Air Fryer Cheesy Beef Stuffed Potato Cakes

Air Fryer Cheesy Beef Stuffed Potato Cakes

Indulge in a savory delight with these Air Fryer Cheesy Beef Stuffed Potato Cakes! A fusion of comfort food and culinary innovation, these golden brown beauties are sure to tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving more. Picture this: fluffy mashed potatoes embracing a rich, seasoned beef filling, all encased in a crispy, cheese-infused crust. And the best part? They’re cooked to perfection in the air fryer, meaning you can enjoy that irresistible crunch with a fraction of the oil. Whether served as a crowd-pleasing appetizer, a satisfying snack, or a hearty meal paired with your favorite sides, these potato cakes are bound to become a new family favorite. Get ready to elevate your culinary repertoire with this deliciously inventive twist on a classic dish!”


  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Cooking spray


  1. Prepare the Potatoes:
    • Place the diced potatoes in a pot of salted water and bring to a boil. Cook until tender, about 10-12 minutes. Drain and mash the potatoes in a large bowl.
  2. Cook the Beef Mixture:
    • In a skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add the ground beef and cook until browned, breaking it apart with a spoon as it cooks.
    • Add the chopped onion, bell pepper, and garlic to the skillet with the beef. Cook until the vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Combine Potato and Beef Mixture:
    • Mix the cooked beef and vegetable mixture with the mashed potatoes in the large bowl. Stir in the shredded cheddar cheese until well combined.
  4. Form Potato Cakes:
    • Take a scoop of the potato mixture and shape it into a small patty. Repeat with the remaining mixture.
  5. Coat with Breadcrumbs:
    • Place the breadcrumbs in a shallow dish. Dip each potato cake into the beaten egg, then coat it with breadcrumbs, pressing gently to adhere.
  6. Air Fry:
    • Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
    • Lightly coat the air fryer basket with cooking spray. Arrange the potato cakes in a single layer in the basket, leaving some space between each cake.
    • Spray the tops of the potato cakes with cooking spray.
    • Air fry for 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway through, until the potato cakes are golden brown and crispy.
  7. Serve:
    • Once cooked, remove the potato cakes from the air fryer and let them cool for a few minutes before serving.
    • Enjoy your delicious Air Fryer Cheesy Beef Stuffed Potato Cakes!

Feel free to adjust the seasoning or add any other ingredients you prefer to personalize this recipe to your taste!

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