Air Fryer Hamburgers

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Air Fryer Hamburgers are a fast way to get a quick meal on the table!

Juicy hamburgers, cheeseburgers, or sliders in the Air Fryer mean less muss and fuss with all of the flavor.

close up of Air Fryer Hamburgers on a bun with pickles

Simple All Beef Patty

Pan-frying has nothing homemade Air Fryer hamburger patties! Even frozen patties turn out tasty with just a little extra cook time!

BEEF Just like our favorite hamburger recipe, we like to use fresh ground beef. An 80/20 blend has the right amount of fat that keeps the patties juicy without too much grease runoff. Try ground turkey for turkey burgers!

SEASONING Add in salt & pepper with a dash of onion and garlic powder. Fresh onion and garlic don’t have enough time to cook so we opt for powders in this recipe. Or try our signature Hamburger Seasoning!

BBQ SAUCE is optional but it helps with caramelization and tastes great. We prefer homemade barbecue sauce.

Air Fryer Hamburgers in the air fryer before cooking

How To Air Fry Hamburgers

Air Fryer hamburgers are super easy and quick to make!

  1. Combine all of the ingredients and form into 4 equally sized patties!

PRO TIP: For perfectly evenly cooked burgers press your thumb into the center of each patty so it doesn’t swell in the center during cooking.

  1. Put prepared hamburger patties in a single layer in the Air Fryer basket. Cook according to the recipe below, about 9-12 minutes depending on thickness.
  2. Top with cheese if desired, cook 1 more minute before serving.

cooked Air Fryer Hamburgers in the air fryer

Got Fries?

If you’d like to serve air fryer french fries with your burgers, cook the fries first and set them aside. Once the burgers have cooked, add the fries back to the basket and cook at 400°F for about 3-4 minutes while you top your burger. Alternatively, oven fries are great served with these burgers.


Make a DIY burger bar by arranging lettuce, onions, tomatoes, and pickles on a serving platter so everyone can help themselves!

Tips for Perfect Hamburger Patties

  • Ensure you use meat with a little bit of fat (80/20) so the burgers stay moist.
  • Use a meat thermometer to check the thickest part of a patty (160°F).
  • Appliances can vary, check your burgers early to ensure they don’t overcook.
  • Frozen burger patties can be cooked in the air fryer, you’ll need to add about 5 minutes.
  • The hamburgers can be frozen with parchment paper between each patty. They’ll keep about a month in the freezer.

Did you enjoy these Air Fryer Hamburgers? Be sure to leave a comment and a rating below!

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4.95 from 137 votes
Review Recipe

Air Fryer Hamburgers

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 4 hamburgers
These tender, juicy hamburgers are quick and easy to make, taking less than 10 minutes in the Air Fryer!



  • 1 pound lean ground beef 80/20
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup barbecue sauce optional

For Serving

  • 4 hamburger buns
  • toppings as desired

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  • Combine meat, salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder in a medium bowl.
  • Form into 4 patties, about 1/2" thick. Make a small indent in the middle of the patty with your thumb. Brush patties with barbecue sauce if using.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 370°F. Add patties in a single layer to the basket.
  • Cook 6 minutes. Flip burger over and cook an additional 3-5 minutes or until beef reaches 160°F.
  • Add cheese if using and cook 1 minute more. Serve on buns.

Recipe Notes

*Nutrition information does not include toppings
IMPORTANT: Cook time can vary based on the appliance and the thickness of the burger. Use a meat thermometer to check the thickest part of a patty (160°F).
  • Ensure you use meat with a little bit of fat (80/20) so the burgers stay moist.
  • Air Fryers can vary, check your burgers early to ensure they don't overcook. If your burgers are thicker, add more time.
  • These were tested in a Cosori 5.8QT Air Fryer
  • Frozen burger patties can be cooked in the air fryer, you'll need to add about 5-7 minutes depending on thickness. Use a meat thermometer to ensure doneness.
  • If you prefer them more well done cook longer, if you prefer them with a bit of pink, cook for a little bit less time.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1hamburger, Calories: 365, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 77mg, Sodium: 581mg, Potassium: 389mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 91mg, Iron: 4mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
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  1. Thank you so much for this recipe. It’s like 100°F outside and I didn’t want to use the oven or the BBQ to cook dinner. This was amazing!5 stars

  2. Every time I do this, bits of meat stick to the basket. Nearly impossible to clean. Advice?3 stars

    1. I haven’t had that issue Karen, so can’t say for sure. Did you fully preheat the air fryer? Did you use lean ground beef? Did you add BBQ sauce? Perhaps you need to lightly oil your basket before adding the burgers. Hope that helps.

  3. I haven’t gotten the hang of the thumbprint in the top of the burger to prevent them puffing up. I got giant dented meatballs, lol. But my, they’re better than anything I can cook on the stovetop!

  4. This was amazing!!!! I used swiss cheese and sugar free barbecue sauce as I am on keto but simply delicious!!!!! Thank you for this recipe!!

  5. These burgers turn out to be the most perfect juicy burgers every time we make them. These are a staple in our household. The BBQ sauce is a must and sometimes we had hot sauce too!5 stars

  6. Wonderful! I made two 1/2 pound patties and within 12 min they came out both well done and extremely juicy. I’ll only be making my burgers in an air fryer from now on. Thank you!!5 stars

  7. Excellent recipe but the only adjustment would be to cook the meat until it reaches 130-135. The meat is very well done at 160 so if you want some pink or medium, make sure take out the thermometer at 130 5 stars

  8. For someone who is not a huge burger fan amongst a husband and two young adult we don’t have them often. Until now!! This recipe is So easy and delicious! Perfectly cooked every time. Thanks for converting me!5 stars

  9. Love all of them going give them a try. Had my fryer for over a year now used twice wasn’t to impressed. Gave $300 for it off TV it’s big got 6 shelfs and fry basket and well they didnt come out crispy nor the onion ring wasn’t crisp. thanks for the recipes. Here’s my emails for tips to help me.5 stars

  10. im reading this and it sounds like a good idea but you didn’t say how many degrees to set the air fryer on to cook the burgers -_-

    1. Yes, you will need to add some extra cooking time. You can find this information is in the recipe and in the post. Enjoy!

  11. Is it 8 minutes or 12 minutes cook time? The Title reads less than 10 minutes, but the detailed recipe reads 12 minutes, with 5+ minutes for frozen. Which is it?

    1. They will cook for 6 minutes and then be flipped for 3-5 minutes and finally if you add cheese it will be 1 minute more. It can range from 9-12 minutes.