How Long Does It Take To Cook Steak In Air Fryer (And Why)?

How Long Does It Take To Cook Steak In Air Fryer (And Why)?

Exact Answer: 30 Minutes

People all around the world just love meat, for their side dishes, main dishes, and even appetizers. There are many types of meats and multiple ways to prepare them. Some like their meat roasted, while some like them baked, grilled and even air fried. Steaming and baking are the healthy ways of cooking meat, along with the method of air frying them. Normally, methods like grilling and roasting involve the usage of a lot of butter and oil, which are incredibly fattening.

At times like this, people choose the healthier methods to cook meat, since the meat itself is very much fattening. While some types of meat are lean and contain less amount of fat, some can contain very high levels of fat and one such type of meat is steak. Steaks are normally grilled and roasted, but some choose the air frying method to prepare the steak. It takes about 30 to 40 minutes to air-fry steaks.

There are many ingredients and steps involved in the preparation method. The air fryer method will give the steaks a unique taste and it is technically one of the best methods to prepare steak.

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How Long Does It Take To Cook Steak In Air Fryer?

Medium rare steak7 to 9 minutes
Medium steak10 to 15 minutes
Time to let the steak rest10 minutes

There are various reasons why a person should eat steak in their life. Steaks can be taken in a limited amount and not too much. Steak is rich in protein, iron and the protein here can help people in building muscles. At the recommended amount of steak intake, they will help in increasing the level of hemoglobin, and also in muscle functioning, brain functioning, and even body temperature regulation. Another mineral found in steak is since, which will strengthen the immune system.

On the other hand, red meat also contains high levels of vitamin B12, which will keep the cells healthy and also prepare the DNA. There are various reasons why people choose an air fryer. Air fryers are easy to use, and they do not need oil or any type of fattening products while cooking. When the steak is cooked in an air fryer, it does not have high levels of fat. There are certain temperatures at which the steak must be cooked in an air fryer and the time taken to cook the steak using an air fryer is very different from the time taken to grill or roast the steak.

The time taken can differ based on how the steak must be cooked, and what temperature they are cooked.

Why Does It Take That Long To Cook Steak In Air Fryer?

The ingredients required to prepare steak using the air fryer are a strip steak or boneless rib eye, whichever works better, olive oil, seasonings, kosher salt, and black pepper, grounded. First, the steak must be prepared and olive oil must be rubbed all over the steak. People normally don’t rub olive oil over the steak surface when they are grilled or roasted. When they are rubbed with olive oil, it will caramelize them. After that, the steak must be sprinkled with kosher salt and pepper for flavor.

After seasoning the steak, they must be left at room temperature for at least 15 minutes before the seasonings set in and the steak chills off. The air fryer must be preheated at least 400 Fahrenheit, and the temperature at which the steak must be cooked depends upon the size and cut of the steak. It also depends on the steak, whether it is bone-in or bone-out. The air fryer must be preheated for at least three minutes.


After preheating the air fryer, the steak must be added to the air fryer basket and it must be cooked for the appropriate time. The steak must be cooked for at least 7 to 10 minutes if the steak must be medium-rare and 10 to 15 minutes if the steak must be medium.

The steaks must be flipped at regular intervals. After the steak is cooked, it must be let to rest for about 10 minutes at least. After they are let to rest, they can be sliced and served hot with garnishes.


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