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These frozen burgers in the air fryer recipe are so tasty and easy to make. The clean-up is so quick and painless that you will never go back to frying burgers in a frying pan again! It only takes about 20 to 23 minutes until dinner is served!

(Last Updated On: November 1, 2022)

Frozen burgers that are cooked in the air fryer are delicious. How convenient to be able to take frozen hamburger patties straight out of the freezer, then pop them into the air fryer. Can’t beat that when you are in a hurry to cook something good for dinner.

Frozen Burgers in Air Fryer Recipe.

🍔 Key Ingredients

Ingredients for frozen burgers in the air fryer. Four ground beef patties. Weber gourmet burger seasoning.
Ingredients for frozen burgers in the air fryer.

📄 How to Make Frozen Burgers in the Air Fryer (Step-by-Step Instructions with Detailed Photos)

Step 1. Set the Temperature setting on the Air Fryer

Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees Fahrenheit if your air fryer needs to be preheated.

Note: Each air fryer cooks differently so always keep an eye on the food you cook. Our air fryer is a Cosori air fryer. The power output is 1800W. You may have to adjust the time and temperature for your air fryer if it is a smaller Ninja Foodi or another brand that is a smaller unit. Keep checking while air frying the hamburgers as they cook.

Step 2. Line the Basket with Parchment Paper

Place a sheet of parchment paper with holes in it over the top of the air fryer basket. The holes are very important as this allows the air fryer unit to work properly. If you don’t have parchment paper, brush on or spray oil on the basket.

Put parchment paper with holes in it or brush on oil or cooking spray on the air fryer basket.
Parchment paper with holes in it on the air fryer basket.

Step 3. Put the Frozen Hamburgers on the Parchment Paper

Place 4 frozen burger patties on top of the parchment paper, or however many you can fit on your air fryer basket. Do not overlap so that all of the areas around each frozen burger can get cooked.

Place four hamburger patties on top of the parchment paper.
Place four hamburger patties on top of the parchment paper.

Step 4. Set the Basket with Hamburger Patties in the Air Fryer

Then, cook frozen burgers for 20 to 23 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit, flipping the burgers halfway through. Season the burger patties when you do the flip.

We cooked our burgers for 23 minutes until well done. The internal temperature should be 160 degrees. We like our burgers cooked until no pink is showing inside the hamburger patties.

Cook the hamburger patties for twenty to twenty-three minutes at three hundred and seventy-five degrees Fahrenheit.
Cook the hamburger patties for 20 to 23 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 5. Prepare the Burger Fixin’s

While the frozen burger patties are still cooking, gather all of your favorite trimmings you would like to have on your air fryer burgers. We chose super soft potato hamburger buns, and then we will put sliced tomatoes, cheddar cheese, lettuce, and sliced red onions on ours.

Cheddar cheese, sliced tomato, sliced red onions, lettuce, and hamburger buns.
Cheddar cheese, sliced tomato, sliced red onions, lettuce, and hamburger buns.

Step 6. Start Dressing Up the Hamburger Buns

When the air fryer frozen burgers are just about done cooking, start getting your buns ready. We put some mayonnaise, lettuce, and tomato on ours for now. The mayo is on the top part of the buns, while the lettuce and tomato are sitting on the bottom part of the buns.

A hamburger bun with mayo, lettuce, and tomato on a plate.
A hamburger bun with mayo, lettuce, and tomato on a plate.

Step 7. Put the Cheese on the Burgers

After the burger patties are done, turn the air fryer off and take the basket out. Put the slices of cheddar cheese over the top of each burger. We have one family member who doesn’t want their cheese melted on the burger patty so we left one without the cheese. You can also use any kind of cheese you want.

Four cooked hamburger patties with melted cheese on parchment paper on the air fryer basket.
Four cooked hamburger patties with melted cheese on parchment paper on the air fryer basket.

Step 8. Put the Basket Back into the Air Fryer

After you have put the cheese over each hamburger patty, put the basket back into the air fryer and let it set until the cheese has melted, about 1 to 2 minutes. The air fryer is still hot enough to melt the cheese.

Cheese melting on the hamburger patties in the air fryer.
Cheese melting on the hamburger patties in the air fryer.

Step 9. Place the Hamburger Patties on the Buns

After the cheese has melted, put the hamburger patties on top of the lettuce and tomato. We added some pickle relish to the other side of the bun.

A hamburger patty with cheese, lettuce, tomato, mayo, and relish on a bun.
A hamburger patty with cheese, lettuce, tomato, mayo, and relish on a bun.

Step 10. Put Some Onions on the Burger

We put some sliced red onions on top of the relish. So good! Of course, if you don’t like onions, you can skip this step.

Frozen Burgers in Air Fryer Recipe.
A hamburger on a bun with all the trimmings.

Step 11. Assemble the Hamburger

Flip the top part of the hamburger bun over the burger with the melted cheese. Enjoy!

Frozen Burgers in Air Fryer Recipe.
A hamburger with all of the trimmings.

🙋 FAQs About Frozen Burgers in the Air Fryer

Can I use Fresh Ground Beef Patties Instead of Frozen Patties in the Air Fryer?

Yes, you can use fresh ground beef from the grocery store that hasn’t been frozen to cook hamburger patties in the air fryer. You will need to adjust the cooking time by fewer minutes since frozen food takes longer to cook.

💭 Final Thoughts

These air fryer frozen hamburgers are just as good or better than frying them in the frying pan. It’s super easy, much quicker, and also less messy. And the taste is fantastic, just like a mouth-watering cheeseburger is supposed to taste. Yum!

Serve with french fries, tater tots, potato chips, or potato wedges. Some more excellent side dishes are potato salad, mac and cheese, and Mississippi mud pie for dessert.

Frozen Burgers in Air Fryer Recipe

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These frozen burgers in the air fryer recipe are so tasty and easy to make. The clean-up is so quick and painless that you will never go back to frying burgers in a frying pan again! It only takes about 20 to 23 minutes until dinner is served!
5 from 4 votes
Cost $4
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 23 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings 4 Hamburgers

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Frozen hamburger patties
  • Hamburger buns (optional)
  • Cheese (optional)
  • Red onions (optional)
  • Lettuce (optional)
  • Condiments (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees Fahrenheit if your unit needs to be preheated.
  • Put a sheet of parchment paper with holes in it (must have holes in it) over the top of the air fryer basket. If you don’t have parchment paper, brush oil on the basket or use cooking spray.
  • Place the frozen burger patties on top of the parchment paper. Do not overlap.
  • Put the basket in the air fryer. Cook for 20 to 23 minutes for well done. Flip the hamburgers halfway through the cooking process and put seasoning on them after you flip them over. The internal temperature should be 160 degrees with no pink showing inside the hamburger patties.
  • Get your buns ready and all of the trimmings. Mayo, relish, mustard, ketchup, lettuce, cheddar cheese, tomato, and onions sound good.
  • After the burger patties are done, turn the air fryer off and take the basket out. Put slices of cheddar cheese over the top of each one.
  • While the air fryer is turned off, put the basket back into the air fryer and let it set until the cheese melts, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Put the hamburger patties on the buns and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

  • Each air fryer can cook differently. Keep an eye on the food you cook and adjust the time and temperature if need be.
  • If you do use parchment paper, make sure it has holes in it. The holes allow the air fryer to work properly.
  • You can use fresh ground beef patties that have not been frozen. Adjust the time accordingly by fewer minutes since frozen food takes longer to cook.
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