The Best Way to Make Ground Beef in the Air Fryer

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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!

The Easiest Way to Make Ground Beef

Did you know that you can make ground beef in the air fryer? This is something I recently discovered myself! I already knew how to make hamburger patties in the air fryer for this amazing hamburger recipe. But let me tell you, ground beef in the air fryer is so simple! You can cook it in half the time than if you were to cook it on your stove top!

Ground Beef in the Air Fryer

Cook your beef in the air fryer to get easier, quicker, and healthier ground beef for your favorite ground beef recipes

Like I mentioned before, this is probably one of the simplest, underrated air fryer recipes. All you need for this recipe is ground beef of course! Depending on what you are using your beef for, you will also want some seasoning. Like this amazing homemade taco seasoning.

First, preheat your air fryer. If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheat button, set the temperature to 400°F and let it run with nothing in it for 5 minutes.

Once your air fryer is preheated, place your meat inside and break it up. Make sure to not cover the air fryer basket completely, this will restrict air flow. But do break it up enough so that the meat can get thoroughly cooked through.

It only takes about 10 minutes to cook ground beef in the air fryer

Cook the meat for 4 minutes at 380°F. After this, stir the beef around a little bit. If you need to break up the meat more, go ahead and do this now. Then cook the meat for an additional 3 minutes at 380°F.

At this point, your beef should be cooked through. If not, cook for an extra minute or two, until it reaches your liking. Once your meat is cooked, season it to your taste and enjoy!

Enjoy Air Fryer Beef in These Recipes

Air fryer ground beef is a healthier option for so many recipes!

There is so much you can do with your beef that you just cooked in your air fryer. Here are a few of my favorite ground beef recipes that I know you will love!

Final Thoughts

Air fryer ground beef is just one example of how cooking in the air fryer has changed the way I cook. This recipe is one where you can place it in the air fryer and just walk away. However, it’s so quick, that you won’t really have time to walk away! But what I love most about this recipe is that all the grease drains to the bottom of the air fryer, which makes cleaning up so easy!

Air fryer beef is simple, quick, and so much healthier! Cleaning up and cooking meat in the air fryer is so much better than the stove top!

Check out more of my favorite, hands-free air fryer recipes!

Have questions about your air fryer? Check these guides out

Ground beef in the air fryer is easy and takes two times quicker than cooking on your stovetop! I promise this will be one of your new go-to ways to cook your ground beef.

The Best Way to Make Ground Beef in the Air Fryer

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Prep Time: 5 | Cook Time: 8


  • Ground beef, thawed
  • Seasonings to your taste


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400˚F/204˚C for 5 minutes
  2. Place beef in air fryer and break it up
  3. Cook in air fryer at 380˚F/193˚C for 4 minutes
  4. Stir beef and break apart if necessary. Then cook at 380˚F/193˚C for another 3 minutes
  5. Season to taste
Ingredients: Ground Beef
Meal Type: 30-Minute Meals, Main Dish, Popular, 4th of July, Christmas, Fall, Father's Day, Halloween, Mother's Day, Spring, Summer, Super Bowl Party, Thanksgiving, Winter
Categories: Meat and Poultry, Mexican, Air Fryer

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