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Air fryer burger with garlic butter spread cut in half on a piece of parchment paper over a wooden serving board

Air Fryer Burger (Garlic Butter Burger)

Cooking burgers in the air fryer is the way to go! This is the ultimate burger recipe: juicy, delicious, and perfectly cooked every time. Our Air Fryer Burger recipe with garlic butter spread is the best you'll ever try!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer burger, air fryer hamburger, burgers in air fryer, garlic butter burger, how to make burger patties
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 515kcal


  • Air fryer


  • 1 lb. ground beef 80/20, see notes
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • 1 ½ tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 burger buns
  • 4 Tbsp. garlic butter our recipe - see notes


How to Make Burger Patties

  • Place 1 lb. ground beef (80/20) in a large bowl, then add ½ tsp. each of salt, garlic powder, and onion powder, with ¼ tsp. black pepper and 1 ½ tsp. Worcestershire sauce.
  • Using your hands, combine the hamburger mixture.
  • Separate the ground beef mixture into 4 equal balls.
  • Form each ball into a patty.

How to Cook Burgers in Air Fryer

  • Heat air fryer to 360°F.
  • Mix your burger meat and form into patties using the above directions.
  • Place the burgers into the air fryer. Make sure to leave plenty of space between each hamburger patty! You can do this in batches depending on the size of your air fryer.
  • Cook for 7 minutes on each side for medium-rare.
  • Serve on a bun and garnish with your favorite burger toppings. Top each burger with 1 Tbsp. of garlic butter spread each, if using.


  • For best results, use Certified Angus Beef ® brand ground beef.
  • To make our garlic butter spread, check the post for a link to our garlic butter recipe.
  • Please note, the calculated nutrition includes garlic butter spread.


Calories: 515kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 650mg | Potassium: 384mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 392IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 5mg