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Air Fryer Steak

If you're looking for a perfect sear, this quick and easy Air Fryer Steak recipe is just the ticket. You'll just need to season up a filet mignon, ribeye, or even sirloin with some salt and pepper, then pop it in the air fryer for 10 minutes or so.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 1 serving (4 ounces)
Calories 168 kcal


  • 4-10 oz. filet mignon ribeye, or sirloin steak
  • Salt coarse
  • Black pepper coarse
  • Garlic powder optional


  1. Preheat a 6-quart air fryer to 400°F.

  2. Remove the meat from the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before cooking, or up to an hour, to allow it to come to room temperature.
  3. Using a paper towel, dab off any excess moisture from the steaks. Generously salt and pepper all sides of the meat.
  4. Add the steaks to the air fryer basket in a single layer, making sure none of the sides are touching. Cook in the preheated air fryer for 10 minutes per every inch of thickness, flipping over halfway through cooking.

  5. During the last few minutes, begin checking the internal temperature with a meat thermometer. For rare you'll want 120-130 °F, Medium-rare is 130-135 °F, Medium is 135-145 °F, and Medium-well is 145-155 °F.

  6. Remove the steaks as soon as they reach the correct temperature so they do not continue to cook in the air fryer.
  7. Serve them immediately with a garlic herb butter or other fun toppings like sauteed mushrooms or caramelized onions.

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Recipe Notes

Meal Prep and Storage

  • How to prep ahead of time: If you're topping these steaks with homemade garlic herb butter, you can make it up to 2 to 3 days ahead of time.
  • How to store: Keep leftover steak in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 to 4 days.
  • How to freeze: While you can freeze cooked steak, the texture will be slightly different when thawing. However, be sure to let it completely cool in the fridge for at least 4 hours, then keep it in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.
  • How to reheat: You can warm leftovers back up in the microwave or in a 300℉ air fryer for 5 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Steak
Amount Per Serving
Calories 168 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 62mg3%
Potassium 401mg11%
Protein 25g50%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.