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air fryer hamburger with melted cheese, lettuce and tomato slices on a plate with fries
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Air Fryer Hamburgers

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!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer cheeseburgers, air fryer hamburgers, burgers in air fryer
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
preheat time 3 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 444kcal
Author Dee
Cost $5


  • 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
    ½ inch thick burger patty
  • Place patties onto air fryer tray, and make an indentation in the middle with your finger or thumb
    ground beef patties on air fryer tray
  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees, and cook for 15 minutes, turning patties over about halfway through cook time.
    flip burgers over halfway through air frying
  • Add cheese slices during the last few seconds of cooking
    melted American cheese over burgers in Instant Pot vortex plus


Check for doneness before adding cheese. Ground beef burgers are done when internal temperature reaches 160 degrees, according to a meat thermometer.
Thinner burgers require less cooking time, and more time may be needed for thicker burgers.


Calories: 444kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 697mg | Potassium: 508mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 3mg