Air fryer frozen hamburgers are an easy, mess free dinner for busy weeknights. In less than 20 minutes you will have the best juicy burger ever, crusty outside and so juicy inside.
❤️ Why You'll Love It
- It is hardly a recipe!!
- Quick and easy.
- Suitable for cold winter and hot summer days.
- No need to fire up your grill.
- Easy cleaning, easier than the skillet method.
ِAir fryer burgers have a crispy crust yet juicy from the inside which makes it very appealing to both children and adults. Pair it with freshly baked buns and your favorite topping to make the perfect homemade burger sandwiches.
📝 Recipe Ingredients
📋 Ingredient Notes
- Use your favorite homemade or store bought frozen burgers. Mine were a 1/3rd pound each so yours might be a little different.
- I like using the spices pictured above including the Montreal steak seasoning, this is totally optional. Use whatever burger spices you like, can be as simple as garlic powder, salt and pepper.
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- You will need an air fryer for this recipe, this Cuisinart air fryer is what I use. There is no specific air fryer, any other air fryer will work you just need to check your manual for the settings.
🥄 Recipe Instructions
Note: This is an overview of the instructions. The full instructions are in the recipe card below.
- Sprinkle the spices over the patties
- Line the drip pan with aluminum foil, arrange frozen burger patties in the air fryer basket and air fry on 375 degrees F for 8-9 minutes each side, or until it reaches a safe minimum internal temperature of 160F.
💡 Recipe Expert Tips
- Although my air fryer is so easy to clean lining the drip pan or the bottom of your air fryer with aluminum foil makes for an even easier clean up. Please check your manual for restrictions before doing that.
- Cooking time will vary depending on the thickness and the size of the burgers.
- I sprinkle spices on one side of the burgers only.
- You can use this recipe on homemade frozen beef patties made from ground beef as well.
- In case your air fryer smoke especially when cooking fatty food or if you are cooking multiple batches consider adding a couple of tablespoons of water or a piece of bread in the dripping pan or at the bottom of your air fryer. Please refer to your manual for safety and proper use.
Store leftovers wrapped in tin foil in your fridge for up to 2-3 days or in your freezer for up to 4 months.
You can make literally any frozen burger in the air fryer the same way. Sprinkle with your favorite spice mix, air fry at 375F until it is done. According to the FDA the safe temperature for chicken or turkey burgers is 165F, and 145 for salmon.
It is better to use a meat thermometer to check if the burgers are done to your level of liking.
Here are the temperatures for each level:
Medium Rare: 130°F to 135°F
Medium Well: 150°F to 155°F
Well Done: 160°F to 165°F
Sure there is no need for defrosting the burger patties before cooking them in the air fryer. Simply place the frozen burgers in the basket/tray, sprinkle with your preferred seasoning and air fry.
📣 More Air Fryer Recipes
- Check out this easy garlic bread in air fryer, a side dish that can be made in minutes.
- For a fancier quick dinner try this recipe for lamb chops in the air fryer.
- Need more from frozen recipes, check out this easy air fried chicken wings recipe.
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Air fryer frozen burgers
- 4 Frozen beef burgers
- Your favorite burger seasoning
- Line the dripping pan or the bottom of your air fryer with aluminum foil.
- Preheat the air fryer for 375F.
- Season your burgers with your favorite seasoning.
- Air fry frozen patties for 9 minutes on one side flip and cook for another 8-9 on the other side. Cook until done or until it reaches a safe minimum internal temperature of 160F.
- Serve in hamburger buns topped with a slice of cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles and your favorite toppings. Do not forget the sauce.
- My burgers were 1/3 pound, so adjust cooking time according to the thickness of your burgers and the level of donnes you like.
- Serve them with french fries, air fryer onion rings or air fryer sweet potato fries. These burgers make a great lettuce wrap as well.
- It is better to use a meat thermometer to check when the burgers are done. Here are the temperatures for each level:
- Medium Rare: 130°F to 135°F
- Medium Well: 150°F to 155°F
- Well Done: 160°F to 165°F
- Please note that according to FDA the minimum safe internal temperature is 160F.
- Your air fryer may smoke especially when cooking fatty food or if you are cooking multiple batches. If this starts to happen just add a couple of tablespoons of water or a piece of bread in the dripping pan or at the bottom of your air fryer. Please refer to your manual for safety and proper use.
- Storage: Store leftovers wrapped in tin foil in your fridge for up to 2-3 days or in your freezer for up to 4 months.