Preheat the air fryer by running it at 390°F (200°C) for 5 minutes.
Place the burger patty in the air fryer basket and air fry for 10 minutes if it's thicker (½ inch or 2.5 cm) and 5 minutes if it's thinner (¼ inch or 1.25 cm). Turn them once halfway.
1 frozen burger
Check the inner temperature and make sure it's at least 150°F (65°C), then immediately wrap in aluminium foil and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
Make sure the inner temperature has reached 165°F (70°C), and serve!
This recipe for frozen burgers in air fryer was created in a Philips HD9252/90 Air Fryer*. Cooking time can vary with your air fryer model.
Tips & tricks
Preheat the air fryer for best results
Don't defrost the burgers, cook them straight from frozen
If you want to add extra seasoning do so when flipping the burger
Cook in a single layer - you can cook multiple burgers at the same time, but make sure they are not overlapping
Allow the burgers to rest for the juiciest result
The burgers don't need to be done when removing them from the air fryer - the temperature will keep rising a few degrees when resting
Adjust cook time depending on the thickness of the burgers - this can vary a lot! I find 5+5 minutes cooking plus 5 minutes resting is great for thicker patties, and 3+2 minutes cooking plus 5 minutes resting for thinner patties.
Use a meat thermometer to ensure your burgers are not under or over cooked - the inner temperature should reach 165°F (70°C) after resting which means it needs to be at least 150°F (65°C) before wrapping in foil
Cook time can vary with different air fryers
Store any leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days - but I recommend not air frying more than you will finish