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Air Fryer BBQ Burgers Recipe

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 389kcal
Make the most juicy BBQ burgers effortlessly in your air fryer! Homemade beef burgers are made with your favorite BBQ sauce and topped with cheese for one tasty bite!
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  • 1 pound ground beef I used 80/20
  • ¼ cup BBQ sauce divided
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese optional
  • Garnishes optional: Toasted hamburger bun, ketchup, lettuce, pickles, onion


  • Spray your air fryer basket with olive oil spray and set it aside.
  • In a large bowl, add the ground beef, two tablespoons of BBQ sauce, minced garlic, kosher salt, and paprika.
    1 pound ground beef, ¼ cup BBQ sauce, 1 clove garlic, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, ½ teaspoon paprika
  • Gently combine the mixture, making sure not to pack it too tightly.
  • Divide the meat mix into four and shape them into patties (about ¾” thick).
  • Place the cheeseburgers into the greased air fryer basket and cook them at 375F for 8-10 minutes, or until your desired doneness.
  • Top each burger with 1-2 teaspoons of BBQ sauce and a slice of cheese.
    4 slices cheddar cheese, ¼ cup BBQ sauce
  • Return the burgers to the air fryer for 2 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Serve immediately, with your choice of garnishes.
  • Store any leftover hamburgers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.


  • Spray the air fryer basket with a little oil before adding the burgers, and make sure that your air fryer has been pre-heated.
  • Don't overwork the ground beef. The ingredients should be combined, but over mixing can lead to tough and chewy burgers.
  • Don't overcrowd the air fryer basket. If you have a smaller air fryer, cook the burgers in two batches.


Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 947mg | Potassium: 373mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 334IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 151mg | Iron: 3mg