Enjoy a succulent delight with this Ninja Foodi recipe for Air Fryer Steak! Perfectly seared, juicy perfection in minutes.
I admit it. I have fallen in love with my air fryer! Using it has become one of my new favorite cooking methods.
I can make so many different things with my air fryer. And it is so simple to use. It has been a great substitute for cooking outside on the grill in subzero temperatures too!
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With this in mind, today I want to share a really simple and delicious steak recipe with you, cooked in the air fryer. Cooking steak can sometimes be a bit tricky.
The thickness of the steak can cause problems, leaving you with undercooked meat. Thinner steaks end up overdone and chewy. But I got perfect results the very first time I tried cooking it this way!
Ninja Foodi Steak Recipe
Serve this mouthwatering steak up with your favorite side dishes for date night. Slather it in homemade garlic butter (I highly recommend this steak butter recipe) for an even more decadent treat.
Don’t forget to make a little extra too. Leftover steak can be added to salads, made into sandwiches, or you can use it in these Philly cheesesteaks. You are going to love it!
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- Ninja Air Fryer – this is a great all-around air fryer in my experience!
- Parchment paper – awesome for lining the basket of the air fryer and making clean up a breeze.
- Air Fryer Paper Liners – these disposable air fryer liners work great too!
- Cutting board – for slicing & dicing ingredients.
- Knife – this is my go to kitchen knife.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12-15 minutes
Total Time: 22-25 minutes
Serving Size: 2 servings
- Ribeye steaks – you can also try different cuts of steak.
- Garlic powder
- Olive oil
- Black pepper
1. Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for about 5 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, pat the steaks dry using a paper towel to remove excess moisture.
3. Rub both sides of the steaks with olive oil, ensuring they are evenly coated.
4. Sprinkle the garlic powder, salt, and black pepper over the steaks, gently pressing it into the meat to adhere.
5. Place the seasoned steaks in the preheated air fryer basket, making sure they are not touching each other.
6. Cook the steaks in the air fryer for 6-8 minutes for medium-rare, 8-10 minutes for medium, or 10-12 minutes for well-done, flipping halfway through the cooking time.
7. Check the doneness of the steaks using a meat thermometer to ensure they reach your preferred level of doneness.
8. Once the steaks are cooked to your desired doneness, remove them from the air fryer and let them rest for a few minutes before slicing.
9. Slice the steaks against the grain into thin strips.
- Medium-rare: 135°F (57°C)
- Medium: 145°F (63°C)
- Well-done: 160°F (71°C)
Note: Cooking times may vary depending on the thickness of your steaks and the model of your air fryer. Adjust accordingly.
Give this easy recipe a try using chicken thighs, chicken wings, or steak bites. The sky is the limit!
Tips and Tricks
- Adjust the total cook time based on the thickness of your steak and desired doneness.
- The best way to ensure that any meat is cooked properly is to test the internal temperature using a meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the meat.
- Let the steaks come to room temperature before cooking for even cooking throughout.
- Feel free to add additional seasonings, herbs, or your favorite steak seasoning according to your taste preferences.
- Seal leftovers in an airtight container and store in the fridge.
How to Get the Best Results from Your Air Fryer
- It’s important to preheat the air fryer to ensure even and consistent cooking.
- Make sure your food is in a single layer, being careful not to overcrowd the basket, as this may lead to uneven cooking. Cook in batches if needed to allow for adequate circulation of hot air.
- Save on clean up by lining your air fryer basket with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
- Clean your air fryer! I recommend washing by hand, but check your manual.
- Everyone is talking about air frying. How exactly does an air fryer work? An air fryer cooks food quickly by radiating heat into the chamber that is then circulated through convection. This allows for food to be fried without the use of oils.
- What is your favorite cut of steak to cook with? Do you use the same cut for every recipe? We love to use rib eye but sirloin is another favorite.
More Tasty Air Fryer Recipes
Now that you have experienced just how simple an air fryer is to use, I have tons of other easy air fryer recipes for you.
- air fryer broccoli
- sweet potato
- traditional French fries
- BBQ chicken drumsticks
- air fryer steak
- steak bites
- thick cut bacon
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- 2 ribeye steaks (8oz)
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for about 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, pat the steaks dry using a paper towel to remove excess moisture.
- Rub both sides of the steaks with olive oil, ensuring they are evenly coated.
- Sprinkle the garlic powder, salt, and black pepper over the steaks, gently pressing it into the meat to adhere.
- Place the seasoned steaks in the preheated air fryer basket, making sure they are not touching each other.
- Cook the steaks in the air fryer for 6-8 minutes for medium-rare, 8-10 minutes for medium, or 10-12 minutes for well-done, flipping halfway through the cooking time.
- Check the doneness of the steaks using a meat thermometer to ensure they reach your preferred level of doneness.
- Once the steaks are cooked to your desired doneness, remove them from the air fryer and let them rest for a few minutes before slicing.
- Slice the steaks against the grain into thin strips.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 293Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 1213mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 21g
All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.