Air Fryer Hamburgers

Air Fryer Hamburgers are perfectly juicy and so quick to make. Mix up the easy homemade hamburger patties with just 3 ingredients and air fry for a super fast dinner.

hamburger patty on buns with lettuce, tomatoes and pickles

This easy air fryer recipe lets you have perfect burgers year-round without having to fire up the grill! Round out the meal with some crispy homemade baked french fries or a classic macaroni salad

If you bought already formed patties at the store, you can follow the same cook times. Want cheeseburgers instead of plain hamburgers? Top the burgers with cheese and melt in the air fryer.

Ingredients for Juicy Air Fryer Hamburgers

You only need three ingredients to make super juicy hamburgers. Grab the patty ingredients, some hamburger buns, and your favorite toppings.

  • Lean Ground Beef
  • Seasoned Salt
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Hamburger buns and toppings like lettuce, tomatoes and onions.
ground beef, tomatoes, cheese, lettuce, seasonings

How to Air Fry Hamburgers

It takes no time at all to mix up the homemade hamburger patties then just 10 minutes, or less, in the air fryer. This dinner recipe doesn’t get any easier.

Preheat – Start by preheating your air fryer to 375 degrees F. If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheat button, then you can just let it run empty for a few minutes.

Make Hamburger Patties – Mix together the ground beef, seasoned salt, and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl. I recommend mixing with your hands so you don’t overmix which can lead to a tough patty. Divide up the meat mixture into four round patties. You can use the back of a spoon to press down in the center of each patty to make an indent.

hamburger patties in air fryer

Air Fry – Add the patties to the preheated air fryer and air fry at 375 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until they reach the desired temperature.

cooked hamburgers in air fryer basket

Add Cheese (optional) – If you want to make cheeseburgers, you can just top your patties with cheese slices then close the air fryer. No need to turn it on. The residual heat will melt the cheese in just a couple of minutes.

Enjoy – Place the burgers in hamburger buns and top with your favorite toppings or condiments.

Favorite Hamburger Toppings

  • The Standard: Classic crowd pleasing toppings like romaine lettuce, fresh tomato, onion slices, and pickles are always a good idea.
  • Condiments: You can’t go wrong with having lots of condiment options! Ketchup, mayo, mustard, and even BBQ sauce are great choices.
  • Surprise Additions: BBQ sauce, blue cheese, fried onion strips, fried egg, chili.
air fryer hamburger on hamburger buns.

Make Ahead Tips

You can form the patties in advance and either refrigerate or freeze to cook later. If you want to refrigerate them, make sure to cover with plastic wrap and air fry within 24 hours. For longer storage, you can individually wrap the patties in plastic wrap, place in a freezer bag, and freeze for up to 6 months. You can even air fry the patties from frozen – see the FAQs below! 

Tips

  • Meat Thermometer – For best results, I recommend using a meat thermometer to tell when your patties are cooked. This lets you check the temp instead of having to cut them open to check the color. The internal temp for burgers and other ground beef recipes is 165 degree F.
  • Press Down the Center – Making an indent in the burgers helps prevent them from shrinking and keeps their flat shape. The indent also collects the juices and allows them to soak back into the burger before serving.

FAQs

Can you cook frozen hamburger patties in the air fryer? 

Yes, you can cook frozen hamburger patties in the air fryer! This is a great option for those nights when you forget to thaw some meat from the freezer. Just add your frozen patties to the air fryer (don’t overcrowd) and air fry at 375 degrees F. The cook time will be longer than fresh patties – about 15 minutes, but check the temperature to know when they are done.

What temperature should burgers be cooked to?

The temperature of the burger depends on your doneness preference. Here are the different temperatures:
130-135 – Medium Rare
140-145 – Medium
150-155 – Medium Done
160-165 – Well Done

Do you need to flip burgers in the air fryer?

Nope. The air circulates really well in an air fryer unit, so the burgers will cook evenly all the way around.

Do you need to preheat the air fryer?

Only if your unit calls for it, so check your manual to see.

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Air Fryer Hamburgers

Air Fryer Hamburgers are juicy and so easy to make with just 3 ingredients. Homemade hamburgers in the air fryer are a super fast dinner any night!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American Classic
Servings 4
Calories 365kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound ground beef Lean
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • desired toppings (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the ground beef, seasoned salt and worchestire sauce.
  • Divide the meat into four sections and form round patties.
  • Use the back of a spoon to press down in the center of each patty.
  • Cook for 8-10 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches:
    130-135 (Medium Rare)
    140-145 (Medium)
    150-155 (Medium Done)
    160-165 (Well Done)
  • If using cheese, place cheese slices on the meat, and close the unit for a few minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  • Place burgers on the bun along with desired toppings and serve.

Notes

You can form the patties in advance and either refrigerate or freeze to cook later. If you want to refrigerate them, make sure to cover with plastic wrap and air fry within 24 hours. For longer storage, you can individually wrap the patties in plastic wrap, place in a freezer bag, and freeze for up to 6 months. 
You can also cook frozen hamburger patties in the air fryer! Just add your frozen patties to the air fryer (don’t overcrowd) and air fry at 375 degrees F. The cook time will be longer than fresh patties – about 15 minutes, but check the temperature to know when they are done.
 
 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 365kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 25gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 886mgPotassium: 401mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 93mgIron: 4mg
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Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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