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)
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Salt and pepper
- Hamburger buns (I used Northern Bakehouse Gluten Free Millet Buns)
- 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:
- Fresh dill
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
Do you have an air fryer? What kind of delicious and healthy air fried meals or snacks have you been making?
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