Do you love steak, but hate the hassle of cooking it on the stove? If so, then you should try cooking your ribeye steak in the air fryer.
Yes, that perfect steak was cooked in an air fryer! We live in Florida so during the summer it is HOT - usually too hot to fire up the grill during the day. I started experimenting with air fryer steak and it is super easy to make an awesome steak in minutes!
If you have never cooked with an air fryer before, then you might be wondering how they work. Air fryers work by circulating hot air around food in order to cook it. This means that food can be cooked evenly and quickly without the need for flipping or turning.
Now that we have covered how air fryers work, let's get into how to cook ribeye steak in one. To start, you will need to gather your ingredients. For this recipe, you will need:
- One ribeye steak
- Olive oil
Once you have gathered your ingredients, the first thing you will want to do is season your steak. To do this, simply rub olive oil on both sides of the steak and then sprinkle salt and pepper on top. Next, preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the air fryer is preheated, place the steak inside and cook for 6 minutes and flip it. The time to cook it will depend on the size of the steak. Use a thermometer to check the temp. Once the steak reaches the appropriate temperature for the doneness you want, remove the steak. Let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
Steak Internal Temperatures:
- Rare - 125 degrees F
- Medium Rare - 135 degrees F
- Medium - 145 degrees F
- Medium Well - 155 degrees F
- Well Done - 160 degrees F
Tips for cooking a steak in an air fryer:
When cooking ribeye steak in the air fryer, it is important to remember a few things. First, make sure that you preheat your air fryer before adding the steak. This will help to ensure that your steak cooks evenly. Additionally, be sure to let the steak rest for a few minutes after cooking. This will allow the juices to redistribute and will result in a juicier, more flavorful steak. Lastly, when cutting into your steak, be sure to cut against the grain. Cutting against the grain will result in a more tender piece of meat.
Best way to tenderize a steak
If you are looking for the best way to tenderize your steak, then you should use a meat tenderizer. A meat tenderizer is a tool that is used to break down the tough fibers in meat. This will make it easier for your knife to cut through the steak and will also make it more tender when you bite into it. There are a variety of different types of meat tenderizers on the market, but here is my favorite...
Is it good to air fryer a steak?
Air frying is a best-kept secret for preparing tender, juicy steaks with a nice sear and crust. Ribeye and New York strip steak tastes great when prepared in an air fryer, but many other cuts such as tri-tip, flank steak, and top round also work well.
Best Herbs for Steak:
I love to add a few herbs to the steak. Simply place them under the steak so they don't fly away. I recommend using rosemary, thyme, oregano, parsley, or basil. When you flip the steak, keep the herbs underneath for the other side!
Is butter good on a air fryer steak?
Yes! Butter can add a lot of flavor to a steak. If you are using butter, make sure to put it on the steak while it is still hot so that it can melt into the meat. You can also use garlic butter or herb butter for an extra boost of flavor. Simply soften some butter and add some herbs and refrigerate in a log - use a piece of parchment to accomplish this. Add some to the steak!
The cool part is you can normally add your sides in with your steaks. IF you have room. Just add them to the side!
Perfect Air Fryer Sides:
- Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Roasted Carrots
- Roasted Okra With Lemon, Chili Flakes and Crushed Garlic
- Cast Iron Succotash
Air Fryer Ribeye
- 1 Ribeye steak
- 1 tablespoon Olive oil
- herb butter optional
- fresh herbs optional
- Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Season your steak. To do this, simply rub olive oil on both sides of the steak and then sprinkle salt and pepper on top.
- Once the air fryer is preheated, place the steak inside and cook for 6 minutes and flip it.
- The time to cook it will depend on the size of the steak. Use a thermometer to check the temp. Once the steak reaches the appropriate temperature for the doneness (see chart above) you want, remove the steak. Let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.