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We’ll show you how to cook absolutely delicious, juicy air fryer burgers in just minutes. Perfect for an easy dinner.

If you’re wondering can you cook burgers in an air fryer then YES! Yes, you can and they’re juicy and so delicious!

Air frying burgers is super easy, and is there anything more delicious than a freshly cooked burger, loaded with relish and pickles stuffed into a sesame seed bun? Delicious served with our air fryer potato wedges!

The best bit about air fryer burgers is that you can enjoy a burger fresh from the grill, even when it’s pouring with rain outside!

Making Air Fryer Burgers Is A Good Thing, Here’s Why!

  • Burgers cooked in the air fryer are super juicy!
  • Depending on the size of the patties, they only take around 10 minutes to cook.
  • Air frying the burgers, reduces the cooking smells so your home won’t stink like a greasy spoon.
air fryer burger served on a seeded brioche roll with lettuce, tomato, relish and gherkins, bowl of chips to the side

Equipment Needed For Cooking Burgers In Air Fryer

  • Air Fryer – we use a Ninja Foodi Max Dual Zone Air Fryer – the 9.5 litre two drawer cooking space is BRILLIANT when you’re cooking for a family or like to cook bigger portions. And it makes cooking meat, chicken or fish and potatoes at the same time super easy!)
  • Tongs – I’d recommend you get a set of silicone tongs for air frying. They’re super handy and don’t scratch the air fryer non-stick coating.
  • Chopping board
  • Vegetable knife
  • Colander or salad spinner – for washing the lettuce
  • Tablespoon

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Ingredients For Burgers In Air Fryer

You’ll just need a handful of ingredients to make these delicious air fried burgers!

ingredients for burgers in air fryer - burger patties, lettuce, tomato slices, red onion slices, chilli cheese, burger rolls all on a white table with air fryer basket

For the burgers in air fryer

  • 4 sesame seed burger rolls
  • 1/2 iceberg lettuce – shredded
  • 2 vine tomatoes – sliced
  • 1/2 small red onion – sliced
  • 4tbsp burger relish
  • 8 gherkins

Optional burger toppings…

You can load your burgers up however you like to eat them. Optional toppings could include…. cheese, crispy bacon, hash browns, onions rings, fried eggs, pineapples, chillies, potato waffles and any sauce you like.

How To Cook Burgers In Air Fryer

Okay, you are just going to LOVE how simple it is to cook burgers in the air fryer! And how good they taste!

Step One – put the burger patties in the air fryer basket

  • Lay the burgers into the air fryer basket – space them and make sure they’re in a single layer, no overlapping.
raw burgers in an air fryer basket

Step Two – cook the burger in the air fryer

  • Put the burgers into the air fryer and cook on 180C for 6-7 minutes.
  • Then remove from the air fryer, flip them over using the tongs and put back into cook for a further 5 minutes or until cooked through properly and to your liking (see cooks note below)
cooked burger in air fryer basket

Cooks Note! When cooking burgers, larger thicker patties will take longer to cook than smaller thinner patties. You will also need to adjust cooking times and temperatures if cooking burgers from frozen, it’s always best to test the internal cooked temperature of beef burgers using a digital food thermometer.

Step Three – serve

  • Split open the burger rolls, load on the shredded lettuce, tomato and onions. Top with a freshly cooked burger.
  • Dollop on the relish, slap on the gherkins and tuck in! These are far too good to wait!

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cooked air fryer burgers on a plate ready to make up burger rolls

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Do Burger Night Your Way!

You can load these air fryer burgers up any way you like, we’ve popped some ideas below for you to eat your way through!

Make cheeseburgers

If you fancy loading on the cheese – then chilli tex-mex style cheese, Jarlsberg work well melted onto burgers. We also love Cheddar and crumbled blue cheese. Just choose your favourite!

Gluten free

Just be sure to use gluten free burgers, gluten free bread rolls and check the toppings before you add them.

Add some spice

If you like your burgers spicy, add some chillies to the patties before air frying them.

Veggie burgers

Skip the meat altogether and grill up a plant based burger feast!

Burger toppings

We’ve got loads of burger toppings for you to try here – from our BLT and Italian to our Blue Cheese and Bacon and delicious Greek burger.

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Air Fried Burger Tips

How long does it take to cook burgers in an air fryer?

Okay, so this varies depending on the size and thickness of you beef burger patties. Aim to cook them for around 10-12 minutes, flipping half way and then check if they’re done to your liking and heated through properly.

Thicker, larger patties will take longer, and thinner burgers less time. Add additional cooking time for frozen burgers too.

Can you cook raw burgers in the air fryer?

Yes, raw, fresh, homemade or frozen can all be cooked in the air fryer. And air frying makes them super juicy! So it’s a great way to cook a burger.

Can you put tin foil in an air fryer?

We cook in tin foil in the air fryer all the time. And if cooking something greasy like a cheeseburger, then I do line the basket underneath the grill with a sheet of tin foil so that it’s easier to clean up.

Should you flip burgers in an air fryer?

We flip them half way through cooking, just to be sure they cook evenly. Plus if you have an air fryer with the ridged grill, flipping them will just make sure you get charred lines on each side of the burger.

What temperature should burgers be when cooked?

Beef burgers should always be thoroughly cooked all the way through, reaching a temperature of 72⁰C for 2 minutes or equivalent in the middle of the burger. The easiest way to test this is with a food thermometer.

Keep your air fryer sparkling clean – follow our how to clean the air fryer guide here!

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cooked burger in air fryer basket

Burgers In Air Fryer

Yield: Makes 4 Burgers
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

Air frying burgers is an easy way to get freshly grilled burgers whatever the weather!

Ingredients

  • 4 beef burgers
  • 4 sesame seed burger rolls
  • 1/2 iceberg lettuce - shredded
  • 2 vine tomatoes - sliced
  • 1/2 small red onion - sliced
  • 4 tbsp burger relish
  • 8 gherkins

Instructions

  1. Lay the burgers into the air fryer basket – space them and make sure they’re in a single layer, no overlapping.
  2. Put the burgers into the air fryer and cook on 180C for 6-7 minutes.
  3. Then remove from the air fryer, flip them over using the tongs and put back into cook for a further 5 minutes or until cooked through properly and to your liking (see cooks note below)
  4. Split open the burger rolls, load on the shredded lettuce, tomato and onions. Top with a freshly cooked burger.
  5. Dollop on the relish, slap on the gherkins and tuck in! These are far too good to wait!

Notes

Cooks Note! When cooking burgers, larger thicker patties will take longer to cook than smaller thinner patties. You will also need to adjust cooking times and temperatures if cooking burgers from frozen.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 769Total Fat: 43gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 790mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 6gSugar: 12gProtein: 48g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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