Ribeye steak in the air fryer is an incredibly easy way to make a delicious classic dinner. Done in just minutes, and cooked to perfection, you will not want to cook your steak any other way!
To be honest, the first time I got the steaks ready to cook in the air fryer, my husband was a little skeptical. He is a traditional steak and potatoes guy, and did not want the ribeye to be different than how he grew up eating it for dinner.
Thankfully, he trusted me, so I brushed it with olive oil, and kept it easy with a salt and pepper rub. That is the entire prep to this air fryer ribeye. Once it came out of the air fryer and onto his plate, let's just say he did not complain!
What you need to make Ribeye
Making your ribeye steak in the air fryer is not only easy, but requires minimal ingredients. I keep seasonings to a minimum, and top steak with a flavored butter I make myself.
- Ribeye steak
- olive oil
- Mix-ins for the butter such as crumbled blue cheese or garlic
Because everyone has a favorite flavor for their steak, you can easily change this recipe to add in additional seasonings such as garlic salt, chili powder, or add in your favorite McCormick Steak Rub.
How to make Air Fryer Ribeye Steak
Making the ribeye in the air fryer begins with just a few easy steps to prepare the steak. Begin by brushing the steak with olive oil. I normally brush the air fryer basket with olive oil, but since you are coating the meat itself, you don't need to oil the basket.
Once you have the steak oiled, season to your liking. We keep it easy with just salt and pepper, and that was plenty enough flavor! Once they were seasoned, I preheated the basket at 400 degrees, which only took a few minutes.
After the basket is preheated, place your steaks in the basket, without any overlapping. Cook for 16 minutes, eight minutes on each side. This cooked two 16 ounce ribeye steaks to medium well doneness.
Let the steak sit for 5-10 minutes, to allow the flavoring and juices to set. Trust me, that makes a huge difference in the flavor!
FAQ's about making Ribeye Steak in the Air Fryer:
Will my steak be juicy after being cooked in the air fryer?
Our steak was VERY juicy and tender. I will say, let the steak sit for at least 5-10 minutes before eating. That gives the meat extra time to marinate in it's own juices and brings out the flavor.
How can I tell if my steak is cooked properly in the air fryer?
According to the FDA, proper temperatures for steak doneness, are:
- Rare- 125 degrees
- Medium Rare- 135 degrees
- Medium- 145 degrees
- Medium Well- 155 degrees
- Well Done- 160 degrees
The surest and safest way to determine doneness, is with a meat thermometer.
MORE AIR FRYER RECIPES:
- Air Fryer BBQ Ribs
- Air Fryer Pistachio Crusted Chicken
- Air Fryer Hamburgers
- Air Fryer Honey Mustard Salmon
- Air Fryer Whole Chicken
Air Fryer Ribeye Steak
- Air Fryer
- 2 16 oz rib eye steaks
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
Blue Cheese Butter
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter melted
- 1 tbsp blue cheese crumbled
Butter and Blue Cheese Topping
- To prepare butter topping, melt butter and blue cheese in the microwave, for about 30 seconds. Stir together, and return to refrigerator while steak is cooking.
- Lightly coat steak with olive oil, on both sides and then add salt and pepper, or your preferred seasonings.
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Cook for 6-8 minutes on each side, depending on preference for doneness.
- Let steak sit for 5-10 minutes before serving and top with spoonful of prepared butter.
*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.