Have you tried an Air Fryer Burger?  You need to!  You won’t purchase premade Hamburgers from the grocery store anymore after making this recipe.  Packed with flavor and so juicy is why we come back to this recipe over and over again.

 

Air Fryer Hamburger Patty

Here is a TIP for you!  Make a batch and Freeze individual patties for another day!  Can you hear the heaven’s opening and sunshine pouring down?  YES!  Make a big batch, get your hands dirty only once, and Freeze hamburger patties for another day.  You can also make these bad boys in advance of a BBQ Potluck or family reunion to save you time for later.

To make a perfect patty, you need a good mixture of ground meat.  I prefer a Ground Sirloin with 90/10% Lean mixed with Ground Pork.  Ground Pork will add flavor and a little bit more fat to your burger.  It’s wonderful and will make the most juicy burger ever.

Hamberger Patty

To the ground meat you will add some wonderful seasonings.  It’s really that simple to make the perfect Burger.  Of course there are a variety of methods you can choose to cook your burgers.  My new favorite is the Air Fryer for its convenience, easy clean up, and no fail method for cooking.

Making Hamburger Patties

In a large bowl combine Ground Sirloin and Ground Pork.  Ground Pork is different than Ground Sausage.  If you have trouble finding ground pork make sure to ask your butcher for help.  Ground pork will be leaner than ground sausage and preferred when making Hamburger Patties.

Add Panko Bread Crumbs, Egg, Garlic, Onion Powder, Oregano, and Black Pepper.  Mix to combine.  But do not over mix or work the meat.  Doing so will cause your patty to become tough.  Mix just enough to combine ingredients and leave it at that.

Form Patties into 1/3 lb burgers by forming a ball in your hands and then flattening.  Burgers will be about ¾ – 1 inch thick.

Make a dimple in each patty using the back of a spoon and pressing slightly in the center.  This helps with an even cooking process.  The center is always the last to cook.  Adding a dimple in the center means it will cook faster and be done cooking with the outsides are cooked.  This helps to ensure a juicy burger.

Making a dimple in Hamburger Patties

Storing Patties

It’s best to layer burgers using parchment paper so they do not stick together.  Burgers can be place in the refrigerator until ready to cook or frozen for up to 6 months.

Hamburger Patties with Parchment Paper

When Freezing burgers, I lay flat on a parchment lined cookie sheet to freeze.  Then I remove and place in a Zip-Loc bag for long term storage.  Individual patties are easy to pull from the bag as needed.

Air Fryer Burgers

Air Frying is my new favorite.  It’s easy to do, doesn’t heat up my kitchen, and the clean up is quick.  Not to mention I can set it and forget it.  If you know me then you know I use that extra time to start a load of laundry, set the table, and clean up the dishes.

Air Fryer Hamburger Patty with Thermoworks Thermometer

Set Air Fryer to 360 Degrees and cook for 8-9 Minutes.  Then turn over and repeat for an additional 6-8 minutes.  Each Hamburger Patty should reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

Internal Thermometer

Using a quality Thermometer is key.  I recommend using the Thermoworks Thermopen MK4 for all your temperature needs.  This unit is reliable and easy to use from cooking meats to even making candy where temperatures are so vital to a recipe.

I have owned countless thermometers and this one has been my new favorite for a number of years now.  Don’t waste your money on a cheap thermometer.  I promise you won’t regret it!  And they come in fun colors too.

Dressing up your Burger

We’ve made the perfect patty.  We’ve cooked it to perfection in the Air Fryer.  Now it’s time to dress it up!  Here are few ideas to get you licking your lips.  The possibilities are endless.

Hamburger Patty with Lettuce Tomato, Cheese

Traditional Burger with Cheese: Add Mayo, Mustard, Ketchup to a Toasted Bun.  With Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, and Cheese.

BBQ Burger with Bacon: Brush BBQ sauce while cooking the patty for delicious added flavor.  Toast bun and add some Cowboy Dipping Sauce to bun.  Top Burger with a few strips of cooked bacon, French Fried Onions, Lettuce, and Tomato.

Mushroom Burger: Serve burger on a toasted bun topped with sautéed mushrooms and onions and seal with melted Swiss Cheese. 

Cheesy Cheese Burger: Add cubes of cheddar cheese to the patty before cooking.  Air Fry as direction and melt a slice of cheese on the hot burger.  Place on a toasted bun with Lettuce, Onion, Tomato, and Pickles.

Hawaiian Burger: Brush Burger with Teriyaki Sauce while cooking for an extra bonus flavor.  Add 1 ring grilled pineapple on top of cooked burger.  Serve with Lettuce, Tomato, and Avocado.  Brush additional Teriyaki Sauce on Toasted Bun.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to making burgers.  The key is in the patties and making sure they are well seasoned and cooked to perfection.

Dress up your BurgerToppings
Traditional Burger with CheeseAdd Mayo, Mustard, Ketchup to a Toasted Bun.  With Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, and Cheese.
BBQ Burger with BaconBrush BBQ sauce while cooking the patty for delicious added flavor.  Toast bun and add some Cowboy Dipping Sauce to bun.  Top Burger with a few strips of cooked bacon, French Fried Onions, Lettuce, and Tomato.
Mushroom Burger with CheeseServe burger on a toasted bun topped with sautéed mushrooms and onions and seal with melted Swiss Cheese. 
Cheesy Cheese BurgerAdd cubes of cheddar cheese to the patty before cooking.  Air Fry as direction and melt a slice of cheese on the hot burger.  Place on a toasted bun with Lettuce, Onion, Tomato, and Pickles
Hawaiian Burger with Grilled PineappleBrush Burger with Teriyaki Sauce while cooking for an extra bonus flavor.  Add 1 ring grilled pineapple on top of cooked burger.  Serve with Lettuce, Tomato, and Avocado.  Brush additional Teriyaki Sauce on Toasted Bun.

