Cooking steak in the air fryer has become my favorite way to do it! It’s a foolproof method that comes out perfectly every time. Air fryer steak is a quick weeknight meal for anyone, but especially simplifies things for those eating paleo, Whole30, keto or those simply sticking to eating more real foods. Really, anyone with an air fryer who loves a good steak will enjoy this recipe!
The air fryer is one of those appliances I didn’t think I really needed. After 2 years with it, I can honestly say that I thought wrong. Either myself or my husband use it at least every other day, and so much so that it rarely leaves our counter, and I most certainly use it more than my oven. It’s perfect for cooking veggie side dishes, reheating leftovers, making breakfast potatoes, chicken wings, or making chicken tenders.
And, for a long time now, it’s been our go-to method for cooking steak. It’s so simple, but I figured I should get it on the blog so that everyone can use their air fryer for this, too! The air fryer works really well for steak because it’s so hands off, comes out perfect and juicy every time, and while it cooks, you have just enough time to get your sides ready so dinner comes together quickly and easily.
I love going simple with it and serving broccoli and a potato, or some green beans. As for the steak, you can really go what whatever you prefer to season it. We use one of the simple steak seasoning blends we have on hand already. My favorites being the “Minnesota Steak Seasoning” from a local grocery store Lunds & Byerlys. Other seasoning we love on air fryer steak that are national are: Primal Palate Steak Seasoning, Borsari steak seasoning, and FreshJax Keto Chophouse seasoning.
My favorite and the BEST Steak Sauce to pair with this is Primal Kitchen Steak Sauce. It’s sugar-free, Paleo, Whole30 Approved and Keto. The code “PALEOBAILEY” saves you 10% off! Or, you can get it from Thrive Market.
More Healthy Whole30 Air Fryer RecipesPrint
- 2 sirloin steaks
- 2–3 tbsp steak seasoning
- Spray oil or cooking fat of choice (I prefer avocado oil)
- First, pat the steak dry and let come to room temperature
- Spray (or brush) oil lightly on the steak and season liberally
- Spray or coat the bottom of the air fryer basket with oil and place the steaks into the air fryer. The steaks can be touching or sort of “smooshed” in the basket.
- Cook on 400 degrees F. for 6 minutes, flip the steaks and cook for another 6 minutes. If you want your steak more well-done, add an additional 2-3 minutes. Let rest before serving.
Keywords: Whole30, Paleo, Keto, Air Fryer, Steak, Air Fryer Steak
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