Air Fryer, Sirloin Steak with Pastrami Compound Butter

Making steak in the air fryer has never been the same, whether it’s rib eye, prime rib or roast, this is a fail-safe recipe. Today, I made a sirloin steak with Pastrami Compound Butter.



  • 2 16 ounces sirloin steak (about 1 1/2 inch thick)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter (room temperature)
  • 2 teaspoon pastrami spice blend


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Then rub the olive oil or butter all over the steak, and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Set the steaks in the air fryer for 6 minutes, then flip and air fry for another 6 minutes.
  5. Again, per Bobby Flay, let the steak rest for at least 5 minutes.
  6. While the steak is air frying, simply mix the room temperature butter with the pastrami spice blend, and mix together. You can either serve it on the side or on top.
  7. Plate, serve, and enjoy!

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