Easy Juicy Air Fryer Hamburgers

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These juicy Air Fryer Hamburgers are quick and easy to prepare with simple ingredients and cook in less than 10 minutes. . Loved by the whole family, they can be customised with various toppings for an anytime meal.

You’ll also love Air Fryer Turkey Burgers and Air Fryer French Fries.

Suitable for Gluten-Free diets.

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This juicy Air Fryer Hamburger is what eating a hamburger is all about. It is simple and easy to whip up, yet tasty and oh so cheesy. Low maintenance, yet thoroughly awesome, just like burgers should be.

No need to heat up your grill or stand over the stove to cook these.

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    And I am talking just 5 easy peasy ingredients that you 1001 percent already have in your pantry. To these you can add aaaaaaaaaaaaall the crunchy veggies and topping you want. #winningatthisfoodthing.

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    When I need a quick fuss free family friendly recipe, I turn to my trusty Air Fryer Frozen Burgers instead or these fresh Air Fryer Burgers because I know the whole family would eat them happily. We also love these Air Fryer Turkey Burgers.

    Especially when they served up with some lighter in calories Air Fryer Zucchini Fries and these really delicious Air Fryer Green Bean or really crispy Air Fryer Frozen French Fries.

    These treats all go so well with this super easy to whip up Pesto Aioli. Only the best for you guys.

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    Why Make This Air Fryer Burgers

    • can be made with fresh with ground beef, can use frozen patties or can be store bought #easypeasy.
    • made with simple everyday ingredients you probably already have.
    • they are juicy and can be customised with your favorite toppings.
    • Easy to adapt with various spices.
    • It is meal prep and freezer friendly.
    air fryer hamburgers - a burger in a bun with lettuce and tomato and a bun

    Ingredient Notes

    Now let’s talk about the treats in these awesome Air Fryer Hamburgers. That would be

    • Ground beef – Use lean ground beef if you can as it has less fat which means less drippings. You can also use some ground chicken, or ground turkey instead.
    • Flavorings – I am keeping this simple by using salt and black pepper. One of my favorite
    • Cheese – I like using sliced American cheese for topping the burgers, feel free to use 2 or 3 slices per burger depending on thickness.
    • Burger buns – My preference is brioche buns as they offer a hint of sweetness, but use other buns to your taste.

    I feel like we should drop everything, whip up a batch or two of these juicy Air FryerBurgers and tuck right in. Who’s with me?

    Are you ready to learn how easy it is to make tasty Hamburgers in Air Fryer? Gather up your ingredients and let’s get started…..

    How To Make Air Fryer Hamburgers

    Full recipe measurements and instructions in the recipe card below

    1. Preheat the air fryer to 350F / 180C
    2. Mix together the ground beef, salt and black pepper in a bowl.
    3. Form the beef mixture into four burger patties.
    4. Spray the air fryer basket, add in the burgers.
    5. Cook for 8-12 minutes depending on your desired doneness and turn them halfway through cooking.
    6. When done, switch off the air fryer, top each patty with cheese, close the Air Fryer and let cheese melt on the burger for 1-2 minutes.
    7. Build your burgers and then serve.

    Air fryer temperatures will vary depending on the make and model, so use the cook time as a guide only and adjust as needed.

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    How To Cook Hamburgers On The Grill

    1. Fire up the barbeque / grill  and wait till the coals are medium hot.
    2. Brush the grill with some olive oil.
    3. Burger cooking time depends on how rare you like your burger. As a rough guide cook your burger for 2-3 minutes and then flip and cook for another 2-3 mins and test it. Then keep cooking and testing till the hamburgers are as well-cooked as you like.
    4. Assemble the burgers by putting them in the buns and adding toppings of choice.

    Recipe Tips

    • Do Not overcrowd the Air Fryer – Make sure there is space between each burger so they cook evenly.
    • To avoid the cheese flying off the burger, switch off the Air Fryer before topping the patties with the cheese.
    • Shape the ground beef into similarly sized burger patties so that they cook at the same rate.
    • You can shape these into 2 patties instead of 4, but you would need to cook them for a bit more time.


    • You can use regular burger buns if you are not following a gluten-free diet.
    • Toast the buns for an even better flavor.
    • To make this low carb, skip the bun and serve with a salad or in lettuce wraps.
    • Double up the cheese if you prefer a cheesier burger.

    Delicious Variations

    • Spice – Feel free to add spices to your taste into your burgers. See some seasoning suggestions below.
    • Cheese – add some shredded cheese into the burger mix for extra awesome cheese flavor.
    • Heat – add some chipotle or red pepper flakes for heat.
    • Make these smoky – by adding in some liquid smoke or smoked paprika.


