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Mouth Watering Air Fryer Burger Recipe

Air Fryer Burger Recipe

If you think air fryers can make great chips and onion rings but not much else, this air fryer burger recipe will change your mind. You don’t need to go to a restaurant or fire up the grill to have a perfect burger. Your air fryer can make an incredibly delicious burger at home. This air fryer burger recipe is quick, easy, healthier, and mighty tasty.

Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 8-15 minutes
Serves up to 4 people

Tools and Ingredients

  • air fryer
  • 300g ground beef
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper


1Dice onion into small pieces.

2In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together. It works best to use your hands. Make sure the meat and seasoning are well combined.

3Form the burger mixture into 4 patties. Use your thumb to make a good-sized indentation in the center of each patty. This helps the burgers stay uniformly thick and flat during cooking.

4Place the patties in the fry basket. Set the temperature to 375° F. Cook for 8 minutes.

5Check to see how well done the burgers are. Flip them over and cook for another 2-7 minutes, as needed. If you like your burgers more well done, they’ll need more time. 10 minutes may be all you need if you like your burgers rare to medium.

Tips and Considerations

Try adding a few drops of liquid smoke to your burger mix to create a taste that reminds you of a grilled burger from a backyard barbecue.

It’s important to make sure your ground beef and seasonings are mixed well but don’t work the meat too much or the burgers will be tough.

To make your burger experience even better, use the air fryer to toast your buns as well. You can also use your air fryer to prepare some tasty burger toppings, like sauteed onions and mushrooms.

Optionally, you can spray the tops of your burgers with a little cooking spray before cooking.

Make a mouthwatering juicy cheeseburger by adding a slice of cheese on top of each patty for the last few minutes of cooking.

You can easily double this air fryer burger recipe to make bigger patties but this will require a little more cooking time. Just like when making burgers on the grill, keep checking it to ensure it doesn’t burn or get too dry.

It’s easy to modify this recipe if you have any favorite burger flavors. Try adding some steak sauce to the mix or add some fresh herbs or hot sauce or barbecue sauce to spice things up even further.


  1. I’ve been thinking about cooking ground beef in the air fryer instead of frying, now I know how to season them and cook healthier


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