These air fryer frozen burgers are the easiest way to have a juicy, delicious burger, straight from a frozen patty. No need to thaw anything, just place these in your air fryer basket and you’re good to go!
Why make frozen burgers in an air fryer:
The most fuss free way to prepare burgers in my opinion, an air fryer cooks them straight from frozen into juicy and delicious burgers.
You don’t need to heat up a grill or a griddle, just preheat the air fryer for a few minutes with the twist of a dial.
Two burger patties at a time fit in this, which is usually exactly what I need when making burgers for my kids.
How to make air fryer frozen burgers:
There’s nothing to it. Burgers have a high fat content, so you don’t need to grease the air fryer basket or spray the burgers with any oil.
Just turn on the air fryer, if you have time, heat it for a few minutes before adding the frozen burger patties. Place the patties side by side, trying not to overlap. Cook for 10 minutes, then flip and cook for another 5-10 minutes, depending on how well done you like your burgers and how thick the patties are.
If you like your burger with cheese, add a slice of cheese on top of the patty during the last minute of cooking, you’ll get the perfect melted slice of cheese on top.
Once I remove the patties from the air fryer basket, I like to spread a little butter on the buns, and toast them in the air fryer for a couple minutes. Ultimate!
What temperature to cook air fryer burgers at:
You’ll see some recipes calling for 350 F, and some for 390-400F. I go for the middle ground, heat the air fryer to 375, and the burgers come out juicy and delicious.
What to top burgers with:
I love topping burgers with these crispy air fryer onions. Lettuce, tomatoes and pickles are classic toppings and I also love sautéed mushrooms.
I added a couple of roasted garlic cloves (also made in the air fryer!) to some mayo, and mixed it up for roasted garlic mayonnaise. Absolutely delicious.
What to serve air fryer burgers with:
You can of course serve these with air fryer fries! Frozen fries straight out the bag into the air fryer work great, or you can try homemade sweet potato fries.
When I don’t feel like having a heavier side, I’ll make a simple green salad to go with these, or just open a bag of kettle cooked potato chips. The burger is really the star!
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Air Fryer Frozen Burgers
- Air Fryer
- 2 frozen burger patties
- Preheat Air Fryer for a few minutes at 375 (190C).
- Place the frozen burger patties into the air fryer basket- no need to thaw them.
- Cook for 10 minutes, then flip the burgers over and continue cooking for another 5-10 minutes. This depends on how thick the burger patties are and how you like them done, so keep checking on them.