9 Easy Air Fryer Steak Recipes

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You might be surprised to hear that when it comes to steak, the air fryer delivers juicy, tender, and flavorful steaks cooked to perfection. These mouthwatering air fryer steak recipes will help you develop rich flavors and enjoy steakhouse-quality meals at home.

Whether you prefer a classic ribeye, a melt-in-your-mouth filet mignon, or a quick and easy flank steak, the air fryer can handle it all.

Flank steak, t-bone steak, and filet mignon.

Why The Air Fryer Is Perfect For Cooking Steaks

The air fryer is the perfect tool for cooking steak for several reasons. Firstly, it uses a powerful convection heating system that circulates hot air around the food, creating a crisp and browned exterior while locking in the natural juices and flavors.

The air fryer offers precise temperature control, allowing you to cook your steak to your desired level of doneness with ease. Additionally, the air fryer’s rapid cooking time is a major advantage when it comes to steak. Unlike traditional oven baking, the air fryer preheats quickly and cooks food faster, reducing the overall cooking time.

ninja double air fryer

Ninja® Foodi®XL 2-Basket Air Fryer

  • 2 independent XL air fryer baskets
  • Integrated Foodi® Smart Thermometer
  • Cook 2 foods 2 ways that finish at the same time

Air Fryer Steak Recipes

Easy Air Fryer Flank Steak
If you're looking for an easy and delicious way to cook flank steak, the air fryer will deliver. Air Fryer Flank Steak is a flavorful and juicy alternative to grilling or pan-searing.
Air fryer flank steak with salsa on top
Air Fryer Ribeye Steak Recipe
This Air Fryer Ribeye Steak is seasoned and cooked in the air fryer, resulting in a juicy steak with a nice crust that is perfectly cooked.
A beautifully cooked ribeye steak
Air Fryer Steak Tips
Air Fryer Steak Tips is a great dish you can make in minutes with just steak, garlic butter, and a little bit of seasoning. Cooked at high heat in the air fryer, they come out packed with flavor.
Steak tips and steak fries
Air Fryer Filet Mignon
This Air Fryer Filet Mignon is seasoned and cooked in the air fryer, resulting in a juicy steak with a nice crust that is topped with an indulgent compound butter.
Air fryer filet mignon with green beans.
Air Fryer Tri Tip Steak
This Air Fryer Tri Tip Steak is well seasoned and cooked to perfection in the air fryer, which leaves it with a deliciously cooked exterior and tender juicy interior.
Slicing tri tip
Air Fryer Steak Bites & Potatoes
Air Fryer Steak Bites & Potatoes is a simple meal you can make in minutes with just a piece of steak and any potatoes you have in the house. They cook quickly in the air fryer and make a hearty and satisfying meal.
Steak bites and potatoes
Perfectly Cooked Air Fryer Sirloin Steak
These perfectly cooked Air Fryer Sirloin Steaks are first rubbed with a flavorful seasoning blend, then cooked to perfection in the air fryer in just minutes.
Perfectly cooked sirloin steak
Air Fryer T-Bone Steak Recipe
This Air Fryer T-Bone Steak is seasoned and cooked quickly in the air fryer, resulting in a juicy steak with a nice sear and lots of locked in flavor.
T-bone steak on a plate
Air Fryer Skirt Steak
This delicious air fryer skirt steak is marinated and takes just 10 minutes to cook to perfection.
air fryer skirt steak

Rubs, Marinades, and Compound Butter

Perfectly-Balanced Homemade Dry Rub
The key to adding intense flavor to meat is in the rub. A perfectly balanced dry rub does wonders for the flavor, but also seals in the juices and keeps the meat from drying out.
Perfectly-Balanced Homemade Dry Rub
Awesome Homemade Carne Asada Dry Rub
This Carne Asada Dry Rub is a blend of all the traditional Mexican spices used for grilled steak, including Mexican chili powder, onion and garlic, cumin, and coriander.
carne asada dry rub
Best Ever Meat Marinade
You may be skeptical when you see the name “best ever”, but this really is the best meat marinade you’ll ever use. The salty, umami flavors really take your grilling to a new level.
Meat marinade

Internal Temperatures For Steak

Remember that every air fryer differs as does the thickness of your steak, so you will need to use a meat thermometer to get the proper doneness you prefer.

  • For rare, you want 125° F (52° C)
  • For medium rare, you want 130°F (54°C)
  • For medium it’s 140°F (60°C)
  • For medium well it’s 150°F (66°C)
  • For well done it’s 160°F (71°C)

Additional Helpful Tips

  • Bring the steak to room temperature before cooking by letting it sit out for about 30 minutes. This will help the steak cook more evenly.
  • Preheat your air fryer to ensure that it reaches the correct cooking temperature.
  • Use a meat thermometer to ensure that the steak is cooked to your preferred internal temperature. For medium-rare, the final internal temperature after resting should be around 135°F.
  • Use a sharp knife to slice the steak against the grain for maximum tenderness.
  • Pair the steak with your favorite sides, such as asparagus, mashed potatoes, or a fresh salad.

What Side Dishes to Serve?

You can serve some really easy side dishes with your main dish cooked in the Air Fryer. Sometimes, you can cook them together in the air fryer to make it even faster.

Some of our favorite side dishes to serve include:

Here are 28 more air fryer side dishes to try


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