Air fryers, which are like small convection ovens, are great for cooking frozen burgers. This is because air fryers use hot air circulating around food to cook it quickly. The result is a juicy burger with crispy edges and a soft interior. Follow these steps to cook frozen patties in your air fryer:
Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees.
To begin, preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees. It’s a good starting temperature and should take around 20 minutes for most models to heat up. If you want to check that your machine has reached its set temperature, place an instant-read thermometer into some water that has been boiled, then place it in your preheated air fryer for 3 minutes; if it reads 212 degrees Fahrenheit (100 degrees Celsius), then congratulations! Your appliance is ready for cooking frozen burgers.
Place frozen burger patties in the air fryer basket.
- Place the frozen burgers in the air fryer basket.
- Make sure they are not touching each other, which can cause them to steam and not cook thoroughly.
- Do not overcrowd the basket, as this will also result in steaming instead of frying. It’s best to cook one or two at a time for best results!
Cook for 10 minutes. Turn over and cook for 8 more minutes.
The cooking times for frozen burgers will vary, depending on how thick the burgers are and how frozen they are. You can adjust these instructions by increasing or decreasing the cooking time by 2 minutes at a time until you find the perfect amount of time for your particular burger.
You should also be aware that there are different types of fat in beef: marbled fat is soft and creamy, while extra-lean ground beef has little to no marbling at all. The more marbling there is in your meat, the longer it will take for your air fryer to heat up all those delicious juices inside! If this sounds like something you need more information about (and who doesn’t?), check out our article on What Is Marbling In Beef?
Cooking frozen burgers in an air fryer is a quick way to get them ready on busy weeknights
Air fryers are an excellent tool for busy families who want to eat healthy, but also don’t have time to cook. They’re fast and convenient, as well as being easy to use, easy to clean and energy efficient.
The main reason why frozen burgers are a good choice for air fryers is because they’re already cooked–you just need to reheat them! This means that you don’t need any extra fat or oil in the burger itself (or anywhere else on your plate). The only thing that gets added during this process is heat, which helps melt any cheese on top of your patty while giving it a crispy outer crust.
If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to cook frozen burgers, the air fryer is an excellent choice. It takes just minutes to heat up and only takes about 10 minutes total for cooking. You can also use this method for cooking other frozen foods like chicken nuggets or French fries!