Air Fryer Steak

This air fryer steak is perfectly cooked and so juicy.

The air fryer creates a wonderfully crispy outer edge while keeping the inside nice and juicy.

The best part is that it doesn’t create a messy grease splatter like pan frying does.

Top the steak with this herb butter garlic that melts over the hot steak creating a luxurious experience when you bite into it.

I find that thicker cuts of steak work best in the air fryer, such as a ribeye, filled mignon or New York strip.

This air fryer recipe is easy to follow and only takes a few minutes to make.

This is a great low carb and keto friendly recipe that is also gluten-free.

A black plate with a ribeye steak in the air fryer with a side of asparagus and potatoes.

Steak in The Air Fryer

Air fryers are a great way to cook steak.

The air fryer circulates hot air around the steak, cooking it evenly and sealing in the juices.

This method produces a juicy and tender steak with a crispy crust every single time.

I also love the fact that cleanup is a breeze with the air fryer.

If you are having a dinner party this is the way to cook your steak.

A black plate with Air Fryer Steak ribeye with a side of asparagus and potatoes.

Ingredients For Air Fryer Steak

– Steak: I used a 1-inch thick ribeye steak for this recipe. You can also use a sirloin, New York strip, or any other thick cut of steak.

– Olive oil: This helps to seal in the juices and keep the steak moist.

– Garlic herb butter: This Garlic Herb Butter is an easy recipe. It’s a compound butter made with garlic, herbs, and butter.

– Salt and pepper: Season the steak with salt and pepper to taste. As always I like to use sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.

How To Cook Steak In An Air Fryer

Preheat the air fryer: Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F.

Coat with olive oil: Coat the steak with olive oil on both sides. This helps to seal in the juices and keep the steak moist.

Season the steak: Season the steak on both sides with salt and pepper, be generous.

Air fry the steak: Place the steak in the air fryer basket and cook for 4 minutes, I like my steak medium rare. (see doneness guide below in the FAQ’s)

Flip the steak: Flip the steak over and cook for an additional 4 minutes, or until it reaches the desired level of doneness.

Remove from the air fryer: Remove the steak from the air fryer and let it rest for 5 minutes before cutting into it.

Tip: Make sure the steak is a room temperature before cooking. I like to take it out of the fridge 30 minutes before cooking. This helps the steak cook evenly. 

To make a complete meal I like to pair this fried steak with:

Mashed Cauliflower

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Creamed Spinach

Roasted Green Beans

A black plate with a ribeye steak in the air fryer with a side of asparagus and potatoes.

FAQ’s About Air Fryer Steak

How Long To Cook Steaks in The Air Fryer?

The cooking time for steak in the air fryer will vary depending on the thickness of the steak.

For a 1-inch thick steak: Cook time should be around 8 minutes for Rare doneness and 10 minutes for Medium doneness

For a 1.5-inch thick steak: Cook time should be around 10 minutes for Rare doneness and 12 minutes for Medium doneness.

What Temperatures Do you Cook Steak Degree Doneness?

Steak doneness is a measure of how cooked a steak is.

There are five degrees of steak doneness: rare, medium rare, medium, medium well, and well done.

Each degree of doneness corresponds to a different level of doneness.

The recommended internal temperature for each degree of doneness is as follows:

– Rare: 120-130°F. Rare steak is red in the center and has a cool, juicy texture.

– Medium rare: 130-140°F. Medium rare steak is pink in the center and has a tender, juicy texture.

– Medium: 140-150°F. Medium steak is slightly pink in the center and has a slightly firm, juicy texture.

– Medium well: 150-160°F. Medium well steak is brown in the center and has a firm, dry texture.

– Well done: 160°F or above. Well done steak is brown throughout and has a dry texture.

Air Fryer Steak Recipe

A black plate with Air Fryer Steak ribeye with a side of asparagus and potatoes.
Yield: 2 servings

Air Fried Steak Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This air fryer steak is perfectly cooked and so juicy. Top the steak with this herb butter garlic that melts over the hot steak creating a luxurious experience when you bite into it. This is a great low carb and keto friendly recipe that is also gluten-free.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F.

  2. Coat the steak with olive oil on both sides. This helps to seal in the juices and keep the steak moist.

  3. Season the steak on both sides with salt and pepper, be generous.

  4. Place the steak in the air fryer basket and cook for 4 minutes, I like my steak medium rare. (see doneness guide below)

  5. Flip the steak over and cook for an additional 4 minutes, or until it reaches the desired level of doneness.

  6. Remove the steak from the air fryer and let it rest for 5 minutes before cutting into it.

Notes

Make sure the steak is a room temperature before cooking. I like to take it out of the fridge 30 minutes before cooking. This helps the steak cook evenly.

Nutrition Information

Yield

2

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 425Total Fat 33gSaturated Fat 13gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 17gCholesterol 122mgSodium 253mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 29g

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