In this post you will learn how to make juicy hamburgers in your air fryer from frozen or fresh beef or turkey patties. Made in little time, this recipe is very easy and will pair perfectly well with air fryer fries. Best recipe that will work in your Power, Nuwave, Ninja and any other air fryer!
Cooking burgers in the air fryer is a very quick and easy process that doesn’t require any experience really. In this post you will learn how to air fry burgers ( beef or turkey patties), or as some people call them hamburger steaks.
Can you freeze your hamburgers for later?
This recipe makes 4 patties and you can totally freeze them for later. If you will double the recipe you will get 8 nice patties that you will need to line with pieces of parchment paper so they don’t stick together when frozen. Cook them for 4 minutes longer then regular fresh burgers.
1 lb ground beef chuck you can also use lean ground beef but i don’t recommend
1 teaspoon salt adjust to taste
freshly ground pepper
4 slices cheddar cheese could be used American cheese
4 hamburger buns
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix ground chuck with salt and pepper in a bowl. Form patties ( i made 4) and place them in the Air fryer. My air fryer could fit only 2 at a time.
Cook for 6 minutes, flip and cook for another 6 . 1 minute before patties are done, place cheese on each patty. When cheese is melted, remove patties from the air fryer.
Place burger buns into the air fryer basket and crisp them for 1 minute.
Build your burger the way you want. I used mayo, ketchup, lettuce, tomato and onion.
Repeat all the same with the second batch.
If cooking from frozen patties, add 4-5 minutes to the cooking time.
I recommend cooking with ground chuck so burgers will be juicy and fatty. You totally can use lean beef but watch your burgers closely, if you overcook them they will be dry.