Juicy Air Fryer Burgers

Do you own an Air Fryer yet?? (*affiliate link) I definitely recommend getting one (if not a couple air fryers) into your kitchen, stat!. This handy kitchen appliance is very easy to use and gives so many different foods that delicious crispy, fried edge that a deep fryer does… just without the deep frying! This simple recipe for a healthy air fryer burger shows just how easy it is to use the air fryer to get a delicious, juicy, tender burger with a perfect outer texture, without ever turning on the grill!

These burgers are made with extra lean ground beef but you can use any other ground protein you desire, such as ground turkey, ground chicken, or even salmon! Serve it up with a tasty side of Healthy Dill Pickle Pasta Salad.

You can turn these into air fryer cheeseburgers pretty easily. Simply add cheese (cheddar cheese or dairy free vegan cheese both work fine) after the patties are fully cooked and then close the air fryer basket for about 1 minute while the air fryer is off. this will help to get the cheese to warm up and melt a little bit. Then add toppings and enjoy the juiciest hamburgers (er, cheeseburgers, ever).

 

Air Fryer Burgers Ingredients

For this recipe I really wanted the perfectly air fried burger patty to be the star, so I kept the burger fillings relatively simple. The ingredients are common, healthy, and most of them you likely already have in your fridge and pantry. All you need to make this tasty dish is:

  • Extra lean ground beef (or another ground meat of choice)
  • Barbecue sauce (homemade BBQ sauce or your favorite store-bought brand)
  • Egg
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Salt and pepper 
  • Hamburger buns (I used Northern Bakehouse Gluten Free Millet Buns)
  • Tomatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Sprouts
  • Cheese slices (only if desired)
  • Onions (regular and/or pickled onions are great!)
  • Ketchup and Mustard

Easy 2-Minute Garlic Dill Aioli 

 

I love making simple at home aioli dips for fries or to add to sandwiches or burgers like these. While you can definitely use plain mayonnaise for this burger, this aioli takes the flavor up a notch!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Mayonnaise
  • Fresh dill
  • Garlic 

Adding this homemade aioli recipe to your burger is completely optional but it does help to turn your simple Air Fryer juicy burger and turns it into a sophisticated tasting meal. The sauce is light and tangy making it perfect for any occasion and it definitely makes a show stopping entrance to any dinner party or summer BBQ.

What temperature do you cook burgers in an Airfryer?

Whether you are making hamburger patties like these in the air fryer, or trying a chicken burger or turkey burger, you can use the same cooking temperature of 370 degrees. 

My air fryer automatically starts at 370 degrees F and the temperature can be raised or lowered, making this air fryer hamburgers recipe a little more convenient.

How long does it take to cook a hamburger in an Airfryer?

To cook fish in the air fryer it doesn’t take long at all! While the type of ground meat you use may slightly vary the cooking time, here are general recommendations for how long to let hamburgers cook:

First, I recommend preheating the air fryer for 2-3 minutes before cooking the burgers for best results!

  • Extra Lean Ground Beef: 10 minutes at 370 degrees, flipping once halfway through – internal temperature must reach 160°F
  • Ground Chicken Breast: 9-10 minutes at 370 degrees, flipping once halfway through – internal temperature must reach 165°F
  • Ground Turkey Breast: 9-10 minutes at 370 degrees, flipping once halfway through – internal temperature must reach 165°F

Use a meat thermometer to make sure that the patties are cooked properly before serving. Insert the probe into the thickest part of the patties to check. If needed, return to the air fryer and cook for an additional minute or a little more time as needed.

 

Preparing the Air Fryer Burger

 
Since getting my hands on this air fryer, my hubby and I have been air frying all kinds of things…sweet potatoes, tortilla chips, tofu, regular potatoes, chicken breast, chicken wings, fish tacos, and more. I’m super excited to create many more healthy air fryer recipes for you to enjoy!
 

Do you have an air fryer? What kind of delicious and healthy air fried meals or snacks have you been making? 

 

Try this burger with a side of Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries or Air Fried Potato Wedges!

 

Close up of Air fryer burger with sprouts, lettuce, tomatoes, ketchup and mustard

Juicy Air Fryer Burger

Yield: 4 Burgers
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Healthy air fryer burger with gluten free buns and all the healthy fixings! Perfect for a dinner any night of the week.

Ingredients

Burger Patties

  • 450g extra lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Burger Fixings

  • 4 gluten free buns (or regular burger buns if you do not need GF)
  • 1 vine tomato, sliced
  • Small bunch lettuce leaves
  • Sliced pickles or pickled red onions
  • 1/2 white onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup deli sprouts
  • 4 tablespoons ketchup
  • 4 tablespoons mustard

Dill Garlic Aioli

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped dill
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

Instructions

    1. Prepare the burger patties by combining the ground beef with the egg, spices, salt, and pepper in a bowl then form into patties.
    2. Preheat your Air Fryer for 2 minutes (follow manufacturers instructions for pre-heating.)
    3. Place the 4 patties in the air fryer basket, and indent the centre of the patties lightly with your finger (this will prevent the burger patties from puffing up during cooking) 
    4. Set the timer for 10 minutes at 370 degrees, and at the 5 minute mark carefully flip the burger patties.
    5. While the burgers are cooking, make the aioli by mixing the mayo, dill, and garlic in a small bowl, then set in the fridge to chill.
    6. Warm the buns and top with the burger patties. the burger fixings, and the dill garlic aioli.

Notes

*If you prefer larger/wider thinner burger patties, divide the beef by 3, and make three burger patties instead of four then form into 1" thick patties, and indent the center of the patty with your finger to prevent the burger patty from puffing up too much in the air fryer.

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Author: Christal Sczebel

Christal is the creator of Nutrition in the Kitch. She's a Certified Nutritional Consultant, twice published author, gluten and dairy free recipe developer, food photographer, speaker, wife, and mama. Christal loves good food, all things wellness, and loves to travel. Her wellness philosophy is centred around balance and sustainable health, life's way too short for boring diets and restriction!

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