2burger buns, we use brioche (gluten-free if needed)
4-5tablespoonvegan or regular mayo
2cheddar slices (vegan if needed, we like Chao)
1smallred onion, sliced
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!
StorageThis burger is best when fresh. I don't recommend cooking it ahead of time.ReheatingAir 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.