This Air Fryer Beef Tenderloin Recipe make a perfect dinner! This recipe makes a juicy tenderloin with a light coating of olive oil and delicious spices. This recipe will become your new favorite way to cook beef tenderloin.
Pair this recipe with your favorite sides or Air Fryer Roast Potatoes, Air Fryer Butternut Squash, and Frozen Sweet Potato Fries in the Air Fryer! Whether it's for a fancy dinner, or a weeknight quick dinner, this Air Fryer Beef Tenderloin will surely become one of your favorite meals!
Why You'll Love This Air Fryer Beef Tenderloin Recipe
You'll love this Air Fryer Beef Tenderloin for several reasons. It is a nice steak dinner that uses incredibly tender cuts of beef, making them easy to cut into and providing tons of flavor.
This recipe is done in just a few minutes of cooking time. Which makes it a perfect option for busy people who still want to eat delicious meals! You can also try Air Fryer Filet Mignon and Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin.
Ingredients Needed to Air Fry Beef Tenderloin
- Trimmed Beef Tenderloin (1 ½ - 2 lb.)
- Olive Oil
- Kosher Salt
- Pressed Fresh Garlic Cloves-about 2-3 cloves
- Ground Black Pepper
How to Make Beef Tenderloin
I use a Cosori 5.8 Quart Air Fryer Oven. No all air fryers are the same, total time cooking may need to be adjusted by a few minutes.
Let meat rest at room temperature on the counter for about 30 minutes.
Pat beef tenderloin dry with paper towels, and then brush or drizzle oil on each tenderloin.
In a small bowl, combine salt, pepper, and garlic. Rub spices on both sides of tenderloin. Place tenderloin into the Air Fryer basket.
Cook steak in the Air Fryer at 400º degrees F for 13-15 minutes, turning halfway through the cooking time. Use a meat thermometer to check for doneness.
Let steak rest in its own juice for 5-10 minutes before serving to complete the cooking process.
If you only have thinner steaks, you will need to reduce the cook time. Monitor the internal temperature of the steaks to check for doneness.
To give this recipe extra flavor, you can pair red wine, steak sauce, lemon juice, sweet potatoes, garlic butter, herb butter, and blue cheese. You can also use your favorite steak seasoning, like Montreal Steak Seasoning. This steak is delicious with air fryer vegetables.
You can store beef tenderloin in an airtight container for 3-5 days in the refrigerator.
You don't have to use the exact seasonings listed above. Those seasonings are just what we like to use for this recipe. You can add whatever kind you want! We recommend garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, or your favorite dry rub!
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Air Fryer Beef Tenderloin
- 1 Air Fryer
- 2 pounds Beef Tenderloins
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon fresh garlic about 2-3 garlic cloves, pressed
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- Let meat rest at room temperature on the counter for about 30 minutes.
- Pat beef tenderloin dry with paper towels, and then brush or drizzle oil on each tenderloin.
- In a small bowl, salt, garlic, and black pepper. Rub spices on both sides of tenderloin.
- Place tenderloin into the Air Fryer basket. Cook steak in the Air Fryer at 400º degrees F for 13-15 minutes, turning halfway through the cooking time. Use a meat thermometer to check for doneness.
- Let steak rest in its own juice for 5-10 minutes before serving to complete the cooking process.
- Lovely Crispy Crust: To get a lovely crispy crust on your steaks, use the recommended amount of olive oil and no more. Too much oil causes the meat not to crisp up and leaves you with super greasy cuts of meat.
- Internal Temperature: The internal temperature of the tenderloins should be 135-140ºF for medium-rare, 150ºF for medium, and 160ºF for well-done. To get the correct temperature, you can check the internal doneness temperature with an instant-read thermometer, a digital meat thermometer, or an old-school meat thermometer!
- Resting Time: Resting time is crucial because the meat absorbs juices while it's resting. If you cut into the meat while it's still cooking, you will end up with a less juicy steak.
*Nutritional information is a calculated guesstimate. Please note that this can change with different brands and modifications you may make to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements you're using with each recipe.