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Hamburger steak in the air fryer

In your air fryer, make Air Fryer Poor Man's Steak, which is a hearty stuffed hamburger patty with cheese, bacon, and pickled jalapenos. It's ready in no time!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 13 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Course burger
Cuisine American, country united state, southern united state
Servings 4 burgers
Calories 520 kcal


  • air fryer


  • 4 slices  slices cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • salt adjust to taste
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 1 lb  ground beef chuck This recipe can also be made with lean ground beef. I don't think it's a good idea, though.


  • The oven should be 350 degrees. In a bowl, mix ground chuck with salt and pepper. Make patties (I made 4) and put them in the Air fryer. They will cook. In my air fryer, I could only fit two people at a time at a time.
  • Turn the food over and cook for another 6. Each patty should have some cheese on it about a minute before it is done cooking. To remove the patties from the air fryer when the cheese has melted, turn off the machine.
  • Air fry the burger buns for 1 minute to make them a little more crispy, then serve them.
  • Build your own burger the way you want it to be done. I used mayo, ketchup, lettuce, tomato, and onion in my sandwich.
  • Repeat all the same with the second batch.


It will take a little longer to cook frozen patties.
I think it's best to use a ground chuck to make hamburgers that are juicy and full of fat. Use lean beef, but keep an eye on your burgers. If you overcook them, they'll be dry.
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