    • Prep Ahead – This recipe is so easy to make and air fry. Assemble the burgers ahead of time and keep in the refrigerator till needed!
    • Store – Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 
    • Reheat – Reheat cooked burgers in an ir Fryer Preheated to 350F /180C for 3-4 minutes or until heated through.
    • Freeze – Can you make a big batch of hamburgers for freezing? Yes, you certainly can. Double or triple the recipe, shape the burgers into patties and freeze individual burgers between baking parchment in a freezer bag. You can either air fry them from frozen or defrost and cook. Freeze for up to 3 months.

    Questions You May Have

    How Long To Cook You Cook  Air Fryer Burgers?

    Wondering how long to cook hamburger patty in air fryer? This might be a bit of a trial if you are not used to your machine.

    It depends on the thickness of your burger and the make of your air fryer. We have found that cook times vary dramatically between different air fryers.

    Start with 10 minutes and go from there. For thinner air fried burgers, decrease the overall cook time. And for thicker ones increase the cook time, starting with a couple of minutes.

    And don’t forget to check to check the temperature using your Meat thermometer if you prefer.

    Air Fryer Hamburgers = an air fryer burger with sweet potato fries

    What Temperature Do You Cook Hamburgers In An Air Fryer?

    You would air fry hamburgers at 350F / 180 C. Remember the cook time will depend on the thickness of the burgers.

    Degrees of Doneness for Hamburgers

    Degrees of doneness for hamburger in air fryer is a gauge of how thoroughly cooked the meat is based on the colour and internal temperature.

    Please use a Meat thermometer to check the temperature. For burgers, common gradations include: rare, medium rare, medium, medium well and well done.

    •  Rare: is a cool red center with an internal temperature of 52C (125F).
    • Medium Rare: a warm red center with an internal temperature of 57C (135F).
    • Medium: is a warm pink center with an internal temperature of 63C (145F).
    • Medium Well: will have a slightly pink center with an internal temperature of 66C (150F).
    • Well Done: a burger that is well done will have very little to no pink with an internal temperature of 71C (160F).

    Air Fryer Frozen Hamburger Patties

    Can you cook frozen burgers in the air fryer? Yes, it is really easy to do so. Head on over to this Frozen Burgers In Air Fryer Post which walks you through the whole process step by step.

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    Air Fryer Hamburger And Fries

    Can you cook Air Fryer Hamburger And Fries at the same time. Yes, you can.

    Just make sure that you have the right size of fries, and put burgers on one side of the air fryer and fries on the other side.

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    4.88 from 16 votes

    Air Fryer Hamburger

    This juicy treat is easy to make and loved by the whole family.
    Prep Time5 minutes
    Cook Time10 minutes
    Total Time15 minutes
    Course: Main Course
    Cuisine: air fryer, American, Western
    Servings: 4
    Calories: 574kcal
    Author: Bintu Hardy


    • 1 lb 450g ground beef
    • Salt
    • Ground black pepper
    • 4 slices of cheese
    • 4 burger buns (gluten-free)


    • Tomatoes lettuce, mayo etc to your taste.


    • Preheat the air fryer to 350F / 180C
    • Mix together the beef, salt and black pepper in a bowl.
    • Form the beef mixture in to four burger patties.
    • Spray the air fryer basket, add in the burgers.
    • Cook for 8-12 mins depending on your desired doneness and turn them half way through cooking.
    • When done, switch off the air fryer, top each patty with cheese, close the Air Fryer and let cheese melt on the burger for 1-2 minutes.
    • Build your burgers and then serve them
    • Don't forget to check the doneness of you hamburger by using this awesome Meat thermometer.
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    Calories: 574kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 632mg | Potassium: 333mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Calcium: 240mg | Iron: 2.7mg

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    1. I have been thinking about making some burgers in the air fryer, but am a little concerned about clean-up. Doesn’t the rack and basket get covered in grease? Do you have any hints? Thanks! I love your website.

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    3. 5 stars
      Never did burgers in an air fryer before, did it for dinner & they were amazing, sure beats having flare ups on the BBQ.

    4. I love cooking burgers in the air fryer! Have you tried this with ground turkey?

    5. 5 stars
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    6. 5 stars
      A lightbulb has just gone off in my head. I had no idea you could make burgers in the air fryer — but now I do. Yours look perfect and how convenient rather than having to build a fire on the grill.

    7. 5 stars
      Love this!! I used my Smokehouse Maple Seasoning on the burgers, and they were unbelievable from the Air Fryer!

    8. 5 stars
      These are fantastic – made them with my daughter tonight and we both loved them! had them over some arugula with some marinated onions- will definitely be making these again!

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    10. 5 stars
      I’ve noticed that some fancy restaurants used kaiser buns for their hamburgers. Do these buns have the same kind of ingredients and nutritional value as traditional hamburger buns? I’ve noticed that they tend to have different shapes, which make them look better in terms of presentation. Is there anything else that makes the significantly different?