Air Fryer Burger Recipe

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American


These air fryer burgers are easy to make, super quick, juicy, and cleanup is a breeze.


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  • 2 lbs. ground chuck
  • 2 tsp. seasoning salt
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 68 hamburger buns, split
  • 4 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • Your favorite burger toppings


  1. Pre-heat the air fryer to 350˚F.
  2. In a large bowl combine beef, seasoning salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper until just combined being careful not to over-mix.
  3. Divide meat mixture into 6 equal portions. (For 1/4 pound patties divide into 8 equal portions.)
  4. Shape each of the portions into a loose ball. Using your hands, flatten each ball into a disc that is slightly larger than the bun, about 4-inched in diameter. Press a dimple in the center of each of the patties with your fingers. This helps reduce shrinkage and a bulging center.
  5. Working in batches if necessary, place the patties in the air fryer basket without crowding.
  6. Set the temperature to 375˚F and cook for 4 minutes per side, or until an instant read thermometer registers 160˚F for medium.
  7. Remove patties from the air fryer basket and keep warm in a pre-heated 180˚F oven, if working in batches. Repeat until all patties are cooked.
  8. Brush the insides of the hamburger buns with butter.
  9. Place the buns in the air fryer, cut side up. The buns can be close but not overlapping. You may need to work in batches.
  10. Cook for 3 minutes. Check, and cook longer depending upon your preference of toastiness.
  11. Serve with your favorite toppings and condiments.


NOTE: The hamburger buns can also be toasted under the broiler. Arrange the prepared buns on a baking sheet with the cut sides up. Place under the broiler for about 30 seconds. Keep a watchful eye. Food under the broiler can go from beautiful, golden brown to a three-alarm food catastrophe in seconds.