If you’re like me and you don’t like the mess and hassle of cooking hamburgers on the stove top, you’ll love these Air Fryer Hamburgers. They taste delicious and there’s no greasy mess to clean up.
My family loves hamburgers, but I was often reluctant to make them at home because the grease would get all over the kitchen when I would cook the hamburgers in a skillet on the stovetop.
The Air Fryer eliminates all the hassles of making hamburgers at home.
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My family loves it when I cook hamburgers in the skillet at home but it creates such a big mess in my kitchen that I don’t make them very often.
I finally found a solution!
And I can finally cook hamburgers in the kitchen without setting off every smoke detector in the whole house.
It’s a miracle!
Key to Success #1 – Use Lean Ground Beef
When I make hamburgers, I like to use 93% lean ground beef when I’m making hamburgers at home.
I know that they say the flavor’s in the fat but I really don’t want to eat the fat.
Even with 93% lean meat, you’ll get plenty of flavor and the burgers will still be juicy without being greasy.
Just look at the photo below with the hamburger patties in the Air Fryer basket.
They are plenty juicy and they were really delicious.
Key to Success #2 – Form Even Patties for Even Cooking
I have a little trick for forming perfectly round hamburger patties and it’s this little gadget right here – a hamburger patty mold/press.
I take 1/4 pound of ground beef and press it evenly into the mold with my hand (or a piece of waxed paper).
Then I take the press and press it down to make those nice “grill” marks on the top of the burger.
Then the fun part – I slap the mold face-down onto a piece of waxed paper on the cabinet to release the perfect patty.
It works perfectly every time.
You may be thinking that 1/4 pound of beef doesn’t sound like much but since you’re using lean ground beef you don’t get as much shrinkage due to fat loss during the cooking process.
Tip! Don’t forget to season your meat on both sides!
Key to Success #3 – How do you like your burger?
For a quarter-pound burger using lean ground beef, the cook time for a well-done burger in my Air Fryer is 13 minutes.
I suggest setting the timer for 10 minutes then checking to see if the burgers are done to your liking.
It’s not absolutely necessary to flip the hamburger patties after 10 minutes, but I suggest it.
Like bacon on your burger? Check out this post.
A Cheesy Tip
After I cooked our burgers, I put a slice of cheese on top of each hamburger patty then slid the basket back into the Air Fryer for a minute to melt the cheese.
When I opened the Air Fryer again, the cheese slices had blown off the hamburger patties and into the bottom of the basket.
I’d forgotten about the powerful fan that circulates the hot air.
The trick is to turn the Air Fryer OFF then slide the basket back into the Air Fryer for a minute or two.
The Air Fryer will still be warm enough to melt the cheese but the cheese will not fly off.
Tip! Melt the cheese on your burger by sliding the basket back into the Air Fryer with the appliance turned OFF.
For more information on choosing the best Air Fryer, check out this post.
Or for more great Air Fryer Recipes, look at this list.
And did you know the Air Fryer makes the best Crispy Bacon ever?
The possibilities are endless with this thing. It never ceases to amaze me.
Save this Air Fryer Hamburgers recipe to your favorite Air Fryer Board or your Burgers board.
- 1 pound ground beef, lean
- salt & pepper, to taste
- Preheat Air Fryer on 400 degrees F for 2-3 minutes.
- Divide ground beef into 4 even portions and form into round patties. Season both sides to taste.
- Place hamburger patties in a single layer in the basket of Air Fryer.
- Cook on 400 degrees F for 10 minutes. Flip patties then cook another 2-3 minutes until fully cooked.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 261Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 173mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 32g
Nutrition Information Provided For Educational and Informational Purposes Only.
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