Making Steak in Air Fryer is so easy and will give you tender and flavorful results every time! All you’ll need are sirloin steaks and a handful of other simple ingredients to whip up a delicious weeknight dinner in no time.

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Steak in Air Fryer

Steak in Air Fryer is such an easy recipe for a perfectly tender, juicy, and cooked steak. If you’ve been wondering how to cook a sirloin steak, believe me — your air fryer is your best bet!

I often buy sirloin steak as it’s one of the most affordable cuts of steak. It doesn’t need much to bring out its delicious natural flavor, which is one of the reasons why I love it! I simply add a few tablespoons of olive oil and some of my favorite steak seasonings. That’s really all you need!

Learn how to make a sirloin steak in air fryer with this simple recipe!


Why You’ll Love Air Fryer Sirloin Steak

  • Quick to make
  • Perfect results every time
  • No need to stand outside at the grill
  • So easy and delicious

Ingredients Needed for This Sirloin Steak Recipe

  • Sirloin Steaks
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Steak Seasoning — pick your favorite!
seasoned steaks

How to Cook a Sirloin Steak in Air Fryer

Step 1: Season your sirloin steak with olive oil, salt, pepper, and your preferred steak seasoning, and preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F.

sirloin steak in air fryer basket

Step 2: Add the steak to the air fryer basket and air fry for 5 minutes. Flip and continue to cook for another 4-7 minutes. The exact cooking time depends on how you like your steak!

Step 3: Remove the air fryer sirloin steak from the basket and let it rest for about 5 minutes so that the juices settle in the middle. Plate, serve, and enjoy!

air fryer sirloin steak resting

Seasoning Suggestions for Steak in Air Fryer

This is the fun part — feel free to get creative with your seasonings! Here are some of my favorites to inspire you:

  • Butter, garlic powder, and fresh herbs
  • Smoked paprika, garlic, oregano, and cumin
  • Crushed red pepper, sea salt, and garlic
  • Brown sugar, salt, chili powder, and paprika

…but the possibilities for sirloin steak in air fryer are truly endless!

steak in air fryer resting on a green cutting board with a large knife visible

How Long Does it Take to Cook a Tender Sirloin Steak in Air Fryer?

As I mentioned above, it depends on how you like your steak:

  • Medium-Rare: 8-10 minutes in total
  • Medium: 10-12 minutes in total
  • Well-Done: 12-15 minutes in total

Start by cooking the steak on 1 side for about 5 minutes, then adjust the remaining cooking time to your liking.

Do You Need to Flip Steak in Air Fryer?

Your air fryer cooks food by circulating very hot air around it, so technically, you don’t need to flip air fryer sirloin steak in order for it to cook all the way through. That said, I always flip my steaks. I find that it cooks up a lot better.

What Temperature Do You Air Fry Sirloin Steak?

400 degrees F is the sweet spot for this sirloin steak recipe! Make sure that the meat has an internal temperature of at least 130 degrees F to avoid any foodborne illnesses.

Why is My Steak Chewy in Air Fryer?

This sirloin steak recipe will become overly tough and chewy if you overcook it. Make sure to pay attention to the cooking time!

steak cooked in air fryer with green beans and onions

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Sirloin Steak in Air Fryer

4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 servings


Sirloin Steak in Air Fryer is so easy and will give you tender and flavorful results every time! Use simple ingredients for weeknight dinner.


  • 2 sirloin steaks, about 5 ounces each
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2-3 tsp your favorite steak seasoning


  • Take your meat out of the refrigerator for about 20 to 30 minutes, so it gets to room temperature.
  • Then add some olive oil to the steak and season with salt, pepper, and favorite steak seasoning.
  • Preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes at 400 degrees F, air fryer setting.
  • After the preheating, add your steak to the air fryer basket.
  • Air fry for 5 minutes, then flip and air fry for another 4-7 minutes, depending on how you like your steak, medium rare will obviously take shorter to air fry then well done. Always use a meat thermometer to get the steak the way you want it.
  • Wait about 5 minutes before serving, as it allows for the juices to settle in the middle.
  • Plate, serve, and enjoy!


  • Air Fryer


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 436kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 50gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 138mgSodium: 130mgPotassium: 793mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 55IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 86mgIron: 5mg

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