Growing up on a dairy farm I can remember hamburgers being a staple in our home even when I was little. We ate hamburger in everything and with everything. They were not only for family dinners and cookouts as traditional hamburgers on buns but also just plain hamburger patties with scrambled eggs in the morning for breakfast.
Air fryers have been around in some capacity or another for a while and they seem to have come back into style in a fierce fashion here lately. Cooking anything from pizza to French fries to you guessed it hamburgers!
To make these juicy hamburgers I start with thawed ground beef and mix in the eggs, Ritz crackers, Worcestershire sauce, BBQ sauce, onion powder and garlic powder. Once everything is well mixed I usually split my meat up evenly in the bowl with my spoon for as many burgers as I am trying to make. The ones I made tonight were approx a quarter pound.
Pull out one section of beef and roll it into a ball, then pat it down into a patty while rounding the sides. Occasionally I find I have to do this twice to get a nicely shaped hamburger.
Once your parties are formed, I place them on a plate and put them back into the fridge until I’m ready to cook them, just make sure you don’t make these more than 24 hours in advance.
When your ready to cook or in this case air fry your burgers get your air fryer ready and place your burgers in the basket. Set your temperature for 375 degrees and your timer for 16 minutes.
Flip your hamburgers at the 8 minute mark.
After cooking these for the first time I did use a food thermometer to verify I was at the correct temp for beef of 145 degrees. Remember I did quarter pound hamburgers so if you cook larger burgers they make take a little longer.
After removing my burgers from the fryer I did blog them off with a paper towel to get off the extra grease, you can skip this step depending on the type of hamburger you have and how well your grease drains off in your air fryer.
These burgers were just as good as grilled and a perfect alternative to pulling out the grill in an Indiana winter! They even passed the husband test!
2 lbs ground beef
10 crumbled ritz crackers
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 Teaspoon BBQ sauce
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder