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Air-Fried Pizza Burgers
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
I love using the air fryer for burgers, especially in the winter when the grill is not as easily accessible. The burgers get hit with that direct hot air from the air fryer fan and the grease drips away into the bottom drawer of the air fryer.
Course: Entrées
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef
Servings: 4
Calories: 534 kcal
  • 1 pound meatloaf mix ground beef, veal and pork
  • 1 tablespoon minced onion
  • cup chopped pepperoni or mini pepperoni slices
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 6 ounces sliced mozzarella cheese
  • 4 crusty round rolls ciabatta rolls or focaccia bread
  1. Place the meatloaf mixture, minced onion, pepperoni, tomato paste, Italian seasoning salt and pepper in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly until well combined. Divide the meat into 4 equal portions and then form the hamburgers, being careful not to over-handle the meat. One good way to do this is to throw the meat back and forth between your hands like a baseball, packing the meat each time you catch it. Flatten the balls into patties, making an indentation or divot in the center of each patty. This will help keep the burger flat as it cooks.
  2. Split the rolls in half and brush the cut side with a little olive oil.
  3. Pre-heat the air fryer to 370ºF.
  4. Air-fry the burger patties for 15 minutes, flipping them over halfway through the cooking time. Spoon a little pizza sauce on each burger and top with the sliced mozzarella cheese. Air-fry at 370°F for 3 more minutes until the cheese has melted.
  5. Remove the burgers from the air fryer and let them rest. Place the rolls, cut side up into air fryer. Air-fry at 380°F for 2 to 3 minutes to toast the rolls.
  6. Transfer the rested burgers to the toasted rolls, sprinkle a little more Italian seasoning on top and serve immediately.

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Nutrition Facts
Air-Fried Pizza Burgers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 534 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 116mg39%
Sodium 1426mg59%
Potassium 305mg9%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 43g86%
Vitamin A 530IU11%
Vitamin C 5.2mg6%
Calcium 349mg35%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.