The Easiest Way to Cook Steak in an Air Fryer

Faster than an oven, easier than a frying pan.

Steak. It's one of those dinners that manage to be both easy and decadent. What could be better? If you're looking to make a weeknight steak dinner even easier, then you can skip the grill or even the smoky, splatter-prone frying pan, and simply cook the steak in your top-rated air fryer. This method works best with boneless cuts of beef, and you generally want something that's not too large for the tray. We've found 8 ounce strip or top sirloin works perfectly. Simply coat it with salt (or your favorite marinade or spice rub), and in about fifteen minutes you're halfway to dinner!

If you want a really good steak, however, and you've got time for a little advanced planning, try patting it dry, salting it, and allowing it to sit in your fridge for anywhere from 1 to 24 hours. This will give the steak time to absorb the the salt, seasoning the beef from the inside and making it much more tender and delicious!  Now all you need is a good side dish. Because your air fryer is already hot, maybe air-fryer French fries

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Yields: 2 servings
Total Time: 0 hours 15 mins

8 ounce boneless steaks (Such as top sirloin, New York strip, rib eye)

1 tbsp.

kosher salt

Canola oil

  1. Place a wire rack in a rimmed baking sheet. Season steak with salt and place on prepared rack. Chill for at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours, if desired. Otherwise, season steaks with salt just before cooking.
  2. Preheat air fryer to 400°F for 2 to 3 minutes. Lightly grease the wire basket. Arrange steaks in prepared basket, making sure there is ample room for air to circulate. Cook for 6 minutes, then flip  and cook to desired doneness, 5 to 7 minutes for medium.
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