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Frozen Burgers in the Air Fryer

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Making frozen ground beef burgers in air fryer is not only simple and easy, it’s a great way to make mealtime quick too! It takes only 10 minutes of cook time to cook the frozen patties from frozen.

A hamburger with cheese, lettuce, and pickles that was cooked in an air fryer.

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Why I Love this Recipe

Air fryer burgers have become my boys’ latest obsession instead of fast food. The air fryer makes it easy for them to make a healthy meal in no time. Did I also mention that you don’t need to thaw air fryer burgers? Yes, cook the frozen burger patties straight from the freezer.

Why Make A Frozen Burger In Air Fryer?

Air fryer frozen burgers are simple and easy to make. They are also quick and convenient. Plus, you don’t need to thaw the burgers before cooking them!

What Air Fryer to Use?

I recommend using a 6-quart air fryer or larger for this recipe. If you have a 3.5-quart air fryer, cook the burgers in batches. No specific air fryer is necessary.

Best Tips For Air Fryer Frozen Hamburgers:

  • Do not overcrowd the air fryer basket. If you have a small air fryer, cook the burgers in batches using a single layer.
  • Use a meat thermometer to check if the burgers are cooked through. The internal temperature should be at least 160 degrees F.
  • For extra flavor, brush the burgers with BBQ sauce or your favorite seasoning before cooking.
Toppings for hamburgers cooked in an air fryer.
  • If you want to add cheese to your burgers, do it during the last minute of cooking.
  • Serve the burgers on warm burger buns and top with your favorite toppings.
A package of frozen hamburgers.

Ingredients

*Ingredient amounts are located in the recipe card at the end of this post.

Frozen Beef Hamburger Patties: Use any brand and fat content you’d like.

Optional Ingredients: Olive Oil Spray, Salt and Pepper

Hamburger Buns: I like to use potato or brioche buns.

Hamburger Toppings: Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Cheese, Hamburger/Fry Sauce, Ketchup, Mustard, Pickles, etc.

Instructions

[1] Preheat air fryer to 375 degrees F.

[2] Drizzle olive oil over frozen burgers. Season with salt and pepper.

[3] Place beef burgers in the air fryer basket, making sure they are not touching.

Frozen burgers in the basket of an air fryer.

[4] Cooking time is 14 minutes, flipping burgers halfway through.

A spatula flipping an frozen burger in the air fryer.

[5] Serve your juicy burger on warm burger buns, topped with lettuce, sliced onion, tomatoes, and condiments like ketchup and mayonnaise. Have some French fries or your favorite side dish on the side. Enjoy!

A frozen burger cooked in an air fryer on a bun topped with cheese.

Extras to make the hamburger air fryer meal even better:

  • Add a slice of cheese to the burgers during the last minute of cooking.
  • Grill some mushrooms and onions to top your burgers.
  • Make homemade burger sauce by mixing ketchup, mayonnaise, relish, and mustard.
A hamburger with cheese, lettuce, and pickles that was cooked in an air fryer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Cook Frozen Hamburgers In Air Fryer?

Yes, you can! Cook the frozen burger patties in the air fryer for 10 minutes, flipping them halfway through. The burgers will be cooked through and delicious!

Can You Put Raw Hamburger Patties In Air Fryer?

Yes, you can cook raw hamburger patties in the air fryer. Cook them for 10 minutes, flipping them halfway through. The burgers will be cooked through and delicious!

A stack of frozen hamburger patties.

Should You Flip Hamburgers In Air Fryer?

Yes, you should flip the hamburgers in air fryer. This will ensure that they are cooked evenly on both sides.

What Temperature Should Air Fryer Be For Hamburgers?

The air fryer should be set to 375 degrees F for this recipe. This will ensure that the burgers are cooked through and delicious!

How Long Do You Cook Hamburgers In Air Fryer?

Cook the hamburgers in air fryer for 10 minutes, flipping them halfway through. The meat will be cooked through and you will have delicious burger!

A hamburger with cheese, lettuce, and pickles that was cooked in an air fryer.

How Long To Cook Air Fryer Frozen Hamburgers?

It takes only 14 minutes to cook frozen hamburgers in air fryer. This is a quick and easy meal that the whole family will enjoy!

Do You Need To Thaw Frozen Hamburger Patties Before Air frying?

No, you don’t need to thaw the frozen hamburger patties before air frying. You can cook them straight from the freezer!

How Do I Know When My Air Fryer Frozen Hamburgers Are Done?

The best way to know if your air fryer frozen burgers are done is to use a meat thermometer. The internal temperature should be at least 160 degrees F for best results.

Three frozen hamburger patties in an air fryer basket.

Why Does My Air Fryer Smoke And How To Prevent That?

If your air fryer is smoking, it is probably because the food is too close to the heating element. Make sure that the food is not touching the sides of the air fryer or the heating element.

If you have a small air fryer, cook the food in batches. Another reason why your air fryer might be smoking is because the air fryer is too hot. If this is the case, turn off the air fryer and let it cool down for a few minutes before starting again.

A hamburger with cheese, lettuce, and pickles that was cooked in an air fryer.

Are Air Fryer Burgers Keto Friendly?

Yes, air fryer burgers are keto. This recipe is low carb and keto friendly.

How To Store and Reheat:

Store the air fryer frozen hamburgers in a resealable bag or air tight container in the freezer. When you are ready to eat them, reheat them in the air fryer for a few minutes.

More Air Fryer Recipes You Might Enjoy:

Why Make A Frozen Burger In Air Fryer?

Air fryer frozen burgers are simple and easy to make. They are also quick and convenient. Plus, you don’t need to thaw the burgers before cooking them!

A hamburger with cheese, lettuce, and pickles that was cooked in an air fryer.

Frozen Burgers in the Air Fryer

Yield: 4 Hamburgers
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Making frozen ground beef burgers in air fryer is not only simple and easy, it's a great way to make mealtime quick too! It takes only 10 minutes of cook time to cook the frozen patties from frozen.

Ingredients

  • 4 Frozen Beef Hamburger Patties
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil Spray
  • 4 Hamburger Buns
  • Salt and Black Pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F.
  2. Drizzle olive oil over frozen burgers. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Place beef burgers in the air fryer basket, making sure they are not touching.
  4. Cooking time is 10 minutes, flipping burgers halfway through.
  5. Serve your juicy burger on warm burger buns, topped with lettuce, sliced onion, tomatoes, and condiments like ketchup and mayonnaise. Have some French fries or your favorite side dish on the side. Enjoy!

Notes

Do not overcrowd the air fryer basket. If you have a small air fryer, cook the burgers in batches.- Use a meat thermometer to check if the burgers are cooked through. The internal temperature should be at least 160 degrees F.- For extra flavor, brush the burgers with BBQ sauce or your favorite seasoning before cooking.- If you want to add cheese to your burgers, do it during the last minute of cooking.- Serve the burgers on warm burger buns and top with your favorite toppings.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 356Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 443mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 26g

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