Who doesn’t love a juicy burger? With a recent Instant Pot purchase we decided it was time for a little burger war. Who will win…The Instant Pot or the Air Fryer? Before I reveal the results. Let me share with you how we make them.
- 1 pound of ground beef
- 1 package Lipton Dry Onion Soup mix
- ¼ cup bread crumbs
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
- 1/8 cup BBQ Sauce
- ½ cup shredded cheese (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a bowl, I use a kitchen aid mixer. Shape burger patties into 1” thick (I use a hamburger press).
Instant Pot Burgers:
- Individually wrap each burger in foil or parchment paper and place them on the trivet inside the Instant Pot.
- Add 1/2 cup of water to the bottom of the pot.
- Close and seal the lid, click on manual – high pressure and cook for 10 minutes.
- When the Instant Pot completes cooking time do a quick release.
- Carefully open the lid away from your face and take out the burger patties.
- If you decide to brown the meat, place them under the broiler for 2-3 minutes.
Air Fryer Burgers:
- Preheat Air Fryer on 400°F for 2-3 minutes.
- Place hamburger patties in a single layer in the Air Fryer basket.
- Cook on 400° F for 10 minutes.
- Flip patties then cook another 2-3 minutes until fully cooked.
I learned growing up about dads time in the air force and while on base they had a guy who would show up once a week and sell hotdogs with “relish”. Dad asked him for the recipe and he would make this periodically. If you aren’t careful this can get a little spicy. I vividly remember the longer it sits the hotter it gets. This is very similar to pico de gallo.
- 1/3 cup jalapeño chopped (if you want less heat cut back to 1/4-1/2 cup)
- 1/3 cup white onion chopped
- 1/3 tomato chopped
- 1 teaspoon vinegar
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon cilantro
- Salt and pepper to taste
Mix all the ingredients together and store in an airtight container in the fridge.
And the Winner is….
I have to admit we really liked both burgers, however it was unanimous…the Instant Pot burger won on flavor and level of juiciness. Give it a try and let me know which one you prefer.