Making frozen burgers in the air fryer is the easiest way to get some delicious and juicy burgers in the comfort of your own home! Ready in just a few minutes with only minimal cleanup - these are the perfect weeknight dinner for all!
Making Frozen Burgers in an Air Fryer
This recipe is:
- super convenient
- easy to make
- only using an air fryer
- really quick!
- the easiest way to make delicious burgers at home
- made without defrosting the burgers
If hunger strikes and you don't want to spend ages in the kitchen, there's only one solution: get the air fryer out!
Honestly, since I've gotten my Ninja Foodi, there's no week it doesn't get put to good use. It's simply so perfectly convenient to speed up the cooking process,
What you will love about these Air Fryer Frozen Burgers
- These burgers are ready in just a few minutes! Juicy, tasty burgers in a blink of an eye - it doesn't get better than this!
- Making frozen burgers in the air fryer makes for a super easy clean-up! The only equipment you need is your air fryer.
- No need to fire up the barbecue for the perfect burgers - these burgers can easily be cooked in the comfort of your own home
Ingredients for these Burgers
These burgers are super easy to make, all you need is a few ingredients:
- Frozen Burger Patties: I've used my favorite frozen burgers from Beyond Meat for this recipe. They're super juicy and delicious and turn out perfectly in the air fryer!
- Cooking Oil Spray: This is optional and depending on the type and brand of your burgers, you might not need it. If you're unsure, I would recommend adding a little oil spray into the air fryer before placing the burgers inside.
- just your Air fryer - that's it! I personally own a Ninja Foodi and use this one for all my air fryer recipes
How to make Frozen Burgers in an Air Fryer
Here's how you can make frozen burgers in your air fryer:
Step 1: Preheat the air fryer
Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C) and get your burgers out of the freezer.
Step 2: Place burger into the air fryer
Place the burgers directly into the air fryer - or use a sheet of aluminum foil for an even easier clean-up. If you're unsure about the burgers sticking to the air fryer or foil, add a few splashes of cooking oil spray.
Close the air fryer and let it do its thing!
Step 3: Cooking time
After 4 minutes, check onto your burger and give them a quick flip to check the coloring on the bottom. You want your burgers to get a bit of color on both sides, but not be burned.
If you want to add extra seasoning to your burgers, now is a perfect time!
Remove the burgers after 7-9 minutes or when they're fully cooked.
If you like to add vegan cheese, add it on top of your burgers for the last minute of the air frying process.
Step 4: Assemble your burgers
Assemble your burgers with your favorite burger topping and combinations!
I love a classic cheeseburger, so I always use Homemade Vegan Burger Buns, vegan mayo, gem lettuce, pickles, a slice of vegan cheddar, a slice of tomato and tomato ketchup on top.
If you're looking for some delicious sides for your air fryer frozen burgers, then look no further! Here are some tasty ideas for you:
And why not make your own Homemade Vegan Burger Buns alongside?
Extra tips and cooking hacks
Here are a couple of things that I found super helpful when cooking in my air fryer:
- Aluminum foil: You can place a sheet of kitchen foil into your air fryer if you want to avoid a greasy mess. If you're using a new kind of burger, I recommend adding a little cooking spray onto the foil before placing the burgers into the air fryer - just to avoid them sticking.
- Oil: Most frozen burgers nowadays should be able to cook in their own fat without having to add cooking spray to the air fryer. If you're using a new type of burger, I recommend adding a few spritzes of oil, just to make sure they don't get stuck in your air fryer.
Frequently Asked Questions - Air Fryer Burgers
If you'd like to replicate this recipe with non-vegan frozen burgers then please bear in mind that it's recommended to heat burgers to 330°F (165°C) throughout to make sure they're fully cooked.
No, no defrosting is needed to air fry your burgers.
Most frozen burgers should be absolutely fine being placed straight into the air fryer. If you want to make extra sure, add a layer of kitchen foil and/or cooking oil spray.
For best results, heat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
I personally use a Ninja Foodi for all my air frying needs, but in theory, most standard air fryers should make perfect burger patties! They are brilliant machines and with their even heat distribution throughout they'll make the best burgers in just a few minutes.
Most frozen burgers should be absolutely fine being placed straight into the air fryer, but it depends on the type and brand of burger. If you want to be sure, add a layer of kitchen foil and/or a little cooking oil spray.
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Frozen Burgers in Air Fryer
- 1 air fryer I use a Ninja Foodi on the air fryer setting.
- 2 frozen burger patties e.g. Beyond Meat
- cooking oil spray optional
- Preheat the air fryer to 375°F (190°C) and remove your burger patties from the freezer.
- Place the burger patties into the preheated air fryer and cook for xx minutes.
- Check in on the burgers after x minutes and flip them. Once they are fully cooked, remove them from the air fryer.
- Assemble your burgers to your liking and enjoy right away!
- Remember, every air fryer is different and the cooking time might therefore also be slightly different. For reference, I use a Ninja Foodi. I recommend checking on your burgers after 4 minutes, flip, then checking back after another 3-4 minutes and adjusting the cooking time as needed.
- If you're cooking non-vegan burgers in an air fryer, then please note that the FDA recommends that the burgers need to get to an internal temperature of 165F to ensure they are fully cooked. The cooking time might differ depending on the size and thickness of your burgers. I recommend checking on them regularly and testing them with a thermometer.
- If you want to make a cheeseburger, then add the cheese slices onto your burger patties for the last minute of the air frying process.
- Most frozen burgers should be absolutely fine being placed straight into the air fryer, but it depends on the type and brand of burger patties. If you want to be sure, add a layer of kitchen foil and/or a little cooking oil spray.
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