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Air Fryer Frozen Burgers (No Thaw)

Frozen hamburgers in the air fryer are so quick and easy to make! Grab your patties, toss them in the air fryer seasoned with a delicious burger rub, and serve on a bun with your favorite toppings.
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer frozen burgers, air fryer frozen cheeseburgers, frozen burger in air fryer
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 2 burgers
Calories 524kcal


Homemade Burger Seasoning and Rub (Feel free to use your favorite rub if you wish)


  • Place the frozen patties in the air fryer. It's ok if you are unable to pull apart multiple frozen patties. Place them in the air fryer while they are still stuck together.
  • Air fry for 5 minutes on 360 degrees.
  • Open the air fryer and use a spatula to split up the patties (if necessary).
  • Brush liquid smoke and Worcestershire sauce onto both sides of each patty.
  • Sprinkle the spices onto both sides of each patty.
  • Air fry for an additional 4 minutes on 360 degrees.
  • Open the air fryer and flip the patties. Air fry for an additional 3-4 minutes (If adding cheese, I like to add it at 3 minutes and then air fry for an additional 1 minute to melt the cheese) or until the burgers reach your desired level of doneness. Use a meat thermometer and check the internal temperature.
    125 degrees rare
    135 degrees medium rare
    145 degrees for medium
    155 degrees for medium-well
    160 degrees for well done.
  • Serve on buns with your favorite toppings.



  • You can cook as many burgers as you like and double the serving sizes and ingredients for the rub, etc. 
  • I like to serve my burgers on toasted buns. After cooking the burgers, you can let them toast in the air fryer for a couple of minutes.
  • If you are using turkey burgers, the cook time should remain the same.
  • According to the USDA, hamburgers should be cooked to a safe minimum internal temperature to destroy harmful bacteria that may be present. Use a food thermometer to be sure they have reached a safe minimum internal temperature of 160 °F.  If you’re cooking turkey burgers, they should be cooked to 165 °F. Per these standards, you should aim for a burger that’s medium-well to well done. Ground meat is different from steak consumption.


Serving: 1burger | Calories: 524kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 32g