Air Fryer Steak Bites — When you think of cooking steak, the only thing that comes to mind is a grill. But what if I told you there was a new way? Air fryer steak bites are an easy and delicious way to have your favorite cut of meat with minimal effort. So grab your air fryer and start cooking!
I love a great steak bite made in the air fryer. They were perfectly seasoned and perfectly cooked. Every steak bite was juicy, tender, and delicious. Today, my easy recipe for Air Fryer Steak Bites.
If you are looking for a quick weekday meal, this is one of my favorites. From start to finish, it will take you less than 15 minutes.
I love a great and easy meal, and this is one of my personal favorites! And since it’s low-carb and Keto Friendly, everyone can enjoy it!
What Are Air Fryer Steak Bites?
If you are not familiar with them, they’re cut-up pieces of steak and seasoned. For the air fryer, please give it some olive oil before popping them in!
Today, I used Sirloin Steak cut up which worked perfectly. You can easily use any other boneless steak cuts for this recipe too!
Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Steak Bites
- Boneless Top Sirloin
- Olive Oil
- Sea Salt
- Coarse Black Pepper
- Dried Thyme
- Black Garlic
How To Make Air Fryer Steak Bites
Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F, air fryer setting, for 5 minutes. Cut steak into bite-sized pieces and discard any fat.
Add to a mixing bowl with olive oil, sea salt flakes, black pepper, dried thyme, and half of the minced black garlic (2 cloves). Toss to coat.
Lightly spray the air fryer basket with non-stick cooking spray. Arrange steak bites in a single layer in the basket—Cook for 8 minutes. Stop halfway through cooking time and shake the basket to turn the steak bites over.
Meanwhile, melt the butter. Add remaining minced garlic, garlic salt, and parsley to the butter. Stir to combine. Remove steak bites from the air fryer and toss in the melted butter.
Tips for the Best Air Fryer Steak Bites
You are going to love these steak bites. They’re quick and easy, and so good!
Steak: You want to use a good cut of beef that has plenty of marbling throughout. This will tenderize your meat as it air fries up!
Some great suggestions for steak are: New York Strip Steaks or Ribeyes will work well. For a budget-friendly option, use Top Sirloin Steak.
Oil: Any high heat oil will work for this recipe, including olive oil, avocado oil, sesame oil, and coconut oil.
Seasoning: I used a very simple seasoning today, but you can elevate this dish even more by adding your favorite steak seasoning!
What is Black Garlic?
As I have been cooking more and more at home, I have become more adventurous with the seasonings of my food, and trying new things.
One of my favorite new condiments I have been using is black garlic. If you love garlic, this is the one for you.
Black Garlic is nothing more than sweetened garlic, with the faint taste of tamarind or even balsamic vinegar. This gives the steak a sweet taste. It’s perfect in a lot of dishes!
How To Tell When Your Air Fryer Steak Bites Are Done?
The absolute best way to tell if your steak or any other protein is done after cooking it in the air fryer is by using a meat thermometer.
Check a couple of pieces of your steak bites, and see what the internal temperature reads.
According to the USDA, the temperature for meat is as follows:
- Rare:125 degrees F
- Medium-Rare:130 degrees F
- Medium: 140 degrees F
- Medium-Well: 150 degrees F
What To Serve Steak Bites With
You can serve these with anything from a simple garden salad to a bowl of rice. I love serving them with a few of my family’s favorite side dishes:
- INSTANT POT MASHED POTATOES
- AIR FRYER OVEN GOLD RANCH POTATOES
- AIR FRYER MASHED POTATO PANCAKES
- EASY AIR FRYER LOADED MASHED POTATO EGG ROLLS
- INSTANT POT SWEET POTATOES
- INSTANT POT BAKED POTATOES
- 2 top boneless sirloin (about 2 lbs)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp sea salt flakes
- 1 tsp coarse black pepper
- ½ tsp dried thyme
- 4 cloves black garlic
- 8 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 tsp garlic salt
- 1 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
- Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F, air fryer setting for 5 minutes.
- Cut steak into bite-sized pieces and discard any fat. Add to a mixing bowl with olive oil, sea salt flakes, black pepper, dried thyme, and half of the minced black garlic (2 cloves). Toss to coat.
- Lightly spray the air fryer basket with non-stick cooking spray. Arrange steak bites in a single layer in the basket—Cook for 8 minutes. Stop halfway through cooking time and shake the basket to turn the steak bites over.
- Meanwhile, melt the butter. Add remaining minced garlic, garlic salt, and parsley to the butter. Stir to combine
- Remove steak bites from the air fryer and toss in the melted butter.
- Serve immediately.
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 251Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 674mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 8g
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