This Juicy Air Fryer Steak has the perfect crust and seasoning. Savory, unctuous, and delicious, the texture inside and out makes this steak mouth-wateringly good.
The juiciest air fryer steak
This Air Fryer Steak is not only incredibly juicy, but it has the perfect crust on top. The air fryer gives it both a buttery inside and the crisp outside that you normally get from searing. This recipe is so simple and easy to follow. You can have a restaurant-quality meal on your table with very little effort. To fill out the plate, you can include this air fryer baked potato or air fryer shrimp. For some vegetables, this juicy steak goes great with air fryer broccoli and air fryer asparagus. No matter what sides you decide on, this tender, juicy steak has the perfect texture and flavor for a delicious dinner at home.
Only 4 ingredients!
This recipe is simplicity itself. Like at many fine dining restaurants, you don’t need to add anything more than Salt and Pepper to this buttery, rich Ribeye steak. Some Avocado oil is used to coat the steak and help the seasonings stick, but otherwise, that’s it!
The best type of steak to cook use
The best type of steak to use is a Ribeye because it comes out extra juicy due to the natural marbling in the meat. However, if you prefer another cut, you can use that as well. Just alter the cook time to account for thinner cuts to avoid drying out.
How to make steak in the air fryer
- Season. Using a paper towel, pat your steaks dry and then drizzle avocado oil over both sides of them. Season generously with salt and pepper on both sides.
- Cook. After preheating the air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (about 3 minutes), cook the steaks for about 16 minutes for a medium-well (145 degrees). Use a meat thermometer in the thickest part of the steak to check the internal temperature.
- Serve. Top them with some butter and chives and serve.
How to get a good crust on steak?
The secret to a good crust on your steak is high heat. By cooking the meat at a high heat, the outside of the steak will cook quickly because of the sugar and protein in the meat fibers, giving you that perfect crust. The inside will also cook faster, keeping it juicy and tender.
How long does it take to cook steak in an air fryer?
For this recipe, it takes about 16 minutes to cook a boneless ribeye that is 1/2-inch thick. However, the cook time depends on the thickness of the steak. In an air fryer, it will cook faster if the meat is thinner, or slower if it is thicker. You will have to adjust your cook time in accordance with the steak you choose.
Can you use an air fryer with frozen steaks?
Yes, you can cook frozen steaks in an air fryer. If you decide to cook a frozen steak, you will follow the same steps in the recipe as with a thawed steak, but you will have to cook it longer. Check the internal temperature with a meat thermometer to know when it is fully cooked to your preference (for example, medium well is 145-155 degrees Fahrenheit).
What side dishes go best with steak?
This juicy steak tastes great with everything, but if you want to set it out with some other proteins, then I suggest these delicious air fryer chicken wings, air fryer salmon, and air fryer chicken tenders. Or if you prefer a smaller cut of steak, these air fryer steak bites are so tasty. This steak is also good with air fryer zucchini fries and air fryer french fries.
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Air Fryer Steak
- 2 ribeye steaks boneless 1/2 inch thick
- 2 teaspoons Avocado oil
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Butter and chives to top optional
- Using a paper towel pat your 1/2 inch boneless ribeye steaks dry. Now drizzle 2 teaspoons of avocado oil (or any other high smoke point oil) over both sides of the steak.
- Then season with coarse kosher salt and pepper generously on both sides.
- Preheat your oven air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 3 minutes. Then cook your steak for about 16 minutes for a medium-well steak.
- Then the best way to tell if your steak is done is by using an instant-read thermometer. It should read at least 145 degrees Fahrenheit in the thickest part of your steak. Keep in mind cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of your steak.
- Once your steak is done, top it with some butter and chives.