Air Fryer Hamburgers

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These air fryer hamburgers are perfect for when it's too cold to grill and you're craving a juicy burger! The butter and bouillon mixture gives these air fryer hamburger patties a dark grilled color and deep beefy flavor. Add your favorite seasonings, if desired, but these are delicious as is! If you'd like to add cheese, turn off the air fryer once the patties are done and let the residual heat melt the cheese. Make sure you use cold meat, straight from the fridge, for best results.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 hamburger patties
Air Fryer Hamburger Patties


  • 1 pound 80% lean ground beef

  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

  • 1 tablespoon beef base (such as Better than Bouillon®)

  • freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat an air fryer to 400 degrees F (195 degrees C).

  2. Form beef into 4 patties, approximately 3/4 inches thick and 4 1/2 inches in diameter. Make the patties slightly bigger than the buns to allow for shrinkage.

  3. Whisk together warm melted butter and beef soup base in a small bowl. Brush lightly onto both sides of patties and season with pepper. Set patties into the air fryer basket. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may need to cook them in batches.

  4. Air-fry patties for 7 minutes, flipping halfway through, for medium doneness. For well done, air-fry for an additional 2 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

This recipe was developed using a 2.8-quart basket-style air fryer. Results will vary depending on air fryer size and brand, and thickness of your patties. You may need to adjust cook time to achieve your preferred degree of doneness.

If excessive smoking occurs, add water to bottom of air fryer to help prevent dripping grease from burning.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

279 Calories
20g Fat
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 279
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Cholesterol 94mg 31%
Sodium 871mg 38%
Protein 23g
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 286mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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