Air Fryer Cheese Burger Onion Rings

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An appetizer that is meant to impress!

Onion rings are one of those things that you can enjoy when out to dinner, but you can make them even heartier with these Air Fryer Cheese Burger Onion Rings. 

They are super simple to make and make for a great appetizer for your family and friends. Not to mention, anything with cheese is always a plus for me! 

Have you tried some of our other air fryer appetizer recipes that are super simple to make and of course delicious?

 

Ingredients and Supplies You’ll Need to Make Air Fryer Cheese Burger Onion Rings:

Ingredients:

  • Ground beef
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Onion powder
  • Cheddar cheese cut into 1-inch (2 cm) squares
  • White onion
  • Flour
  • Eggs, beaten
  • Panko breadcrumbs
  • Oil, for frying
  • Ketchup

Supplies

 

How can you tell when they are done?

When you think the cheese burger onion rings might be done, the best way to make sure they are truly done is to test them with an instant read thermometer

The ideal internal temperature for this recipe is about 160 degrees F or 71 degrees C to make sure it is safe to consume.

Center options 

For this onion ring recipe, you will use cheese as the filling. Normally we use cheddar cheese that is cut into squares (or you can speed it up and buy the cube blocks of cheese that are normally for snacking). 

But, if you want you can either use a different kind of cheese or even multiple types of cheese. 

Here are a few great options:

  • Pepper jack
  • Mozzarella
  • Swiss
  • Provolone
  • White cheddar

 

How to Make Air Fryer Cheese Burger Onion Rings:

Step 1: Make the burger meat mixture

In a bowl, start by mixing together the ground beef, salt, pepper, and onion powder until it is well combined. 

Step 2: Prepare the onions

Peel and slice the onion into 1-centimeter (½ inch) rings. Detach the rings from each other.

Step 3: Build the cheese burger

 

Take a spoonful of the beef mixture and press it into the bottom of an onion ring.

After you have the bottom beef portion in place, push a cheddar square into the center of the beef.

Now, seal the top with another spoonful of the beef over top of the cheese and press it flat.

When you are done with one, repeat these same steps with the rest of the onion rings.

Step 4: Batter the onion ring

To start place the flour, eggs, and bread crumbs into three separate bowls.

When everything is set up dip one ring at a time into the flour, shaking off excess, then into the egg, the bread crumbs. 

Repeat the same steps with the remaining prepared rings.

Step 5: Fry the cheese burger onion rings

After you are done dipping the onions in Panko bread crumbs mixture, place them in the air fryer basket, and spray each one with oil.

Then, air fry the rings for 12 minutes at 350 degrees F or 177 degrees C. 

Check the internal temp, flip the rings, spray with oil once more.

Then continue to cook the onion rings at 400 degrees F or 200 degrees C for an additional 3-4 minutes or until cooked thru (reaching an internal temperature of 160 degrees F or 71 degrees C) and are golden-brown.

Now, remove the cooked onion rings and serve them with ketchup!

 

Give these a try too! 

Honestly, the air fryer is such a great kitchen tool. But, the air fryer shines extra bright when you need to make appetizers. Here are my family favorites that we make often. 

Family favorite appetizers:

Final Thoughts

Have you been looking for a new fun and tasty appetizer recipe that both you and your kids will love?

Well, this air fryer cheese burger recipe is exactly what you need, and will not be disappointed. 

Not only is the blend of hamburger meat perfectly seasoned, but the combination of the beef, cheese, onion, and breading makes it the best appetizer recipe. It is flavorful and filling!

 

Family dessert recipes to make in the air fryer!

  1. Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies
  2. Gooey Mini S’mores Pies in the Air Fryer
  3. Air Fryer Cream Cheese Chimichangas
  4. Air Fryer Hocus Pocus Buns
  5. Easiest Air Fryer Fried Oreos
  6. Air Fryer 5 Ingredient Peach Cobbler

Air fryer tips and tricks

 

Air Fryer Cheese Burger Onion Rings

A fun spin on onion rings - Air Fryer Cheese Burger Onion Rings! With all of the flavor and even more protein.
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Print Rate
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Serves: 6
Adjust Servings: 6

Equipment

  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • 3 Small bowls
  • Oil sprayer
  • Spatula

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a bowl, mix together the ground beef, salt, pepper, and onion powder.
  • Peel and slice the onion into 1-centimeter (½ inch) rings. Detach the rings from each other.
  • Take a spoonful of the beef mixture and press it into the bottom of a ring.
  • Push a cheddar square into the center of the beef.
  • Seal the top with another spoonful of the beef, pressing it flat.
  • Repeat with the rest of the rings.
  • Place the flour, eggs, and bread crumbs into three separate bowls.
  • Dip a ring into the flour, shaking off excess, then into the egg, the bread crumbs.
  • Repeat with the remaining rings.
  • Place in the air fryer basket, spray with oil.
  • Air fry the rings for 12 minutes at 350 °F. Check the internal temp, flip the rings, spray with oil, and cook at 400 °F for an additional 3-4 minutes or until cooked thru (160F) and golden-brown.
  • Remove and serve with ketchup!

Nutrition

Calories: 525kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 27g | Sodium: 835mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g

 

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Ingredients: Cheddar cheese, Cooking Oil, Egg, Flour, Ground Beef, Ketchup, Onion, Onion Powder, Panko, Pepper, Salt
Meal Type: Appetizers and Snacks
Categories: Finger Food and Dips

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