This is such an awesome Air Fryer Hack, which I have been doing for years. Today, I wanted to share this recipe for you on How To Cook Ground Beef In The Air Fryer.
I actually did this first with my son and his friends at a hotel, during a hockey tournament we made Taco Meat in the Air Fryer, and I thought, wow this is so, so cool.
If you have never made taco meat or cooked ground meat in the Air Fryer, let me tell you, it’s so easy, and best of all, you will only have one pan to clean! It’s truly easy peasy.
If you are looking for other Air Fryer Ground Beef Recipes, some of my favorites are AIR FRYER BEEF TACO SALAD, AIR FRYER CHEESY BEEF ENCHILADAS, AIR FRYER CHEESEBURGER SLIDERS, and AIR FRYER, BEEF EMPANADA RICE BOWL.
WHY COOK GROUND BEEF IN THE AIR FRYER?
The truth is, it is so easy, and you don’t even have to watch it; it’s so simple. You can make this any time, camping while staying at a hotel, while you do not have access to a stove or skillet.
It’s easy, and at the end, all you need to do is drain out the fat.
Another great option is this way will really allow you to season your meat, so whether you want beef fajitas, taco, or another seasoning mix, it is simple, and it will be delicious.
Ingredients Needed For Cooking Ground Beef In The Air Fryer
- Lean Ground Beef
- Black Pepper
- Other Seasonings
How To Cook Ground Beef In The Air Fryer
This recipe will work with either frozen or fresh ground beef. You can choose any seasonings that you want. Today, I used simple seasonings, but if you want to make Taco meat, add the taco seasonings to the ground beef and mix well.
Add your ground beef to the baking pan, and then season it with salt, pepper, and seasoning mix. Use a spatula to break up the meat.
Set the pan into the Air Fryer Basket and set the temperature to 400 degrees F, air fryer setting, and air fry for 10 minutes. Use your spatula to stir about halfway through the cooking process.
Stir well, and then drain.
How long to cook ground beef?
The amount of ground beef and your air fryer will determine how long it will take to air fry your ground beef.
It takes between 8 to 10 minutes. Once the meat starts to turn brown, you can remove it.
What temperature to cook ground beef?
Ground beef should be cooked to a temperature of 160 degrees F.
Use a meat thermometer to check the meat to make sure it’s fully cooked before removing it from your air fryer.
How do you drain ground beef?
I usually pour the cooked ground beef into a colander and then drain it.
Use your spatula to move the meat around so that all of the greases pour out. This will ensure that your meat is drained well.
How long does cooked ground beef last in the refrigerator?
Once you cook ground beef, you should try to use it within 2 days. After that, you can freeze the meat.
To Freeze Cooked Ground Beef: Let the cooked ground beef cool to room temperature, and then place your ground beef into a freezer-safe container. Place the container into the freezer, where it will last 2 to 3 months.
To Use Frozen Ground Beef: To use frozen ground beef, move the frozen ground beef to the refrigerator, where it should thaw overnight. Then use it in your recipe.
What spices go well with ground beef?
The most common spices that will go well with ground beef are to make taco meat, where you would mix in your taco seasoning into the ground beef.
Other Ideas: Garlic Powder, Onion Salt, Red Pepper Flakes, Thyme, and Rosemary.
Some Other Great & Easy Air Fryer Ground Beef Recipes
AIR FRYER ITALIAN MEATLOAF
AIR FRYER PHILLY CHEESESTEAK CALZONES
BLACKSTONE GRIDDLE SMASH BURGERS
AIR FRYER BOURBON BBQ BURGERS
NINJA FOODI AIR FRYER TACO PIE
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How To Cook Ground Beef In The Air Fryer
This is one of the easiest ways to make ground beef in the air fryer. This will become your base of air fryer ground beef recipes. And answers the long-asked question if you can cook ground beef in the air fryer.
- 1-2 Pounds Lean Ground Beef
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1-2 teaspoon steak seasonings
- Add your ground beef to the baking pan, and then season it with salt, pepper, and seasoning mix. Use a spatula to break up the meat.
- Set the pan into the Air Fryer Basket and set the temperature to 400 degrees F, air fryer setting, and air fry for 10 minutes. Use your spatula to stir about halfway through the cooking process.
- .Stir well, and then drain.
- Use in your recipes, as directed.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 353Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 136mgSodium: 485mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 43g
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