Air Fryer Hamburgers are flavorful, juicy and ready to eat in just 15 minutes! Make the best burgers in your air fryer with this quick and easy recipe!
If it's too hot to grill or you don't have a BBQ, these air fryer burgers are the way to go! This is definitely one of our favorite air fryer recipes, and it's perfect when you want a quick and easy dinner!
There's nothing better than a thick, juicy burger fresh off the grill, right? But grilling isn't always an option.
As much as I love making Instant Pot Hamburgers, it's even easier to make them in the air fryer. I use my Instant Omni Plus and the Vortex Plus, and they're perfect every time.
How to Cook Burgers in the Air Fryer Oven
We keep the seasoning pretty simple to let the beef flavor shine here. I also add a secret ingredient to make these burgers extra juicy -- water. Try it -- works every time!
First, you season the ground beef and add the water. Then, form the beef into patties, about ½ inch thick.
Next, press your thumb into the center of the patty to make a small indentation. This will keep the patties from shrinking up too much.
How Long to Cook the Burgers
Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees. When it's hot enough, place the tray into your air fryer.
Set the time for 15 minutes. Flip the burgers over about halfway through the cooking time so that they cook and brown evenly.
When to Add Cheese
If you want to make cheeseburgers in your air fryer, add the cheese during the last few seconds. It melts super fast!
I recommend using your favorite sliced cheese here. Shredded cheese is fine, but it can get messy. American, Colby, Monterey Jack or sliced cheddar are all good.
For safety, I cook hamburgers until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees. 15 minutes is all it takes here.
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Air Fryer Hamburger Recipe
Air Fryer Hamburgers
- 1.5 pounds ground beef
- 2 teaspoons dried minced onions
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon water
- sliced cheese optional
- Mix the dried onions, sea salt, garlic powder, pepper and water into the ground beef, and form into 4 patties, approximately ½ inches thick
- Place patties onto air fryer tray, and make an indentation in the middle with your finger or thumb
- Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees, and cook for 15 minutes, turning patties over about halfway through cook time.
- Add cheese slices during the last few seconds of cooking