This Air Fryer Steak is the best tender, juicy steak! Enjoy it with your favorite side dishes for a delicious steak dinner.
If you’re looking to make perfectly cooked, tender, juicy steaks, the air fryer is the way to go. This easy-to-use kitchen appliance circulates hot air around food as it cooks. This means that food cooks quickly, and crispy foods become extra crispy while proteins cook up especially tender and juicy. Read my guide on how to use an air fryer to learn the best tips for making air fryer meals.
Steak Done Temperatures
An easy way to tell if your steak is done is to measure the internal steak temperature using an instant read thermometer.
Cook to 135° F for medium rare.
Cook to 145° F for medium.
Cook to 150° F for medium well.
Cook to 160° F for well done.
Storage and Reheating Tips
Steak is best served right after cooking, but that doesn’t mean that the leftovers won’t make a delicious steak sandwich. Cooked steak may be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can also freeze cooked steak, wrapped airtight, for up to 3 months.
▢ 2 Ribeye, Sirloin or New York Strip steaks, 1-inch thick
▢ 2 teaspoons olive oil
▢ ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
▢ salt and pepper
▢ garlic butter, optional, for serving
Let steaks come to room temperature for 20-30 minutes.
Preheat air fryer at 400° F for 5 minutes.
Rub olive oil over steaks. Sprinkle both sides of steaks with garlic powder and a generous amount of salt and pepper.
Place steaks in the air fryer in a single layer, without overlapping. (If they won’t fit at the same time, cook in two batches.) Air fry steaks at 400° F for 5 minutes, then flip over and continue cooking for 3-9 more minutes, or until cooked to your desired doneness. To check if steak is done, use an instant read thermometer to check the internal temperature of the center of the steak. Cook to 135° F for medium-rare, 145° F for medium, 150° F for medium-well, 160° F for well done.
Let steaks rest for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with garlic butter, if desired.