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Using an air fryer to cook juicy, flavorful burgers is so easy you may never want to make them another way again! Fuss-free and totally hands-off, cooking these burgers is fast, easy, and can be adjusted to fit the air fryer size you have. Experiment with your favorite toppings for a choose-your-own-adventure kind of dinner that the whole family will enjoy.


Credit: Photographer: Jennifer Causey Food Stylist: Melissa Gray Prop Stylist: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

Recipe Summary

10 mins
25 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • 1. Preheat an air fryer to 400°F for 5 minutes. Using your hands, gently mix together beef, Worcestershire, salt, pepper, paprika, granulated garlic, and granulated onion in a large bowl. Shape into 2 (1-inch-thick) patties. Make a thumbprint in the center of each patty.

  • Place patties in fry basket spaced about 1 inch apart. Cook until browned and to desired level of doneness, 9 to 10 minutes (for medium-rare, cook to 165°). Transfer to a cutting board, and top with cheese, if using. Tent loosely with aluminum foil, and let rest 5 minutes. Fill buns with burgers and desired toppings.