Air Fryer Filet Mignon yummy! Here is a wonderful air fryer steak recipe that showcases a tender and juicy steak that is then seasoned and air fried. Skip the grill and enjoy an air fried steak for a change. Pair with your favorite sides for a weeknight steak dinner or holiday party recipe.
My youngest child Jason is an avid hockey player. He plays hockey at least 2 hours a day, followed by a strenuous workout. So, he is always craving protein, his favorite source of protein is steak.
Air Fryer Filet Mignon
Steak on the grill is amazing, but during the winter months, it’s not always possible to get to the grill, since we have snow to contend with. The air fryer solves this problem.
Seasoning of the steak is important since both the grill and the air fryer will seal in the flavor.
If your mouth waters as you hear the steak menu selection, you are not alone; my son Jason will drool over a nice steak, drenched with sauce. My son’s favorite meal is steak, with a side of mashed potatoes and a vegetable.
How long does it take to cook steak in Air Fryer?
Depending on your steak you will find it will vary in how long it needs to cook. If you have a thicker style steak then naturally it will take longer to cook.
You will also run into how do you want your steak done. For a rare or medium-rare steak, you will pull it faster from the air fryer. Make sure to just randomly check the steak to reach your desired doneness.
Medium Rare – 130-135 degrees
Medium – 135-145
Well done 155-165
You can invest in a meat thermometer to check your steak and how done it is. Pick the thickest part of the steak to do a temperature gauge. Or you can run into a false reading.
HERE ARE TIPS FOR AIR FRYING STEAKS–
- Choose the right cut of meat- Filet Mignon, Ribeyes, Strip Steaks, Top Sirloin, Porterhouse, and T-Bone are all great for the air fryer. They all have a great fat and meat ratio for the grill or air fryer. You will find cheaper cuts of meat provide a tougher texture. The quality of the meat will provide a more tender texture.
- Choose the right quality of meat-Purchase a good quality of meat from a butcher or the supermarket. They grade meat on marbling and connective tissues. Marbling should be shown throughout the meat with white-colored fat (marbling). I always look for a thin coat of marble throughout the meat for the air fryer or Instant Pot since it will melt and give a nice flavor to the meat without it being greasy.
- Season-Salt your meat before you place your meat in the air fryer.
- Room Temperature (Before You Cook)-Take your meat from the refrigerator and let it rest on the counter for about 15 to 30 minutes before cooking. Steak at room temperature absorbs the seasonings better. It also helps the fibers in the meat loosen, which will produce a tender cut of meat.
- Let Your Cooked Steak (Meat) Rest Again-After cooking let your meat rest, just about 5 minutes. It helps to let the juices flow to the steak center so that when you cut the steak, all of the juices will not flow out. This will give you a better piece of meat for dinner or lunch.
What Goes Well With Steak
Steak is a great recipe that can essentially pair with anything, from a baked potato, french fries, coleslaw, pasta salad, etc. You can find that steak will pair nicely with anything you make with it.
Storing Leftover Steak
If you happen to have steak leftover allow it to cool down a bit. Then place in your proper container and store in the refrigerator for up to three days.
Then you can slice and reheat the steak or eat it chilled. Steak is a great meat to slice and top salads with, mix into beans, and more for cooking.
If you want to heat up the steak, you can do the microwave for a quick reheat. You will find that heating the steak in a skillet can help make the meat not taste so much like it is reheated.
Or you can toss your steak in the air fryer to quickly heat it until the meat is fully warmed through. Then slice and serve however you would like.
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Here is a wonderful air fryer steak recipe that showcases a tender and juicy steak that is then seasoned and air fried. Skip the grill and enjoy an air fried steak for a change. Pair with your favorite sides for a weeknight steak dinner or holiday party recipe.
- 2 16 ounces Filet Mignon Steaks
- 2 tablespoons olive oil or melted butter
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- The first thing I do when making steak (I got this hint from one of Bobby Flay’s shows) let the meat rest at room temperature for AT LEAST 30 minutes.
- Start by preheating the air fryer. Steak is one of the few recipes that I preheat the air fryer for. But the meat will come out better, so turn the air fryer oven’/basket on for 5 minutes at 400 degrees F.
- Then rub the olive oil or butter all over the steak and season with salt and pepper. I added some dried parsley.
- Set the steaks in the air fryer for 6 minutes, then flip and air fry for another 6 minutes.
- Again, per Bobby Flay, let the steak rest for at least 5 minutes.
- Plate, serve and enjoy!
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