Air Fryer Cooking Times

  • Cooking times can vary on the size of your patty.  1/3lb patties will cook 8-9 mins at 360 degrees and an addition 6-8 minutes on the other side to reach 165 degrees internally.
  • ¼ lb patties will cook faster.  Air Fry at 360 degrees for 6-7 minutes and flip over cooking an addition 5-6 minutes.
  • 1/2lb patties.  Air Fry at 360 degrees for 11 minutes before flipping over and cooking an addition 9-11 minutes.
  • Always check the internal temperature.  Hamburgers should reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
SizeTemperatureTime
1/4 lb360 Degrees6-7 Minutes Flip over cook 5-6 minutes more
1/3 lb360 Degrees8-9 Minutes Flip over cook 6-8 minutes more
1/2 lb360 Degrees11-12 Minutes Flip over cook 9-11 minutes more

How to Toast Hamburger Bun

I find Hamburgers are just better when served on a Toasted Bun. Do you agree? Toasting Buns is an easy step but often overlooked because you are ready to eat and hungry. Do yourself a favor and put someone in charge of prepping the buns to be toasted! Trust me when I say the family will help because they will want a toasted bun too.

Spread a light coating of butter on each bun. Place bun in Air Fryer at 360 Degrees for 1-2 minutes to toast.

You can also toast a cookie sheet pan of buns at once using the Oven. Set to Broil and place the rack on the 2nd notch down. Toast buns under broiler for 1-2 minutes or until toasted. Remove from oven and serve.

Hamburger Patty Recipe

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Air Fryer Hamburger
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Hamburger Patty Recipe

Juicy and delicious Hamburger Patty Recipe made in the Air Fryer for a delicious Family Dinner.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 308kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Ground Sirloin
  • 1 lb Ground Pork
  • 1/2 Cup Bread Crumbs
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper

Instructions

  • Add Ground Sirloin, Ground Pork, Bread Crumbs, Egg, Garlic, Salt, Oregano, and Pepper to a large bowl. Using your hands or a Stand Mixer, mix ingredients until just combined. Do not over mix.
  • Separate mixture into 6 balls for 1/3lb burgers, 8 for 1/4lb burgers.
  • Using your hands shape each ball into a patty by pressing and shaping into a circle
  • Place patty on parchment paper
  • Set Air Fryer to 360 Degrees and cook according to weight of burger.
    1/4 lb 360 Degrees 6-7 Minutes Flip over cook 5-6 minutes more
    1/3 lb360 Degrees 8-9 Minutes Flip over cook 6-8 minutes more
    1/2 lb 360 Degrees 11-12 Minutes Flip over cook 9-11 minutes more
  • Dress your Burger with these OPTIONAL ideas.
    Traditional Burger with Cheese: Add Mayo, Mustard, Ketchup to a Toasted Bun.  With Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, and Cheese.
    BBQ Burger with Bacon: Brush BBQ sauce while cooking the patty for delicious added flavor.  Toast bun and add some Cowboy Dipping Sauce to bun.  Top Burger with a few strips of cooked bacon, French Fried Onions, Lettuce, and Tomato.
    Mushroom Burger with Cheese: Serve burger on a toasted bun topped with sautéed mushrooms and onions and seal with melted Swiss Cheese. 
    Cheesy Cheese Burger: Add cubes of cheddar cheese to the patty before cooking.  Air Fry as direction and melt a slice of cheese on the hot burger.  Place on a toasted bun with Lettuce, Onion, Tomato, and Pickles
    Hawaiian Burger with Grilled Pineapple: Brush Burger with Teriyaki Sauce while cooking for an extra bonus flavor.  Add 1 ring grilled pineapple on top of cooked burger.  Serve with Lettuce, Tomato, and Avocado.  Brush additional Teriyaki Sauce on Toasted Bun.

Notes

Air Fryer Cooking Times

  • Always check the internal temperature.  Hamburgers should reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
Size Temperature Time
1/4 lb 360 Degrees 6-7 Minutes Flip over cook 5-6 minutes more
1/3 lb 360 Degrees 8-9 Minutes Flip over cook 6-8 minutes more
1/2 lb 360 Degrees 11-12 Minutes Flip over cook 9-11 minutes more
Dress up Burger (Optional Ideals)
Traditional Burger with Cheese Add Mayo, Mustard, Ketchup to a Toasted Bun.  With Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, and Cheese.
BBQ Burger with Bacon Brush BBQ sauce while cooking the patty for delicious added flavor.  Toast bun and add some Cowboy Dipping Sauce to bun.  Top Burger with a few strips of cooked bacon, French Fried Onions, Lettuce, and Tomato.
Mushroom Burger with Cheese Serve burger on a toasted bun topped with sautéed mushrooms and onions and seal with melted Swiss Cheese. 
Cheesy Cheese Burger Add cubes of cheddar cheese to the patty before cooking.  Air Fry as direction and melt a slice of cheese on the hot burger.  Place on a toasted
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Nutrition

Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 417mg | Potassium: 359mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 39IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2mg
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