Air-Fryer Bacon Cheeseburgers

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
This juicy burger only takes minutes to cook in your air fryer. I enjoy topping it with crispy bacon and my special fry sauce. —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah
Air-Fryer Bacon Cheeseburgers Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 4 hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • 8 cooked bacon strips
  • 1/2 cup french-fried onions
  • Optional: Lettuce leaves and sliced tomato


  1. Preheat air fryer to 350°. In a large bowl, combine Worcestershire sauce, garlic, seasoned salt and pepper. Add beef; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into four 1/2-in.-thick patties.
  2. In batches, place burgers in a single layer on tray in air-fryer basket. Cook until a thermometer reads 160°, 8-10 minutes, turning halfway through cooking. Remove burgers from basket. Top with cheese; cover until cheese is melted, 1-2 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, ketchup, vinegar and honey; spread over cut sides of buns. Top bun bottoms with bacon, burgers, french-fried onions and, if desired, lettuce and tomato. Replace tops.

Test Kitchen tip
  • If you don’t have an air fryer, you can make this recipe on a gas or charcoal grill.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 burger: 708 calories, 46g fat (16g saturated fat), 124mg cholesterol, 1277mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 39g protein.