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Juicy Air Fryer Steak

Juicy sirloin steak cooked perfectly and quickly in an air fryer. The steak is cooked evenly through the middle and tastes delicious.

Air Fryer Steak

It’s perfect for date night, those cooking one steak for themselves, and anyone looking for new ways to use their air fryer!

I never thought of cooking steak in an air fryer until a friend said she had tried it and loved it!

It’s times like this when we’re snowed in and cooking on a grill isn’t an option so I’m looking for new ways to cook steak indoors.

I bought a couple of sirloin steaks at the store and thought I’d slice them against the grain to have a more tender bite.

Air Fryer Steak Sliced

What kind of steak can you cook in an air fryer?

All kinds of steak can be cooked in an air fryer. This recipe does not limit you to using sirloin.

You can easily cook:

  • Ribeye
  • Filet mignon (tenderloin)
  • New York strip
  • Flank steak
  • Skirt steak

This particular recipe has the cook times for a 1 1/2″ thick steak. If your steak is thicker, simply add more cook time.

How to make air fryer steak:

  • Lightly drizzle each sirloin with olive oil. Add any seasoning you like on your steak, or leave it simple with salt & pepper.

Try this: Sometimes I drizzle my steaks with Worcestershire sauce to marinade.

  • Place each sirloin in the air fryer basket. No preheating is necessary for an air fryer – that’s the best part!
Raw beef in basket

Air Fryer Steak Cooking Times

Set the temperature to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and set the timer for 7 minutes. After 7 minutes, flip steaks over and cook for 7 minutes more to achieve medium-rare.

Use an internal meat thermometer to check for doneness, or cut into a steak.

Air Fryer

What temperature does steak need to be for medium-rare or medium?

Medium Rare Internal Temperature: 120-125 Degrees
Medium Internal Temperature: 130-135 Degrees

Air Fryer Basket

Once the steaks are done cooking, slice them against the grain in 1/4″ thick slices.

I prefer mine medium-rare. The steaks cook fast in an air fryer, especially since there is no preheating needed!

This meal pairs perfectly with these sides:

Air Fryer Steak

More Air Fryer Recipes:

Enjoy!

Air Fryer Steak

Air Fryer Steak

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 19 minutes

Juicy sirloin steak cooked perfectly and quickly in an air fryer. The steak is cooked evenly through the middle and tastes delicious.

Ingredients

  • 2 Sirloin Steaks, about 1 lb, 1 1/2″ Thick, (or other steak cut with same thickness)
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper

Instructions

  1. Rub each steak with olive oil and season with salt & pepper. Place steak in the air fryer basket.
  2. Set the air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and cook for 7 minutes, flip, and cook for an additional 7-8 minutes until desired doneness.
    Medium Rare Internal Temperature: 120-125 Degrees
    Medium Internal Temperature: 130-135 Degrees
  3. Transfer steaks to a cutting board and slice against the grain in 1/4″ slices.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 574Total Fat 35gSaturated Fat 13gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 17gCholesterol 209mgSodium 418mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 61g

Nutrition is not always accurate.

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