This easy Air Fryer Steak recipe makes a juicy steak, perfect for any weeknight meal or special occasion! No need to fire up the grill. Just grab your favorite cuts of meat from the fridge, and get ready for a delicious dinner!
We always have this recipe on our list of things to make during cookouts and holidays such as July 4th and Memorial Day.
WHY I LOVE THIS RECIPE
This is one of my favorite recipes because you get juicy tender steaks with almost no prep time. The air fryer takes uncooked steak and makes it a juicy, but simple homecooked meal.
For a subtle flavor, you can top the steak with homemade herb butter or a pat of garlic butter sauce and a sprinkle of fresh parsley before serving.
This Air-fried steak recipe will give first timers or seasoned cooks an appreciation of food that is super tasty. It's a wonderful dish to enjoy any time of year. You will love this restaurant quality steak that takes just minutes to make in your air fryer.
- steak-T bone, New York, top sirloin steak, or your favorite cuts of meat-1 inch steaks
- tablespoon olive oil- or melted unsalted butter
- teaspoon Kosher Salt
- teaspoon Black Pepper
Remove your steak of choice from the refrigerator and place them on a plate or cutting board. Let the steak rest for approximately 30-60 minutes before cooking.
Once steaks have reached room temperature, brush both sides of each piece of steak with light olive oil, and season steaks with salt and ground pepper. At this point add any additional seasonings for extra flavor.
Place steaks in air fryer basket, in a single layer, allowing at least ¼ to ½ inch between steaks. This allows air to circulate and get the best cook on your steak.
Air fry steaks at 400 degrees F for 10-14 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking process. Cook time will depend on your personal preference of steak doneness. Larger steaks or thicker steak may need an extra minute or two cook time.
When done air frying steak, remove basket from air fryer and place steaks on a cutting board or cookie sheet for 10-15 minutes of rest time prior to serving. This allows the meat's excess juices to redistribute and steak to remain tender inside.
I make this recipe in my Cosori air fryer. Depending on the size and wattages cooking time may vary 1-2 minutes.
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You can cook frozen steaks in the air fryer. No need to wait for the meat to thaw. Air frying time will need to be adjusted by 3-5 minutes when meat is frozen.
Because it is important to eat properly cooked meat, the surest and safest way to determine level of doneness, is to confirm internal temperature with a meat thermometer. According to the FDA, proper temperatures for steak doneness are listed below in the steak temperature chart.
- Rare Steak- 125 degrees F
- Medium-Rare Steak- 135 degrees F
- Medium Steak- 145 degrees F
- Medium Well Steak- 155 degrees F
- Well Done Steak- 160 degrees F
REHEAT AND STORAGE
If you've got a juicy leftover steak and want to know how to reheat it in the air fryer, we share all of the best tips in this Reheat Steak in Air Fryer post. Reheating steak in an air fryer gives the steak that delicious light crisp while keeping the steak tender and juicy.
You can store leftover steak in an airtight container, wrapped in foil or plastic wrap, or sealed storage bag. You can refrigerate for 3-4 days and can freeze for 2-3 months.
Top this perfect steak with a yummy steak sauce, air fryer garlic, an olive tapenade (chopped up olives and spices), flash fried basil leaves for crispiness, sautéed mushrooms, tangy blue cheese, crispy onion rings, chimichurri sauce or creamy avocado salsa.
Make a compound butter ahead of time and place a slice on top of hot steak to melt. Prepare garlic butter, Cajun butter, for a little extra kick, or homemade garlic herb butter with cilantro or parsley.
For extra flavoring, season with McCormick's Seasonings like red pepper flakes, lime zest kosher salt, your favorite steak seasoning mix, fresh herbs, steak rub, a pepper mix, brown sugar, salt, or a dash of cayenne pepper.
There is no need to line the basket with foil, but I do reheat the steaks already wrapped in foil straight from the fridge to the air fryer.
When cooking steak, a great way to boost the flavor of your steak is to marinate them for 1-2 hours prior to cooking. A few store-bought dressings to use are Italian dressing, balsamic vinaigrette, garlic parmesan or honey Dijon.
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Air Fryer Steak
- 1 Air Fryer
- 2 6-8 ounce steaks sirloin, new york, or T-bone
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- Remove steaks from your refrigerator and place them on a plate or cutting board for approximately 30-60 minutes before cooking.
- Once steaks have reached room temperature brush both sides of each piece of steak with light olive oil and season steaks with salt and ground pepper. At this point add any additional seasonings for extra flavor.
- Place each steak in your air fryer basket, allow ¼ to ½ inch between steaks. This allows air to circulate and get the best cook on your steak.
- Air fry at 400 degrees F for 10-14 minutes, turning halfway through cooking process. Depending on your personal preference of steak doneness. For larger steaks or thicker steak, cooking times will vary.
- When done air frying steak, remove basket from air fryer and place steaks on a cutting board or cookie sheet to let steak rest for 10-15 minutes prior to serving.
*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.