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How to Cook Burgers in the Air Fryer


Are you craving a mouthwatering burger? Cooking burgers in the air fryer is a foolproof and fast way to satisfy your craving. In just under 15 minutes you will have a quick and juicy burger and a delicious family meal.

How to Cook Burgers in the Air Fryer

Follow our video and simple steps for the best air fried hamburgers.

1. Thaw Burgers Completely

Our all-beef patties arrive frozen and individually vacuum-sealed. Defrost by placing in the refrigerator overnight or use the quick-thaw method. Place sealed burger patties in cold water for 30 minutes or until completely defrosted.

2. Preheat Air Fryer to 375°F

Preheat your air fryer while you prepare your burger patties.

3. Season Burgers

How to Cook Burgers in the Air Fryer

Pat burgers dry with a paper towel. Lightly oil and season with coarse sea salt and pepper or Omaha Steaks Seasoning.

4. Place on Air Fryer Rack

Place raw, seasoned burgers on a single layer on the air fryer rack. Leave 1 inch between patties to allow the air to circulate and cook your burgers.

5. Cook 10-12 Minutes, Flipping Once

How to Cook Burgers in the Air Fryer

The air fryer cooking time for our 5-6 oz. Omaha Steaks Burgers is just 10-12 minutes flipping halfway through cooking time.

How Do I Know When Burgers are Done?

The USDA recommends that ground beef be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. This will give you a well-done burger with no pink in the center. For a medium-rare burger doneness, cook until internal temperature reaches 135°F, and for a medium burger cook until internal temperature reaches 140°F. Don’t forget the patties will continue to cook when removed from heat, so remove them 5° before they reach the desired doneness.

6. Rest and Serve!

Remove burgers from the air fryer and let rest for 2-3 minutes before serving. Serve with your favorite side dishes or seasoned fries for a complete meal.

How to Cook Burgers in the Air Fryer

Topping Ideas for Your Burger:

Create a DIY burger bar by arranging your family’s favorite toppings on a serving platter. Here are some easy ideas and recipes for burger toppings:

Tips for Perfect Air Fried Hamburger Patties

How do I ensure the burger is juicy?

The most important thing for ensuring a juicy burger is the meat. Omaha Steaks Burgers have the perfect 80/20 lean-to-fat ratio to keep the patties moist without much grease runoff.

Can I cook frozen burger patties in the air fryer?

Yes. You will need to add additional cooking time and monitor internal temperature for doneness.

When should I add cheese for a cheeseburger?

If you want to a cheeseburger, add the cheese to the burger during the last minute of air frying to allow it to melt.

Air Fryer Burgers

How to cook juicy hamburgers in the air fryer
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fryer Burgers
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Omaha Steaks


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  • Thaw burgers in the refrigerator overnight or use quick thaw method (thaw in a bowl of water in packaging or a sealable bag for 30 minutes or until meat is thawed).
  • Preheat air fryer to 375°F.
  • Remove burgers from the packaging and pat dry. Lightly oil and season liberally.
  • Place burgers on air fryer rack or in basket leaving 1 inch between portions.
  • Cook 10-12 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 135-140°F. Flip once.
  • Remove from the air fryer, let rest 2-3 minutes, and serve.
How to Cook Burgers in the Air Fryer

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