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If you are looking for some delicious ways to cook ground beef in the air fryer, then it doesn’t get any better than this binge worthy list of air fryer ground beef recipes.

Or if you live in the UK or Australia, you might call them the best air fryer mince recipes. Either way, they are a great way to cook in your air fryer.

We originally shared our favourite air fryer ground beef recipes back in 2020, but as we have air fried more and more delicious foods, we have more and more to add to the growing collection!

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Air Fryer Ground Beef Recipes
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Ground Beef In The Air Fryer

Here in the Milners household we only meal prep at Christmas and rarely pre plan what we are going to eat.

Yet we spend very little on groceries compared to other families we know and rarely eat out or get a takeaway.

Last time I did the maths it worked out that we spent about $270 to feed the 5 of us per month.

Our routine is simple. We have a freezer full of meat that we have previously bought while on clearance or on the supermarket weekly deals and we decide the night before which meat we want to eat the next day.

Our freezer is loaded with ham, ground beef, chicken, turkey, as well as leftover meals that we have saved for another day.

You will also find plenty of vegetables in our freezer and in our fridge as well as a well stocked pantry.

Our ground beef will be in packs of 400g, which is perfect for lunch or dinner for our family and we can choose the night before what favourite ground beef recipe we want to eat.

Then the next day the meat and vegetables will go in either the air fryer or the instant pot, or a bit of both and then we will have an easy lunch or dinner on the dining table.

The meat we eat the most is ground beef. Mainly because it is cheap, but also because it is versatile and we always have the ingredients for our ground beef recipes in our panty.

Dominic makes the best cottage pie or burgers, yet I am obsessed with making egg roll in a bowl.

But what I did notice is that as our ground beef recipes have grown, especially for the air fryer, that we don’t have a big fat list that you can all refer back to as a quick reference guide.

So, without further introduction here is our air fryer ground beef recipes.

32 best ever air fryer ground beef recipes

Can You Air Fry Ground Beef?

Absolutely and let me tell you why ground beef in the air fryer is so good!

  • Firstly, you can set and forget your ground beef. Load your ground beef into the air fryer and it will beep when it is done. There is no stirring over a hot stove compared to making a Bolognese in a pan.
  • Secondly, you can cook a lot of air fryer ground beef recipes with zero oil. Perfect for if you are using an air fryer to cut calories.
  • Thirdly, any of your favourite ground beef stove or oven or deep fryer recipes can be cooked in the air fryer. Giving you a lot more scope and ideas of what to air fry next.
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What You Need To Air Fry Ground Beef

To air fry ground beef, I recommend the Philips Air Fryer XL, its my all time favourite air fryer and does the best job. I also have this cheaper alternative that is also in the Milner kitchen and features in a lot of our air fryer recipes.

Then for air fryer accessories I would be lost without my silicone and its perfect for cooking ground beef in the air fryer and many other air fryer recipes to.

The best option is this silicone dish that we use in our air fryer lasagna, then another great option is some smaller silicone dishes like these red ones that we use in many of our frittatas and other recipes but is also fantastic for a taco pie or anything similar.

Then once you have your air fryer and accessories you are ready for ground beef recipes in the air fryer.

Top 10 Air Fryer Ground Beef Recipes

Top 10 Ground Beef Recipes in The Air Fryer

Air Fryer Ground Beef – Lets start from the beginning and make air fryer ground beef. Its amazing how well the air fryer cooks it, and you can toss it in some tomato sauce for a quick Bolognese.

Air Fryer Lasagna – Following on from a similar theme, you must try air fryer lasagna as its amazing.

Air Fryer Meatball Sub – If you love subway and are looking for a homemade version then you must do a sub in the air fryer.

Air Fryer Frozen Meatballs – Or make your meatball sub even easier by throwing into the air fryer frozen meatballs and then serving them inside our air fryer part baked bread.

Air Fryer Hamburgers – Or if you love a burger, try a homemade hamburger in the air fryer. Then load it up with your favourite burger garnish and your favourite burger buns.

Air Fryer Frozen Burgers – Or take the easier route and cook air fryer frozen hamburgers in the air fryer. You can also add to them your favourite cheese and burger buns for a quick air fryer dinner.

Air Fryer Whopper – You can also make yourself a Burger King copycat in the air fryer and then make a homemade fakeaway on a fraction of the takeaway cost.

Air Fryer Burger In A Bowl – This is also a fantastic healthier alternative to air fryer burgers. Think of it like an air fryer burger salad that has everything that a Big Mac has minus the burger bun.

Air Fryer Meatloaf – You will love meatloaf in the air fryer and OMG so easy to cook. You can mix and match flavours, add cheese, have it with or without ketchup and then warm up the leftovers in the air fryer.

Air Fryer Chimichangas – Looking for a super easy Mexican recipe to cook in the air fryer, then look no further than some ground beef chimichangas.

More Air Fryer Recipes Using Ground Beef

Here are few more air fryer ideas using ground beef for you to also try out:

Beyond Air Fryer Ground Beef

Even though ground beef is the most popular option, I also have other ground meat in the freezer too, that I love to cook with in the air fryer.

Such as lamb, pork, chicken, turkey, or even venison.

You can mix and match and follow our other mince recipes and then swap out the meat to whichever you have in.

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About Sam & Dom

Hi! I am Sam and along with my chef hubby Dom we love sharing with you easy everyday recipes using kitchen gadgets. We are also the authors of The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook, an amazing air fryer cookbook filled with 140+ everyday air fryer recipes.

Beyond the air fryer we also love the instant pot, slow cooker, soup maker, ninja foodi, pie marker and several other kitchen gadgets.

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  1. Just found you on Pinterest. You are a life saver. Can’t believe how many fantastic recipes you have. You are definitely the Air Fryer Diva❤️

  2. Thanks a fantastic list of ground beef recipes or in the UK i believe it is called minced beef, i have tried most of these and they have been excellent.