The BEST Air Fryer Burgers

The BEST Air Fryer Burgers – hands down the BEST burgers EVER! Ready from start to finish in under 10 minutes. Clean up is a breeze with the air fryer!! Can make the patties ahead of time and refrigerated or frozen for later. We never grill burgers anymore. They are SO much better in the air fryer! Top burgers with your favorite burger toppings – lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, bacon.

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The BEST Air Fryer Burger Recipe

I love a good burger. I prefer burgers at home over most restaurants. We usually grill our burgers, but I decided to give them a try in our air fryer. Have you ever cooked hamburgers in the air fryer? OMG! SO easy! I may never grill burgers again. The air fryer hamburgers were ready to eat in under 10 minutes and clean up was a breeze! Just one more reason that I LOVE my air fryer!!

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How To Make Fresh Hamburgers

Making hamburgers at home is very simple. My favorite way to season ground beef for burgers is to use a packet of ranch dressing mix. Once I have the ground beef seasoned. I use a kitchen scale to divide the meat into equal patties. I typically do three burgers for a pound of ground beef. Feel free to divide the meat into four patties if you prefer thinner burgers. Just make sure to cut the cooking time down a minute or two.

Once the meat is divided out, I use a burger press to make perfect burger patties. Once you make the patties, you can cook them immediately, refrigerate them overnight or freeze them for later. I love having hamburger patties in the freezer for a quick meal!

collage of burger cooking progress in an air fryer

How to Cook Burgers in the Air Fryer

Cooking burgers in the air fryer is super simple. I have a Philips XXL Air Fryer. All three of my burgers fit in the basket. If your air fryer isn’t as large, cook the burgers in batches. I cook the burgers for 6 to 8 minutes. Any longer and they will be overcooked. These burgers were about 1/3 pound each and were perfectly cooked at about 7 minutes. SO tender and juicy!  I added cheese to our burgers during the last minute of cooking.

There is no need to flip the burgers during the cooking time. The air fryer circulates the air all around the food so it will be evenly cooked and brown all over.

These burgers were about 1/3 pound. They were cooked to about medium. There was no pink on the inside of the burger. If you want medium-rare burgers, lower the cooking time by a minute or two.

You can freeze any leftover cooked burgers for a quick meal later! Woohoo!

hamburger on a platter

What to Serve with Hamburgers

We LOVED these Air Fryer Hamburgers. They were seriously the BEST! You can’t beat easy and delicious! We usually serve these burgers with some chips, french fries, pasta salad, or potato salad. Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with these hamburgers:

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hamburger with fries on a cutting board

The BEST Air Fryer Burgers

Yield: 3 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Total Time 13 mins
The BEST Air Fryer Burgers – hands down the BEST burgers EVER! Ready from start to finish in under 10 minutes. Clean up is a breeze with the air fryer!! Can make the patties ahead of time and refrigerated or frozen for later. We never grill burgers anymore. They are SO much better in the air fryer! Top burgers with your favorite burger toppings – lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, bacon. #airfryer #burger #hamburgers

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 (1-oz) package ranch dressing mix
  • 3 slices cheese
  • 3 hamburger buns

Instructions:

  • Combine ground beef and ranch dressing mix. Form into 3 burger patties.
  • Place hamburger patties in the basket of the air fryer.
  • Set air fryer for 400ºF. Cook 6 minutes.
  • Place cheese slices on top of burgers and cook an additional 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Serve burgers on hamburger buns with favorite toppings.

Notes:

Can freeze burger patties unbaked for later. To cook, thaw, and cook as directed above.
Can cook burgers frozen. Just add a few minutes to the cooking time.
 

Steph

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    1. I put the cheese on then close the basket but with the air fryer off. that was the air isn't blowing around the cheese, but there's still enough residual heat in the fryer from cooking the burgers to melt the cheese

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