Air Fryer Hamburgers

Air Fryer Hamburgers

Air Fryer Hamburgers are a delicious and healthy way to enjoy the classic burger taste without the added fat of traditional frying methods. Cooked to perfection in a fraction of the time it takes to grill or pan-fry, this a juicy and flavorful burger delivers a crispy exterior. Air Fryer Hamburgers are a quick and easy meal option, perfect for a weeknight dinner or a summer cookout.

Approved for all Ideal Protein phases.


  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ cup approved BBQ sauce – optional
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • Toppings – as desired


Step 1

Mix meat, salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder in a medium bowl.

Step 2

Form 4 patties that are about 1/2 inches thick.

Step 3

Make a small indent at the center of the patty with thumb. Brush patties with approved barbecue sauce if using.

Step 4

Preheat the air fryer to 370°F and add patties in a single layer to the basket.

Step 5

Cook for 6 minutes then flip burger over and cook another 3-5 minutes or until beef reaches 160°F.

Step 6

Add cheese (for Maintenance only) if using and cook for 1 minute more.

Step 7

Wrap with lettuce leaves and serve!

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