Ninja Foodi Ground Beef

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How to cook air fryer ground beef perfectly in just a few minutes. The best part is that the grease drains away for extra lean protein.

Ninja Foodi Ground Beef

Making air fryer ground beef has been a game changer for us! Fat drains away and it’s browned in just 5 minutes flat! An easy air fryer recipe you can use in a multitude of other meals. (affiliate links present)

We buy half a cow every year. With that said we make a lot of easy ground beef recipes year round. You too can buy meat in bulk online. It saves money and trips to the store, I love it. With all the different cuts we get, we cook this the most often by far. There are so many recipes for it we love.

Whether I use it inside our very popular Instant Pot spaghetti recipe, or just mix in taco seasoning, I make this at least once a week. I love the fact that the fat and grease drain away automatically and browns it nicely in no time at all. You could use this same technique with ground turkey, chicken or even ground sausage.

If you love air fryer recipes too, here are some resources to start with:

Ninja Foodi Ground Beef

In Ninja Foodie, how do you prepare ground beef?

Break up the ground beef and place it in the air fryer basket in an overlapping pattern. If desired, some diced onions could be added to the top.

Close basket and cook for a total of 5 minutes at 380F, breaking up meat every 3 minutes. Set for 1 minute more if you want it done faster after 5 minutes.

Remove the basket, drain the fat in the bottom drawer, and use the hamburger meat as desired.

Put ground beef in a bowl if you want to prepare tacos. On top of that, sprinkle a packet of dry taco seasoning, then pour 1/4 cup of water or beef broth on top. Serve after stirring to coat the meat.

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.


How do you cook ground beef in Ninja Foodi?

And thanks to the Ninja Foodi, it’s also so easy to make! You’ll sauté the ground beef right in the Ninja Foodi pot, add the rest of the ingredients, then let it pressure cook to perfection. It couldn’t be simpler!

Can you make ground beef in a ninja?

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.

Can you air fry a hamburger in a Ninja Foodi?

You cook burgers in the Ninja Foodi either by using the air fryer basket or by loading them on the Ninja trivet and pressure cooking. Because the Ninja Foodi is an air fryer and a pressure cooker you have the choice of pressure cooking burgers or air frying burgers.

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