Air Fryer Mom’s Olive Burgers Recipe

Air Fryer Mom’s Olive Burgers Recipe

My mom would reminisce about the olive burgers she would get at Coney Island when she was a girl. After a little trial and error, I made her a version that was just like the ones she remembered.



  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2 tsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. onion powder
  • ½ cup sliced green olives with pimientos, drained
  • ¼ cup Miracle Whip or mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp. stone-ground mustard
  • 4 hamburger buns, toasted
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese, optional
  • Bibb lettuce leaves, optional

1. In a large bowl, combine the beef, soy sauce, Worcestershire, garlic powder and onion powder, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into four ½-in.-thick patties, indenting the center slightly.

2. Preheat air fryer to 350°. Arrange patties in a single layer on greased tray in air-fryer basket. Cook until a thermometer reads 160°, roughly 8-10 minutes turning once.

3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine olives, Miracle Whip and mustard. Serve burgers on buns with olive mixture. If desired, top with feta cheese and lettuce.

1 burger with 2 Tbsp. olive mixture: 400 cal., 21g fat (6g sat. fat), 75mg chol., 814mg sod., 26g carb. (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 25g pro.


Want even more olives? Finely chop ½ cup and add to the beef mixture before forming into patties.

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