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Air Fryer Steak

Sliced steak in air fryer

This Air Fryer Steak is the perfect easy weeknight dinner! It’s seasoned to perfection, then air fried until tender and juicy with the perfect crispy exterior. 

Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 1-inch thick steaks, or 4 smaller size steaks
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Compound Butter

  • 2 tablespoons softened, salted butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh herbs of choice (parsley, cilantro, thyme, rosemary)

Instructions

  1. Remove steaks and let come to room temperature for 15-30 minutes.
  2. Pat dry, brush with olive oil, and generously season with salt and pepper.
  3. Preheat the air fryer so the basket is hot.
  4. Add your steaks and air fryer on 400ºF for 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway through (this is for a 1-inch steak, if smaller it will cook quicker). See temperature chart below as time may vary with air fryer models and thickness of your steaks. Note: Remove the steak 5 degrees earlier than what is listed since the steak’s temperature will rise as it rests, and you want it to rest!
  5. While cooking, mix softened butter with garlic and herbs. Set aside.
  6. Once steak is done, let it rest for 5-10 minutes then top with butter and slice.
  7. Serve hot with your favorite sides!

Notes

Here’s a quick temperature guide:

  • Rare: Cook the steaks for 6 minutes, flipping after 3 minutes. Look for a temperature of 125ºF.
  • Medium-Rare: Cook the steaks for 8 minutes, flipping after 4 minutes. Look for a temperature of 135ºF.
  • Medium: Cook the steaks for 10 minutes, flipping after 5 minutes. Look for a temperature of 145ºF.
  • Medium-Well: Cook the steaks for 12 minutes, flipping after 6 minutes. Look for a temperature of 155ºF.
  • Well: Cook the steaks for 16 minutes, flipping after 8 minutes. Look for a temperature of 160ºF.

Keep in mind as you near the end of this list, the steak is at a very high risk of drying out. I recommend medium-rare or medium!

NOTE: Remove the steak 5 degrees earlier than what is listed since the steak’s temperature will rise as it rests, and you want it to rest!

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