This easy recipe for Air Fryer Hamburgers makes the juiciest burgers in no time!

Quick and easy air fryer burgers bring the taste of fresh burger patties to the table in minutes flat. Lean ground beef is lightly seasoned with Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Add a bit of bbq sauce (optional) to make the best homemade burgers ever!

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Air Fryer Hamburgers

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Best Juicy Air Fryer Hamburgers

  • Why wait for bbq weather when the air fryer makes burgers fast and easy with minimal clean-up.
  • Browned on the outside and super juicy and flavorful on the inside, using the air fryer to make burgers is a cinch. Make pre-made burgers and reheat just before serving!
  • No matter the weather, this recipe delivers signature patties that are just right for the main dish or appetizer sliders. Serve them on toasted buns with a platter of lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions, and your favorite condiments.

Serve these up with some air fryer onion rings or some tangy dill pickle chips.

ingredients assembled to make hamburger patties

Ingredients & Variations

GROUND BEEF: Lean ground beef is generally 90 to 95% lean which means the patties won’t shrink as much from fat melting off but they’ll still stay juicy. Combine ground turkey or pork with beef for the same results. Add one tablespoon of grated onion or shredded zucchini or carrots for flavor and to sneak some veggies in for the kids!

SEASONINGS: Worcestershire sauce adds an ‘umami’ flavor to burgers making them savory and a little bit tangy. Other seasonings or DIY blends can be added to the beef mixture, too. Try this tasty homemade hamburger seasoning!

uncooked hamburger patties in an air fryer tray

How Long to Cook Hamburgers in Air Fryer

Dinner couldn’t be simpler with the air fryer on hand!

  1. Prepare and cook patties for 5 minutes.
  2. Flip and cook (per recipe below), or until burgers reach an internal temp of 160°F.

For extra flavor, brush the burgers with your favorite bbq sauce before cooking. Top with air fryer mushrooms.

cooked hamburger patties in an air fryer tray

Tips & Tricks

  • Avoid packing burger patties too tightly. Air needs to circulate through the patties as they cook so they stay juicy and tender.
  • For sliders, reduce the cooking time to about 2 – 4 minutes. Feel free to check them during cooking and use this handy chart for regular burgers and sliders:
    • Rare: 120°F to 125°F
    • Medium Rare: 130°F to 135°F
    • Medium Well: 150°F to 155°F
    • Well Done: 160°F to 165°F
  • Frozen raw patties or sliders can be cooked the same way, simply add extra minutes to the cooking time.
  • Shredded cheese or slices of cheese can be added during the last 1 minute of cooking time.
  • Keep leftover air fryer burgers in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Freeze them in zippered bags for up to 8 weeks.
  • Reheat leftovers in the air fryer from fresh or frozen.

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Air Fryer Hamburgers

This air fryer hamburger recipe makes quick and flavorful burgers.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 ½ pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup barbecue sauce optional

For Serving

  • 4 hamburger buns
  • lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions


  • Preheat air fryer to 400°F.
  • Combine beef, Worcestershire sauce, and salt and pepper. Gently mix to combine.
  • Divide the mixture into four ½" thick patties and place in the air fryer in a single layer. Use your thumb to place a small indent in the middle of the burger patty.
  • Brush the burgers with the barbecue sauce, if using.
  • Cook 5 minutes, flip burgers, and cook an additional 4-6 minutes or until the burgers reach 160°F.


  • When mixing burgers, mix gently.
  • 1 tablespoon of grated onion can be added to the beef mixture for extra flavor.
  • Air fryers can vary, check the burgers early to ensure they don't overcook.
  • Cheese can be added during the last 1 minute of cooking time.
  • Nutrition information is for the burger with bbq sauce only and does not include the hamburger bun or toppings.
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Nutrition Information

Serving: 1patty | Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 352mg | Potassium: 664mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 43IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American

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    1. Hi Rick, you will find the full recipe at the bottom of the post. But 400°F for 5 mins, flip them cook for an additional 4-6 or until burgers reach an internal temp of 160°F

  1. Just bought the Vortex 6 qt. Yes, disappointed there is no quick reference cookbook . I’ve been on several sites looking for info. What a waste of time. This is not my first airfryer, but still would like the quick reference. I think I may take this back.

    1. Sorry to hear that, Debbie. We aren’t connected to Vortex but hopefully, you can find some recipes that you enjoy here. But most our recipes will work in any Air Fryer you choose to purchase. Hope that helps!

  2. Do these recipes also apply to the Vortex 6. It only has a basket so not sure when it says middle rack if these recipes apply to those with basket.

  3. I am very disappointed that there is no recipe book with my air fryer and these recipes on this website does not show how to cook pork chops

    1. I went by the settings for the lamb chops she the second diagram next to the french fries . I had to cook them a little more because my pork chops were so thick but they were so juicy and you know it is very hard to have juicy pork chops when you bake them. I did have to rotate the top ones to the bottom and vice a versa because the ones on the bottom were cooking faster . They were divine