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These Air Fryer Cheeseburger Egg Rolls are cooked crispy on the outside and filled with the all-American cheeseburger taste you crave on the inside. Ready in less than 30 minutes, they make a quick and easy appetizer or main course meal. 

Do you love cheeseburgers but get tired of eating them the same way? What about when you come home after a long day of work and you want a good burger, but don’t feel like firing up the grill and fooling with all of the toppings? 

a batch of Air Fryer Cheeseburger Egg rolls on a white plate with a ramekin of sauce and 2 pickle spears

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We’ve transformed the traditional cheeseburger into a tasty bite and it’s a slightly healthier version compared to a regular burger. We say “slightly healthier” because we aren’t using buns and they’re air-fried, which cuts down on the grease. 

But whatever you do, don’t skip the sauce! It’s amazing, reminds me of Big Mac sauce from McDonald’s and it really brings all of the flavors together. If you’re looking for another hearty snack, try out air fryer chicken taquitos or air fried buffalo chicken tenders.

If you like egg rolls…

ingredients needed to make Air Fryer Cheeseburger Egg rolls

Ingredients Needed for Air Fryer Cheeseburger Egg Rolls

Ground beef – I like to use a lean variety to cut down on the grease. You can also substitute ground turkey if preferred.

Bacon – if you don’t feel like frying bacon, use the real bacon bits from the salad section or get the pre-cooked kind you warm up in the microwave.

Onion

Spices: paprika, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, parsley

Apple cider vinegar

Worcestershire sauce

Cheese – we like American cheese from the deli, but you can use your favorite.

Egg roll wrappers

Sesame seeds

Cheeseburger Egg Roll Dipping Sauce Ingredients:

Ketchup

Mayonnaise 

Dill pickles – you can also use dill relish if you have it

Black pepper

How to Make Cheeseburger Egg Rolls in the Air Fryer

Brown the ground beef, onions, and seasonings over medium-high heat until the meat is no longer pink. Drain off the grease. 

browning ground beef and onions in a large skillet and adding seasonings

Stir in Worcestershire sauce and vinegar. 

Lay an egg roll wrapper in front of you so it’s turned in the shape of a diamond. Add two spoonfuls of meat to the center. Top with bacon and cheese. 

meat mixture and cheese being added to an egg roll wrapper

Dip your finger in a little water and wet the edges of the wrapper. Fold in the right and left corners towards the center. Then bring up the bottom and roll, gently squeezing out air as you go. Lightly wet the corner that’s showing so it seals closed. Repeat until all egg rolls are made. 

Preheat the air fryer to 370 degrees F. Place a parchment paper liner in the preheated basket, then add the egg rolls leaving room for air to circulate between each one. Spritz rolls with a little oil. 

before and after of cheeseburger eggs rolls being cooked in the air fryer

Cook for 10 minutes, flipping each one and misting with oil at the halfway point.

In the meantime make the sauce by combining all of the sauce ingredients in a small bowl. You can leave it out or set it in the fridge until you are ready to serve. 

cheeseburger egg roll sauce being made in a white bowl

Garnish the cooked cheeseburger rolls with sesame seeds if desired. Remove egg rolls from the air fryer with tongs and allow them to cool for several minutes before serving. 

Tips for Making 

  • Substitute 1 teaspoon Montreal Steak Seasoning for the salt & pepper in the meat mixture.
  • Double the amount of cheese or swap for your favorite cheese if desired.
  • This recipe can be easily doubled but you’ll need to cook in batches.
  • You can also use spring roll wrappers if you prefer. You’ll want to keep an eye on the cooking time since these wrappers are thinner than egg roll wrappers. 
  • To make this meal even more weeknight friendly, cook the ground beef mixture over the weekend. Store the cooked meat in the refrigerator until you’re ready to make the egg rolls. All that’s left is to reheat the meat, roll up the egg rolls and cook them. Easy peasy!
holding an air fryer cheeseburger egg roll with a bite taken out

How to Store 

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. They will lose their crispiness over time. 

To reheat air fry for 2-3 minutes at 350 degrees F.

To freeze: make egg rolls as directed, up to the point of cooking. Place uncooked, filled egg rolls on a baking tray and flash freeze for 1 hour. Transfer egg rolls to a freezer container or ziptop bag and store in the freezer for up to 1 month. 

To cook frozen egg rolls: allow to thaw overnight in the refrigerator and cook as directed.

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a stack of air fryer cheeseburger egg rolls on a plate next to sauce and pickles with text overlay

Air Fryer Cheeseburger Rolls

These Air Fryer Cheeseburger Egg Rolls are cooked crispy on the outside and filled with the all-American cheeseburger taste you crave on the inside. Ready in less than 30 minutes, they make a quick and easy appetizer or main course meal.
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 9
Calories: 240kcal
Author: Lori @ I Heart Air Frying

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef, 93 or 96% lean
  • 3-4 slices bacon, cooked and diced
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 slices American cheese from the deli
  • 9 egg roll wrappers
  • Sesame seeds, optional

Cheeseburger Egg Roll Dipping Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon diced dill pickles
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Place ground beef, onions and seasonings in a skillet and cook over Medium-High heat until browned and cooked through. Drain off any grease.
  • Add the spices, vinegar and Worcestershire and stir to combine.
  • Lay out an egg roll wrapper in the position of a diamond shape. Place two spoonfuls of meat mixture in the center of the wrapper. Top with bacon and a quarter slice of cheese.
  • Using your finger, lightly wet the edges of the wrapper with water. Fold left and right corners into the center. Then bring the bottom corner up to the center and gently roll the egg rolls shut, squeezing out any air as you roll. Lightly wet the exposed corner to seal it closed. Repeat until all wrappers have been filled.
  • Preheat air fryer to 370 degrees F.
  • Place a parchment paper liner into the preheated air fryer basket and spray the parchment with oil. Place the egg rolls in the basket making sure to leave room between for air to circulate. Spritz egg rolls with oil.
  • Cook for 10 minutes, flipping and spritzing with oil at the halfway point.
  • While the egg rolls are cooking, combine the sauce ingredients and set aside.
  • Sprinkle the cooked egg rolls with sesame seeds if desired.
  • Remove egg rolls from air fryer and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before eating.

Notes

  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. To reheat: air fry for 2-3 minutes at 350 degrees F. Note: the egg rolls will lose their crispiness when stored in the frig.
  • To freeze: make the egg rolls as directed, up to the point of cooking. Place uncooked, filled egg rolls on a baking tray and flash freeze for an hour. Transfer frozen egg rolls  to a freezer container or bag. Can be stored in the freezer for up to 1 month. To cook: allow to thaw overnight in the refrigerator then cook as directed.
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Nutritional Estimate

Serving: 1egg roll | Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 567mg | Potassium: 269mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 167IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 2mg

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