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Beyond burger on a wooden cutting board layered with white parchment paper.

Air Fryer Beyond Burger Recipe

Petranka
This Air Fryer Beyond Burger is easy to prepare and ready in just 10 minutes! It's tender, smoky, and full of flavor in every bite. Vegan and gluten-free!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Gluten-free, Vegan
Servings 2
Calories 248 kcal

Equipment

  • Air fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 package (2 patties) Beyond Burger, thawed
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of black pepper

For assembling the burger (optional)

  • 2 burger buns, we use brioche (gluten-free if needed)
  • 4-5 tablespoon vegan or regular mayo
  • 2 cheddar slices (vegan if needed, we like Chao)
  • 3-4 lettuce leaves
  • 1 small tomato, sliced
  • 1 small red onion, sliced

Instructions
 

Cook the patties

  • Preheat your air fryer to 350ºF (180ºC).
  • Season the patties with salt and black pepper on both sides, rubbing gently.
  • Using a spatula, transfer them to the basket of your air fryer. Air fry for 8-9 minutes, flipping halfway through. You know they're ready when the inner temperature has reached 165 degrees F (74 C). The patties should be golden brown on the outside and pink on the outside.

Assemble the burger

  • Cut your brioche buns in the middle. Spread mayo on the inner side of the top and bottom halves.
  • Layer lettuce, one beyond patty, cheddar, tomato slices, and red onion. Repeat with the second burger. Serve!

Notes

Storage
This burger is best when fresh. I don't recommend cooking it ahead of time.
Reheating
Air fryer: Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F (180 C). Add the patties and cook for 1 minute on each side (2 minutes in total), or until the inner temperature has reached 165 degrees F (74 C).
Expert Tips
  • Pay attention to smoke. If you see smoke coming out of your air fryer, open the basket and let it escape. In that case, it's best to place your air fryer below or near your kitchen hood.
  • No need to spray with cooking spray or oil. The patties have enough fat in them so that they won't stick. Your air fryer basket will get pretty greasy.
  • Adjust the cooking time if needed. Every air fryer is different, so make sure to check on the burgers after 10 minutes or so.
  • If you want to add cheese, add a thin slice to the burger and press it down so that it sticks to the patty. This keeps the cheese from flying off the patty during air frying. Then, cook for 1-2 minutes, or until melty.
  • Serve it right away. This beyond burger is best enjoyed warm and fresh.
 
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated without optional ingredients and for the beef patty only. If you use the optional ingredients and make a burger, the estimated calories will be roughly 675 per serving.
Keyword air fryer, beyond burger, beyond meat, vegan burger, vegetarian burger