Air Fryer Cheeseburgers are a quick and easy way to enjoy this classic meal without firing up the grill. These juicy homemade burgers are ready in just 15 minutes!
Cheeseburgers in an Air Fryer
Air fryer cheeseburgers are not only possible, but they are pretty darn good too. I know it sounds a little strange, but making cheeseburgers in an air fryer is actually quite easy and convenient. Serve them alongside some Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries and you will have a complete and delicious meal all from one small kitchen appliance!
Making Air Fryer Burgers
With air fryers, keep in mind how you load up the ingredients makes all the difference in the world. As long as you can get nice hot air blowing around the ingredients, everything cooks evenly. So the number of burgers you can make depends on the size of your air fryer.
We kept with classic cheddar on these easy burgers, but feel free to switch it up and add some Havarti, Bleu Cheese or any other cheese you love on your burgers.
The Benefits Of Cooking Burgers In An Air Fryer
Cooking with an air fryer is actually a great way to cook cheeseburgers. While the grill might give you the grill marks, it can also easily dry out your burgers if you aren’t paying close attention. Not to mention, that involves preheating and going outside.
With an air fryer, it is much easier to keep the juiciness of the burger, while still getting a nice sear on the exterior. The temperature in an air fryer is very easy to control compared to a grill. So getting the perfect level of doneness comes just a bit easier with the air fryer.
Draining the excess fats offers a health advantage over other burger cooking methods like pan frying.
Then, the ease of cleaning an air fryer always makes a big difference too!
What Sized Burgers Work Best In Air Fryers?
Since cooking air fryer cheeseburgers always depends partly on the portion size, shaping the burgers is crucial to consistent patties. I recommend making the burgers only about 1/2 an inch thick.
Can you do big fat and thick burgers in an air fryer? Sure. But the 1/2″ inch burgers I think work best for a few reasons.
The burgers cook within minutes. Searing the outside quickly but keeping them nice and juicy on the inside is a cinch. You don’t have to worry about breaking the burgers flipping them either. The virtue of cooking with hot air convection means all sides are cooking evenly. No flipping is actually necessary.
More burger inspired recipes to check out
If you love a good juicy burger as much as we do in this house, then be sure to check out some of these delicious spins on a classic cheesburger! Any of these burgers can be prepared in the Air Fryer for a quick and easy recipe that won’t heat up your house.
- Smoked Cheese Curd Burger
- Grilled Pineapple And Guacamole Burgers
- Chicken Fajita Burger with Chipotle Mayo
- Juicy Lucy
- 1 pound 80/20 ground beef
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire or steak sauce
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 4 slices cheddar cheese
- Hamburger buns
- Red Onion
- Preheat your air fryer for 5 minutes at 400F.
- In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix them lightly, making sure not to pack the beef together too tightly.
- Divide the beef mixture into four patties. Press the patties down until they are no thicker than ½”.
- Place the burgers in the preheated air fryer basket and cook them for 6-8 minutes, or until they reach an internal temperature of 155°F.
- Place one slice of cheese over each burger and cook for one additional minute and they should reach an internal temperature of 160°F to be food safe.
- Garnish with your desired toppings and enjoy!
Store any leftover cheeseburgers in the fridge for up to two days.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 250Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 689mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 16g
Provided nutrition data is only an estimate. If you are tracking these nutrients for medical purposes, please consult an outside, trusted source.