Air fryer frozen burgers turn out flavorful and juicy in minutes! No need to thaw your burgers or fire up the grill – the air fryer does all the work for you!
Don’t be turned off by cooking frozen products in your air fryer. The entire point of the air fryer is to make things as easy, efficient, and tasty as possible!
Frozen foods are a perfect choice for cooking in your air fryer. We have made frozen burritos, chicken patties, air fryer frozen shrimp, and many other frozen items in our air fryer and we loved them all!
Pretty sure that air fryer frozen french fries are made every few days in our house. 😉
For the burgers, it is no different. The air fryer will thaw out the meat and cook it. All you have to do is flip the burger one time, add a little seasoning, and you will have a burger just as good as anything you would cook on your grill or in your skillet!
Frozen burgers in the air fryer have saved dinner for us on multiple occasions! You’re going to love this one!
Frozen hamburger patties– Our recipe makes two burgers using 1/3 lb patties. You can make more or less burgers, just be sure to place them in a single layer in the air fryer.
Cheese– Totally optional, but we always put cheese on our burgers! American, cheddar, provolone, and pepper jack are all good choices.
How to Make Frozen Burgers in an Air Fryer:
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Step 1: Put the frozen patties in your air fryer basket and cook for 6 minutes at 380 degrees F.
Step 2: After 6 minutes, open the basket and season the burgers. Flip and season the other side. We’re using Kinder’s Buttery Burger Blend, but any burger seasoning you like will work well here.
We’re using Kinder’s Buttery Burger Blend, but any burger seasoning you like will work well here.
Step 3: Continue cooking the burgers for 5 more minutes, still at 380 degrees F. The burgers should be done at this point, but check them to be sure they are done to your liking. We use a meat thermometer and this is our favorite. It’s magnetic so it sticks right on the fridge and you never lose it.
Step 4: Turn your air fryer off and place a slice of cheese on your burgers. Close the air fryer basket and let sit for one minute. The heat remaining in the air fryer will melt the cheese for you!
We use Kinder’s Butter Burger seasoning, but any seasoning you prefer will work well here. Feel free to adjust the amounts to suit your tastes.
Not all frozen patties are created equal. Some are fattier than others, this will potentially make excess grease. This shouldn’t happen with most brands of patties, but if it does you can add a couple of slices of bread under your basket to absorb the grease while it is cooking.
Use a meat thermometer and check the center of the patty. It should be 160 degrees for a well-done burger, but some people prefer their burgers at 145 degrees for medium rare.
More recipes you might like:
- Air Fryer Hamburgers (made with fresh beef, not frozen)
- Air Fried Potato Chips
- Air Fryer Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls
- Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks
Air Fryer Frozen Burgers
- 2 ⅓ pound frozen hamburger patties
- 1 teaspoon burger seasoning blend
- 2 slices cheese optional
- 2 hamburger buns
- Toppings as desired
- Add the hamburger patties to the basket of your air fryer.
- Air fry the burgers at 380 for 6 minutes.
- Open the basket and sprinkle ¼ of the seasoning on each burger, flip the burgers, and season the other side with the remaining seasoning.
- Continue air frying for 5 more minutes or until burgers have reached your desire doneness.
- Turn the air fryer off. Place the cheese slices on the burgers and close the air fryer for 1 minute. The residual heat will melt the cheese.
- Serve burgers on a bun with desired toppings.