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Best Air fryer Steak

This recipe is for the best juicy air fryer steak, cooked to perfection! No mess, no splashing oil, just tasty beef steak ( use sirloin or ribeye or any other favorite cut)  for your next dinner. Keto, Paleo, low carb, weight watchers 4 smart points per serving.

air fryer rib eye steaks

Making steak in air fryer

Did you actually now you can make a steak in the air fryer? I was surprised when i learned that the steak made this way is so juicy and delicious and its perfect every time!

What air fryer model do you own? Nuwave oven? Gowise? Power air fryer or Cooks essential? This recipe will perfect in any of these modes.

I personally use the Gourmea Air fryer and never had a problem with it. I even cooked a whole chicken in it!

I am looking into investing to Philips Air fryer or Ninja foodie, simply because i need a second one.

Its getting hard to cook all the food i want at once in just one basket. I want more!

raw rib eye steaks

What kind of steaks to use in air fryer?

For this recipe i used 2 medium size rib eye steaks. I get mine from ButcherBox 

 Sirloin steak is very good option. I want to try a New York steak soon!

raw rib eye steaks in the air fryer basket

How do i cook steaks in air fryer?

  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees
  • Wash and pat dry your steaks with paper towel
  • I dont like to add extra spices on my steaks, i use only freshly ground pink salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add generously from both sides
  • Place into your air fryer basket. Make sure they dont overlap. Cook until your desired doneness. (Information on that in the recipe notes)

close up shot of air fryer steaks

Just look at that photos! I will definitely make steaks in the air fryer again and again, next time i may add some butter on top.

Steak doneness guide

I recommend to use a thermometer to ensure the perfect desired doneness of your steaks. Cooking time mentioned below is approximate.


Average cooking time- 8 minutes in total (flip half way through)
Internal Steak Temperature: 125–130 °F


Average cooking time- 10 minutes (flip half way through)
Internal Steak Temperature: 130–140 °F


Average cooking time- 12 minutes (flip half way through)
Internal Steak Temperature: 140–150 °F


Average cooking time – 14 minutes (flip half way through), thats one i cooked!
Internal Steak Temperature: 150–155 °F


Average cooking time- 16 minutes (flip half way through)
Internal Steak Temperature: 160+ °F

5 from 3 votes
Best Air fryer steak
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
14 mins
Total Time
19 mins
This recipe is for the best juicy air fryer steak, cooked to perfection! No mess, no splashing oil, just tasty beef steak ( use sirloin or ribeye or any other favorite cut) for your next dinner.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer steak, rib eye, sirloin
Servings: 2 steaks
Calories: 470 kcal
Author: Tatiana Shifruk
  • 2 medium size rib eye steaks
  • salt ad pepper
  1. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees. Wash and dry your steaks with paper towel.

  2. Use whatever spices you usually use on steaks. I only used salt and pepper. Generously add those on both sides.

  3. Place steaks in your air fryer. Cook according to the notes in the post. For medium well for example is about 14 minutes, flipping half way through.

  4. Take them out, place on a cutting board and wrap in foil.  Let them rest foro about

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Best Air fryer steak
Amount Per Serving
Calories 470 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 48%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 137mg 46%
Sodium 117mg 5%
Potassium 605mg 17%
Protein 45g 90%
Vitamin A 0.7%
Calcium 1.6%
Iron 21.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

air fryer rib eye or sirloin steak


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  1. This is great when you just don’t want to fire up the grill!

  2. I love my air fryer. I never thought of making steak in it!! Thank you for sharing the different cooking times for the steak. This is a great idea, can’t wait to try 🙂

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