These air fryer cheeseburger egg rolls are the perfect game-day appetizer! Filled with spiced beef, shredded cheese, green onions, and dill pickles all wrapped up in an egg roll wrapper and cooked until crispy in the air fryer.
Craving the perfect game day appetizer?!
Well, I got you covered with these air fryer cheeseburger egg rolls!
These babies are PACKED full of spiced ground beef, shredded cheese, green onions, and dill pickles! Then I wrapped them all up in egg rolls wrappers and air fryed them until crispy!
They are great served plain or dipped in ketchup, mustard or even my world famous homemade fry sauce!
Plus, they are turned out extra crispy by cooking them up in the air fryer.
Which if you can’t tell is fastly becoming one of my favorite kitchen appliances!
Ingredients for cheeseburger egg rolls
- Ground beef – Ground beef works well here because we are mimiking the flavors of a cheeseburger and traditinoal burgers are made with ground beef. I usually use 93/7 ground beef but you can opt to use a fattier ground beef since you will be draining off any fat.
- Spices – I added a little granulated garlic, paprika, kosher salt, and black pepper but feel free to use whatever spices you have on hand and love.
- Shredded cheese – I love cheddar cheese on my burgers so that’s what I used here.
- Green onions – Green onions are my favorite so I include thinly sliced whole (that means I included both the white and green parts) green onions in these egg rolls because it brings bring time flavor without being too overpowering.
- Chopped dill pickles – Pickles are such a standard on cheeseburgers they had to be included in these air fryer egg rolls! If you don’t feel like chopping up pickles you can substitute dill pickle relish.
- Egg roll wrappers – This is what wraps up all the filling! You can find egg roll wrappers in most grocery stores near where you find fresh herbs, vegetables, or refridgerated salad dressings.
Substitutions and tips
Love the look of these air fryer cheeseburger egg rolls but wanting to know if you can make any changes?
Well, here are a few tips and substitutions you can use for this recipe:
- Swap out the protein – Not a fan of ground beef? Try using ground chicken, ground buffalo, or even ground pork.
- Add bacon – Love bacon? Add in some fried chopped bacon or even use real bacon bits if you’re short on time. Just remember, adding bacon will add more sodium to the recipe so you may want to adjust the kosher salt amount.
- Use fresh garlic – Not a fan of granulated garlic? Feel free to brown the ground beef with some fresh minced or grated garlic.
- Spice it up even more – Want to add even more flavor to the ground beef? Try adding in onion powder, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, or even steak/burger seasoning.
What is an air fryer?
An air fryer is basically a tabletop convection oven.
It mimics the outcome of a deep fat fryer but without the use of oil. Hot hair is moved around via a fan that quickly and crisply cooks up the food.
The 2 most common air fryers you’ll see are basket style (that is what I have) or convection/toaster oven style.
There are pluses to both but I personally prefer my basket style.
What is the best air fryer to buy?
My biggest tip when it comes to air fryers is to make sure you pick a style that will work the most for your family and the amount of food you will be cooking.
My large basket-style air fryer can cook up to 12 wings, 2-4 servings of french fries, etc. which works well for my household.
Storing egg rolls
Have leftover appetizers? No worries I have you covered!
Store any leftover homemade egg rolls in an air tight container in the refridgerator for up to 3 days.
Reheating egg rolls in the air fryer
If you’re looking to reheat these cheeseburger egg rolls it’s so easy and simple!
Add refridgerated leftover egg rolls to your basket and cook for about 5 minutes at 375 degrees F.
Make sure to keep and eye on the egg rolls just so they don’t burn.
Difference between an egg roll and spring roll
Egg rolls and spring rolls are 2 very different things.
Spring rolls are made out of thing rice or flour wrappers and egg rolls are made out of thicker flour wrappers that are often brushed with egg wash.
Both are delicious but just be sure you’re buying the correct wrappers.
More air fryers recipes
- Love crispy wings? Try my Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings.
- Craving a delicious dog? Try my Air Fryer Hot Dogs.
- Want a childhood classic? Try my Air Fryer Pizza Hot Pockets.
- Need an easy burger recipe? Try my Air Fryer Juicy Lucy Burger.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup chopped dill pickles
- 10 egg roll wrappers
- 1 large egg
- Add the ground beef, garlic powder, paprika, kosher salt, and black pepper to a medium-sized skillet set over medium-high heat.
- Cook, stirring often, and break up the meat until the meat is browned, about 5 minutes.
- After it's browned, drain the grease.
- Let the browned beef set aside until it is cool enough to handle (you don’t want it to melt the cheese), about 10 minutes.
- Add the cooled beef to a large bowl along with the cheese, green onion, and pickles. Stir to combine.
- Add about 1/4 cup of filling to the center of one egg roll wrapper.
- Beat the egg in a small bowl with a splash of water to create an egg wash.
- Brush the egg wash around the edges of the egg roll wrapper to create a seal.
- Roll the wrapper into an egg roll (the same way you could roll a burrito) by folding the bottom point over the filling, then fold the left and right points into the center, and finally by rolling it upward to seal.
- Lightly grease your air fryer basket with olive oil spray and add as many egg rolls as will fit. Make sure to place them seam side down so they don’t explode!
- Brush the tops of the wontons with the egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds or flakey sea salt, if desired.
- Cook at 400 degrees F for 5 minutes. Then flip the egg rolls over and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
- Serve warm, with your choice of dipping sauce.
- Store any leftover egg rolls in an airtight container in the fridge and reheat in the air fryer until warm (about 5 minutes at 375F).
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 272Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 399mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 19g
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