You can cook whole frozen hamburger patties in your air fryer! This recipe for Air Fryer Frozen Hamburgers is the perfect easy dinner recipe. In less than 20 minutes, you can have juicy, perfectly cooked burgers.

A air fryer hamburger with onion and tomato

Frozen hamburgers taste great in the air fryer and cook in just about 15 minutes.

The best part is you don’t have to deal with a greasy mess on your cooktop and you get a juicy evenly cooked burger every single time. It also means you don’t need to have fresh ground beef on hand.

Keep hamburger patties and buns in the freezer and you will always be minutes away from a delicious burger. I hope your family loves these air fryer burgers as much as mine does!

Why You Need This Recipe

  • You can have perfectly cooked hamburgers in a short amount of time. Low maintenance recipes are absolutely the best.
  • Pan-fried hamburgers tend to spit grease everywhere. When you cook them in the air fryer all the mess stays in the air fryer.
  • Hamburgers are totally customizable. You can add any type of cheese once it comes out for a cheeseburger or you can get creative with the toppings. Add sliced avocado, pineapple, bacon, buffalo sauce, pesto, fried eggs, pickled red onions, grilled peppers, sun dried tomatoes, or mushrooms.
frozen hamburger patties

Key Ingredients

Frozen hamburger patties don’t even need to be thawed before going into the air fryer. Buy your favorite brand or make your own and freeze. For paleo and sustainable diets, choose 100% grass-fed patties.

Recipe Steps

Step One

Place the frozen hamburger patties inside your air fryer basket without overlapping. For most air fryers, this will be around 2 to 3 patties, but that can vary depending on the size of the air fryer basket and the size of the frozen burger.

frozen hamburgers in an air fryer

Step Two

Set the temperature to 375°F for 7 minutes.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

cooked hamburgers in an air fryer

Step Three

At the 7 minute mark, open the air fryer basket drawer and use a spatula to gently flip the burger over.

Cook the patties for an additional 6-7 minutes, or until they are cooked through. Serve immediately with your choice of bun, lettuce wrap, a slice of cheese, or French fries (I highly recommend these Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries).

A hamburger with onion and tomato

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • The nutrition information does not include a bun or any condiments. And, nutritional information can change depending on which brand of burger you use. Please refer to the actual burger package for more accurate nutrition information.
  • Some air fryer models needs to be preheated. Refer to your owner’s manual of your particular model to see if you need to preheat it before using.
  • To make this recipe low carb serve inside a lettuce wrap instead of a bun.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in a sealed container.
  • To ensure that your burger is cooked through, you can use a meat thermometer to make sure that the meat has reached a minimum of 160 degrees F.
photo with cooked burgers, buns, and toppings ready to be assembled

FAQs

Are air fryer frozen hamburgers gluten-free?

Always check the labels and ingredients list on the frozen patties you purchase. The ingredients should only be beef but some have added flavors or ingredients.

Can I make air fryer hamburgers from defrosted beef?

Yes, absolutely! Here’s my recipe for regular Air Fryer Hamburgers.

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air fryer hamburger

Air Fryer Frozen Hamburgers


  • Author: Carolyn T
  • Total Time: 19 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free
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Description

You can cook whole frozen hamburger patties in your air fryer! This recipe for Air Fryer Frozen Hamburgers is the perfect easy dinner recipe. In less than 20 minutes, you can have juicy, perfectly cooked burgers.


Ingredients

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  • 2 frozen hamburger patties

Instructions

  1. Place the frozen hamburger patties inside your airfryer basket without overlapping. For most air fryers, this will be 2-3 patties.
  2. Set the temperature to 375°F for 7 minutes.
  3. Open the air fryer basket drawer and use a spatula to gently flip the patties over. Cook the patties for an additional 6-7 minutes, or until they are cooked through.
  4. Serve hot.

Notes

  1. The nutrition information does not include a bun or any condiments. And, nutritional information can change depending on which brand of burger you use. Please refer to the actual burger package for more accurate information.
  2. Some air fryer models needs to be preheated. Please refer to the owner’s manual of your particular model to see if you need to preheat it before using.
  3. To ensure that your burger is cooked through, you can use a meat thermometer to make sure that the meat has reached a minimum of 160 degrees F.
  4. To make this recipe low carb serve inside a lettuce wrap instead of a bun.
  5. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in a sealed container.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 14 minutes
  • Category: Main dish
  • Method: Air fryer
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: air fried frozen hamburger patties, frozen meat in air fryer

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