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Air Fryer Steak

If you’ve got an air fryer and a couple of ribeye steaks, you’re in for a quick and delicious meal. Forget the oven and try this easy recipe that promises a perfectly cooked Air Fryer Steak in no time.

Start by heating up your air fryer to 400°F (200°C). It’s like warming up a toaster; just give it about 5 minutes. While it’s heating, grab those steaks and pat them dry with a paper towel. Dry steaks help the spices stick better.

Now, let’s add some flavor. Mix garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, dried thyme, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Rub the steaks with a bit of olive oil, then generously sprinkle the spice mix all over. Make sure it covers the steaks from all sides.

Carefully place the seasoned steaks in the air fryer basket. Don’t let them crowd; they need their space. Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side. If you want it more or less done, adjust the time accordingly. A meat thermometer is your kitchen buddy here. Stick it in, and when it reads 145°F (63°C), you’ve got medium-rare. Go for 160°F (71°C) for a medium steak.

Once they’re done, take the steaks out and let them chill on a cutting board for 5 minutes. This resting time helps keep the juices inside, making your steak super juicy.

Finally, slice them up against the grain into ½ inch pieces. And there you have it – a simple, tasty air fryer steak ready to be enjoyed. Try different spices if you’re feeling adventurous. Happy cooking!

Air Fryer Steak

Air Fryer Steak

This air fryer steak recipe is a quick and easy way to make tasty steak without using the oven. You just need ribeye steaks, some spices, and an air fryer. First, season the steaks with garlic, onion powder, paprika, thyme, salt, and pepper. Put them in the air fryer at 400°F for 4-5 minutes on each side, depending on how you like it cooked. Use a meat thermometer to check. Let the steaks rest for 5 minutes before slicing. That's it! A simple and delicious way to make steak in the air fryer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 400 kcal


  • Air Fryer
  • Meat thermometer


  • 2 boneless ribeye steaks about 1 inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  • Preheat the Air Fryer: Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for about 5 minutes.
  • Season the Steaks: Pat the steaks dry with paper towels. In a small bowl, mix together garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, dried thyme, salt, and black pepper. Rub the steaks with olive oil and then generously coat them with the spice mixture, ensuring an even covering on all sides.
  • Place in the Air Fryer: Carefully place the seasoned steaks in the air fryer basket, making sure they are not touching each other. If your air fryer is small, you might need to cook the steaks one at a time.
  • Air Fry the Steaks: Cook the steaks in the preheated air fryer for 4-5 minutes per side for medium-rare, adjusting the time based on your desired doneness. Use a meat thermometer to ensure the internal temperature reaches your preferred level (145°F/63°C for medium-rare, 160°F/71°C for medium).
  • Resting Time: Once done, remove the steaks from the air fryer and let them rest on a cutting board for about 5 minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute, ensuring a juicy and flavorful steak.
  • Slice and Serve: After resting, slice the steaks against the grain into ½ inch slices. Serve immediately, and enjoy your perfectly cooked air fryer steak!


  1. Experiment with different spice blends to suit your taste preferences.
  2. Ensure your steaks are at room temperature before air frying for more even cooking.
  3. Adjust the cooking time based on the thickness of your steaks and your desired level of doneness.
Keyword Air Fryer, Dinner, Quick and Easy, Steak
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