burger patties and season with salt and pepper.
  • Put the burger patties in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Set the air fryer to 400F and the cooking time for 8 minutes.
  • After it's done cooking, flip the burger patties with a spatula. Set the air fryer to 400F and cooking time for 5 minutes.
  • To turn them into cheeseburgers, immediately top each patty with a slice of cheese right when it's done cooking.

Notes

This cooking time and temperature is for medium-well 1/2 lb burgers.  If you have smaller patties or like your burgers medium, decrease the cooking time by 5 minutes.
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Nutrition

Calories: 576kcal | Protein: 39g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 161mg | Sodium: 152mg | Potassium: 612mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 4mg
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