These air fryer burgers are easy to make, super quick, juicy, and cleanup is a breeze.
- 6 – 8 hamburger buns, split
- 4 Tbsp. butter, melted
- 2 lbs. ground chuck
- 2 tsp. seasoning salt
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- Brush both inside of the hamburger buns with butter.
- Pre-heat the air fryer to 350˚F. (Refer to your owner’s manual to determine the recommended amount of time to preheat. My Power Fryer XL manual recommends 2 -3 minutes to preheat.)
- 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.
- Cook for 3 minutes. Check, and cook longer depending upon your preference of tastiness.
- Keep warm in a pre-heated 180˚F oven.
- In a large bowl combine beef, seasoning salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper until just combined being careful not to over-mix.
- Divide meat mixture into 6 equal portions. (For 1/4 pound patties divide into 8 equal portions.)
- 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.
- Working in batches if necessary, place the patties in the air fryer basket without crowding.
- Set the temperature to 375˚F and cook for 4 minutes per side, or until an instant read thermometer registers 160˚F for medium.
- 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.
- 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.