This easy and delicious Air Fryer Hamburger recipe is perfect for a quick and easy dinner. This recipe is super fast and is full of flavor. Serve your burgers with all the fixings for a meal everyone loves.

hamburger served with bacon, pickles, lettuce, cheese, onion, and tomato

I don’t know about you, but I’m too lazy to get the grill out on most nights. I much prefer to do the cooking in my kitchen where it’s temperature-controlled and comfortable.

It turns out, the air-fryer is perfect for making hamburgers that even have grill marks. This method is my new favorite way for cooking burgers.

This Air Fryer Burger recipe is:

  • easy to make,
  • gluten-free and dairy-free depending on what type of bun you use and whether or not you serve it with cheese,
  • and only takes 16 minutes cooking time.

I hope you’ll agree that on a hot evening, this air fryer version method for cooking hamburgers is the best way! I hope your family loves these juicy burgers as much as mine does.

Let me show you exactly how to make them.

two hamburgers served on a platter

Recipe Steps

Step One

The first step to making Air Fryer Hamburgers is to gather up your ingredients. I like to use grass-fed, grass-finished ground beef whenever I make burgers. But, you can use whatever type of ground meat you like.

If you want to use poultry, then don’t miss my Air Fryer Turkey Burgers recipe.

Since grass-fed meat tends to be more expensive than feedlot meat, I usually buy it online or from a local farmer. I have an extra freezer in my garage for my bulk orders. Just a tip!

hamburger ingredients

Step Two

Next, make the burger patties by mixing the ground beef, mustard, ketchup and one egg in a bowl, and then using your hands to form the patties. One pound of ground meat can make 4 normal size burgers, or 6 sliders.

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

hamburger patties ready to be cooked in air fryer basket

Step Three

Then, just set the cooking time to 360 degrees and let the burgers cook for 16 minutes. I sometimes flip them once during the cooking time, but it’s not an absolute necessity since the air-fryer does an excellent job of circulating the hot air.

cooked burgers in an air fryer

Step Four

Serve your burgers hot, on a bun or a salad, with your favorite toppings.

These Air Fryer Burgers go great with Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries or my Healthy Baked French Fries!

Expert Tips

  • Add about 1/2 cup of water to the bottom of your air fryer to keep it from smoking when the excess oil from the meat drips to the bottom.
  • Let the burgers rest for about 5 minutes after cooking before serving. This helps keep all the juices inside and keeps the burgers from drying out.
  • Feel free to get creative with how you serve your air fryer burger. Instead of a bun, I often serve my burgers on top of a Romaine Salad with Simple Vinaigrette.
  • Look for gluten-free buns in the freezer aisle of your local health food store or grocery store.

FAQs

What leanness of beef do you recommend?

It’s up to you. The farm where I buy my meat sells 90% lean beef. You can also use 85% lean meat for a super juicy burger.

What do you serve on top of a hamburger?

It’s traditional to serve a burger on a sliced and toasted bun with ketchup, mustard, pickles, lettuce, sliced tomato, cheese (use dairy-free cheese if you’re on a dairy-free diet), and sometimes bacon. You can use any, all, or none of these toppings on your burger as it is really just personal preference.

In the United States, we often serve our burgers with a buffet of choices to allow everyone to pick their own toppings.

two hamburgers on buns ready to eat

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air fryer hamburger on bun with lettuce

Best Air Fryer Hamburgers


Description

This easy and delicious Air Fryer Hamburger recipe is perfect for a quick and easy dinner. This recipe is super fast and is full of flavor. Serve your burgers with all the fixings for a meal everyone loves.


Ingredients

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  • 1 pound grass-fed ground beef (85% to 90% lean)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • ½ cup water

Instructions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, egg, ketchup, and mustard. Use your hands to stir together and then form four patties.
  2. Place the patties on the tray of an air-fryer.
  3. Pour the water into the bottom of the basket.
  4. Cook the burgers at 360°F for 16 minutes, or until the tops of the burgers have browned and the burgers are cooked to a medium doneness (you can check the internal temperature with a meat thermometer so it reads at least 165 degrees F). 
  5. Use tongs or a spatula to remove the hamburgers to a plate. Let the burgers rest for five minutes before serving.

Notes

  1. It’s traditional to serve a burger on a sliced and toasted bun with ketchup, mustard, pickles, lettuce, sliced tomato, cheese (use dairy-free cheese if you’re on a dairy-free diet), and sometimes bacon. You can use any, all, or none of these toppings on your burger as it is really just personal preference. In the United States, we often serve our burgers with a buffet of choices to allow everyone to pick their own toppings.
  2. Store any leftovers in a tightly-sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat before serving.
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: how to cook burgers in an air fryer, gluten free hamburgers, air fried burgers

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