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How to make Steak in the Air Fryer

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Learn how to make steak in the air fryer. It is crazy simple to do, and you end up with a juicy and flavorful steak. Skip the grill and pull out that air fryer! 

We love steak in our home. Our grill outdoors gets a major workout in the summer. But, I recently learned how to make steak in the air fryer, and this is a game-changer.

How to Make Air Fryer Steak

Steak In The Air Fryer 

Now, I can make steak for family and friends all year round. I know you might be thinking, this might not taste great, but the method works. Our air fryer steak turns out incredible every time. 

Why Cook Steak in The Air Fryer

An air fryer cooks at an even heat that you choose each and every time. So when you place your steaks on to cook, you get an even cook with regulated temperature. 

You have way more control vs a grill (unless it’s a pellet grill). So you get that perfect steak every single time. Plus cooking steak in the air fryer is quick, easy, doesn’t heat the house, and tasty. 

Air Fryer Steak

What Type of Steak Do You Use For Air Fryer Steak

You can use almost any cut of steak. Of course, the quality of the steak will showcase how tender steak might be. Ribeye, KC strip, Filet Mignon, Skirt steak, and the list goes on. 

How Long to Cook Steak In Air Fryer

One thing to note is the thickness of your steak will affect the cooking time of the steak. So if your steak is thinner, it will cook faster, thicker might take a bit longer. 

What Is Internal Temperature Steak Needs To Reach

  • 125°F for rare
  • 135°F for medium rare
  • 145°F for medium
  • 150°F for medium-well

You can buy an internal thermometer to check the doneness of the steak. 

Pro Tip For Air Fryer Steak

Make sure after you pull steak from the air fryer you allow your steak to rest for five minutes on the counter. This will lock in juices giving you incredible soft and juicy steak. 

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What to Pair With Air Fryer Steak

Pair with any of your favorite sides! Those are a few of my favorite. 

Steak in the AirFryer

How to Store Leftover Steak

You can store your steak in an airtight container or sealable bag for up to 3 days in the fridge. 

Slice and serve cold on salads, or warm up in the microwave or skillet for hot steak the next day, 

Do Air Fryers Use A Lot of Energy

Depending on the brand will depend on how much energy is used in your air fryer. Generally, air dryers use up to 25% less energy than your stove or oven would. 

What Can Be Cooked In An Air Fryer

Pretty much anything. Desserts, sides, fried foods, meats, and the list goes on, I have tons of air fryer recipes you will love to whip up for your family and friends.

Can I marinate my Air Fryer Steak?

If you have a tougher cut of steak you should marinate your steak. I used The World’s Best Steak Marinate.

How to make Steak in the Air Fryer

How to Make Air Fryer Steak

How to make Steak in the Air Fryer

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Learn how to make steak in the air fryer. It is crazy simple to do, and you end up with a juicy and flavorful steak. Skip the grill and pull out that air fryer to make some delicious air fryer steak


  • 2 Pounds Steak ( I used delmonico)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • garlic powder
  • 2 tbs butter


  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400 about 5 minutes
  2. Salt and pepper both sides of the steak
  3. Place a pad of butter on top of each steak
  4. Place on the top rack of your air fryer
  5. Cook on air fry for 15 minutes for medium-well
  6. Flip over after 7 minutes
  7. For Medium-rare cook for 10 minutes flipping after 5
  8. For well-done cook for 20 minutes flipping after 10 minutes
  9. Remove steak and let rest for 5 minutes and serve

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1371Total Fat: 95gSaturated Fat: 40gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 41gCholesterol: 471mgSodium: 619mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 119g

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  1. Thank you! Used this tonight and the steaks came out great at the 10 minute mark. We’ll use this technique every time now! I’m looking forward to trying more recipes for my Ninja Foodi.

  2. I’ve just bought a Ninja Max and can’t wait to try a steak BUT … there’s no high rack with it. Can I just set it on the bottom?

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