How to Cook Ground Beef in the Air Fryer Plus A Few of My Favorite Ground Beef Recipes

Can You Cook Ground Beef in the Air Fryer?

Since getting my air fryer a couple of years ago, I have been amazed with what I can cook in the air fryer. An air fryer is like a mini convection oven. This means, if you can bake, fry, or grill it- you can air fryer it. But what about ground beef? Can you make ground beef in the air fryer? The answer is YES!

Ground beef in the air fryer is simple and easy, just like cooking it on the stovetop. There are two reasons why I like to cook ground beef in the air fryer. First, cleanup is so easy. And second, its more fun!

Today, I am sharing with you several of my favorite ground beef recipes to make in the air fryer. You can watch me make some of them in this YouTube video.

How to Cook Ground Beef in the Air Fryer

Before I share my favorite recipes with you, we first need to know how to cook ground beef in the air fryer. Here are two things you will want to keep in mind.

1. Break your meat apart.

Using a knife or a meat grinder, gently break up the meat so that it will cook evenly and thoroughly in the air fryer. If you are breaking up the meat with a metal knife or meat grinder, do this on a plate or cutting board. Then transfer it to the air fryer basket. If you have a silicone tool that you are using, you can do this inside the air fryer basket.

2. Use a silicone spatula

Like cooking ground beef on the stove top, you will need to check on the beef occasionally to break it up further. I love to use a silicone spatula to do this. Silicone products are great for the air fryer because they won’t ruin the coating of the air fryer basket.

Check out the full recipe of how to make ground beef in the air fryer.

The Best Way to Make Ground Beef in the Air Fryer

Beef in the air fryer is one of the simplest air fryer recipes you will ever make! This is a great recipe to try out if you are an air fryer beginner! You will love this one!
Air fryer ground beef is healthier, quicker, and one of the easiest air fryer recipes around!
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11 of the Best Ground Beef Recipes in the Air Fryer

Here are a few of my favorite ground beef recipes to try in your air fryer! Not only are these recipes delicious, but they are also so easy to make! Check them out!

Keto Taco Bites Recipe

You don't have to be eating keto or low carb to enjoy these mini taco bites. My whole family loves them! Keto taco bites in 30 minutes or less and they freeze well too!
Check out this recipe

Air Fryer Empanadas

A quick and simple air fryer dinner that is so delicious and packed with fresh flavors!
Check out this recipe

Best Juicy Burger Recipe Ever

Best juicy burger recipe
This recipe for the best juicy burgers ever is easy and delicious! So much better than frozen burger patties!
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Air Fryer Zucchini Boats

A quick and easy, low carb dinner in the air fryer! These air fryer zucchini boats are simple to make and are bursting with all the right, fresh summer flavors. With only 5-ingredients, this recipe will be just what your family needs this summer!
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Copycat Cheesecake Factory Cheeseburger Egg Rolls in the Air Fryer

You will never have to go to the Cheesecake Factory again after making this delicious cheeseburger egg roll copycat recipe. You'll love this tasty and simple air fryer recipe; it's one of my favorite go-to meals for dinner.
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Taco Foldover Quesadilla

taco foldover quesadilla
Have you seen the viral Tik Tok recipe - Beef Foldover Quesadilla Hack? It's easy, fun, and delicious! The whole family loves it!
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Quick and Easy Freezer Meal Meatballs and Glaze for the Air Fryer

This easy homemade meatballs with a sweet glaze recipe is tasty and simple. Prepare and freeze these meatballs and then cook them later in the air fryer!
Check out this recipe

Quick and Easy Stuffed Peppers in the Air Fryer

Tasty and quick stuffed peppers in the air fryer are the perfect weekday meal!
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Kid-Approved Meatloaf in the Air Fryer

My picky eaters who don’t really like meatloaf LOVE this one and request it often. You will fall in love with this recipe in the air fryer because it is way more fun than making traditional meatloaf and saves you a lot of time too!
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How to Make Nachos in the Air Fryer

Air Fryer nachos is my favorite go-to dinner recipe. The kids also love to whip this one up after school for a quick, fun snack.
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Final Thoughts

Cooking ground beef in the air fryer has never been more fun and simple! With the two tips I shared today and the 11 ground beef recipe ideas, you are ready to start cooking! Which air fryer ground beef recipe are you going to try first? Share with us in the comments below!

More air fryer recipes that I love

How to use an air fryer

Ingredients: Ground Beef
Meal Type: Recipe Roundup, Tips, Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
Categories: Meat and Poultry, Air Fryer

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