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The best air fryer steak, cooked to perfection in 15 minutes. This steak is so easy to make and is so delicious that you will be making again and again. Perfect for low carb, Atkins and paleo diets.| ifoodblogger.com

Air Fryer Steak (Cooked to Perfection)

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: steak
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Aging: 2 days
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 576kcal
Author: Victor
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  • 2 strip loin steaks (1.25" thick; or use any steaks of your choosing)
  • 2 tsp salt (plus more to taste)
  • 2 tsp black pepper (plus more to taste)
  • 2 Tbsp butter (melted)


  • Sprinkle the steaks with salt and pepper, place on a plate and refrigerate for 2-3 days, uncovered. Flip every 12 hours or so, blotting the juices with a paper towel. 
    This step is recommended for superior tenderness and enhanced flavor, but you can skip it if pressed for time.
  • Remove the steaks from the fridge 45-60 minutes before cooking and let them sit at room temperature.
  • Brush the steaks with melted butter on both sides, place on the rack of your air fryer. Cook at 410F for 15 minutes, without pre-heating, for medium doneness. 
    Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes less for medium rare and rare respectively, and 1-2 minutes more for medium-well and well done respectively. The times will need to be adjusted further if air frying steaks thicker or thinner than 1.25" thick. 
    These cooking times are approximate, so use an instant read thermometer in conjunction with the table in the Notes section.
  • Remove steaks from the air fryer, wrap in foil or wax paper, and let rest for 10 minutes, then serve. Try serving with compound butter, it will add a ton of flavor.


Steak Doneness Remove from Oven at this Temp Final Cooked Temp
Rare 120°F 125°F
Medium Rare 130°F 135°F
Medium 140°F 145°F
Medium Well 150°F 155°F
Well Done 160°F 165°F
Sources: AmazingRibs.com, CertifiedAngusBeef.com.


Calories: 576kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 168mg | Sodium: 2544mg | Potassium: 632mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 390IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 4.1mg