These Cheese-Stuffed Air Fryer Burgers are guaranteed to be a hit at your next family dinner! Each hearty burger patty is stuffed with melty, cheesy goodness. The air fryer makes preparing them a breeze!
Prep Time10 minutesminutes
Cook Time10 minutesminutes
Total Time20 minutesminutes
For the burger patties:
1tablespoonWorcestershire sauce, optional
1teaspoonsalt, or garlic salt
1teaspoonfreshly ground black pepper
1cupshredded cheese, cheddar, gouda, etc.
Ketchup or BBQ Sauce
In a large bowl, use your hands or a wooden spoon to work the Worcestershire, salt, pepper and onion powder into the ground beef. Ensure that the seasonings are evenly distributed throughout the beef.
Form the burger patties: Divide the beef into four equal sized pieces. Working with one piece of ground beef at a time, form the beef into a thin, disc-shaped patty and top with a spoonful of cheddar cheese. Wrap the patty around the cheese and roll in your hands to seal the cheese inside. Use your hands to press the beef into a patty about one inch thick.
Place all four beef patties in an air fryer basket and cook for 7 minutes. Flip the patties and cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes, until burgers are cooked through and an instant read meat thermometer reaches 160°F.
Top your burgers with your favorite fixings, serve, and enjoy!
Storage: Store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days.Reheat: When you are ready to reheat your patties, simply add them back in the air fryer for about 2 minutes at 360°F, or until the center of the burger is heated through.Freeze: For uncooked burgers, form them and then freeze them with wax paper between each patty, in a freezer bag, airtight container, or just wrapped in a double layer of plastic wrap. They’ll keep for up to three months. Thaw for 24 hours before cooking for best results. You can also freeze leftover, cooked patties the same way – just cool them down first. Thaw overnight before heating and serving.Cheese Notes: In addition to sharp cheddar cheese, you can also use smoked gouda, pepper jack, mild cheddar, and colby jack cheese. I have even done them stuffed with sliced brie! Each of these cheeses melts down beautifully as the burger cooks.Seasoning: We like to lightly season our burger patties in order to get the most natural flavor out of the patty as possible; however, if you are looking to add some extra seasoning to your burgers you can never go wrong with Montreal steak seasoning. It is great for flavoring burgers as well as steak.Flipping: Flipping the burgers helps ensure that each side of the burger cooks all the way through. Remember to check to make sure your burger reaches an internal temperature of at least 160°F, using a meat thermometer.