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Air Fryer Burgers (Turkey or Beef)

These air fryer burgers come out so juicy and cook through with no oil necessary! A great way to cook your burgers when you want to keep your kitchen cool.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time19 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 321kcal


  • 1 lb lean ground beef see note 1
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs

To serve

  • 4 burger buns
  • tomatoes
  • lettuce
  • mayonnaise


  • Mix- In a bowl, combine the ground beef, garlic, worcestershire, salt and egg. When completely combined, add the breadcrumbs and mix until integrated evenly.
    air fryer burger pattie mixture in bowl with spatula
  • Form patties- Divide the mixture into four, then take ¼ of the mixture into the palm of your hand. Work it into a 3-4 inch diameter circular patty that is of even thickness across. Do not exceed 1 inch in thickness. Repeat until you have four patties.
    patties for air fryer burgers on plate
  • Cook- Pre-heat the air fryer for at least 5 minutes, then add the burger patties to the basket. Cook for 6 minutes, then flip and cook for another 3 minutes. Check the internal temperature has reached 160°F before removing from the air fryer.
    cooked burgers in air fryer basket
  • Serve- Serve burger patties on a bun with mayonnaise, tomato slices, lettuce or your favorite burger toppings!
    side angle view of air fryer burger on plate



1- ground turkey may also be used; be sure to avoid extra lean ground turkey or ground turkey breast
2- nutritional information includes 1 pattie and 1 bun; does not include toppings.
After cooking, patties may be stored in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Cook in a covered frying pan for 3-4 minutes per side, until heated through.
Raw patties may be frozen on a baking sheet for 2-3 hours, then transferred to a freezer bag or meal prep container. Separate patties using strips of wax or parchment paper.


Serving: 1burger; note 2 | Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 661mg | Potassium: 493mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 61IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 5mg