Ninja Foodi Grill Steak is tender, flavorful, and easy to prepare. Are you looking for a delicious and simple way to whip up a steak?

Then you need to try this recipe for steak in Ninja Foodi Grill! This is nothing better than cooking a juicy steak on your new kitchen gadget. 

Ninja Foodi Grill Steak
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Why Get a Ninja Foodi Grill

The Ninja Foodi Grill is a versatile kitchen appliance that offers several compelling reasons to add it to your culinary arsenal:

  • Multi-Functionality: The Ninja Foodi Grill is not just a grill; it’s a 5-in-1 indoor grill appliance. It can grill, air fry, roast, bake, and dehydrate. This versatility means you can prepare various dishes with a single tool, saving time and kitchen space.
  • Indoor Grilling: Enjoy the flavors of outdoor grilling without the hassle of dealing with charcoal or propane. The Ninja Foodi Grill allows you to grill your favorite foods indoors, making it an excellent option for year-round grilling, regardless of the weather.
  • Rapid Cooking: The grill’s high-speed air circulation and precision cooking technology enable faster cooking times. Whether searing a steak or air frying crispy fries, you can expect your meals to be ready quickly.
  • Easy to Use: The Ninja Foodi Grill is designed with user-friendliness in mind. It features intuitive controls and presets for various cooking methods, making it accessible for experienced and beginners.
  • Less Mess: Cooking with the Ninja Foodi Grill is relatively mess-free. The grill grate and crisper basket are non-stick and dishwasher safe, making cleanup a breeze.
  • Versatile Size: The Ninja Foodi Grill comes in different sizes, allowing you to choose the one that best fits your cooking needs and kitchen space.
  • Recipe Variety: Ninja provides a wide range of recipes and cooking inspiration, ensuring you can explore new culinary horizons with your Ninja Foodi Grill.
  • Cost-Effective: Investing in a Ninja Foodi Grill can save you money in the long run. You can replicate the flavors of your favorite restaurant dishes at home, reducing dining-out expenses.
  • Convenience: The Ninja Foodi Grill simplifies meal preparation. Whether you’re grilling, air frying, or roasting, it’s a convenient tool to help you get dinner on the table faster.

In summary, the Ninja Foodi Grill offers versatility, convenience, and the ability to create delicious, healthier meals, making it a valuable addition to any kitchen. Whether you’re a seasoned home chef or just starting your culinary journey, this appliance can elevate your cooking experience.


Ingredients for Making Steak in the Ninja Foodi Grill

With a few simple ingredients, you can make a perfectly cooked steak in your own kitchen.

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Remember the step-by-step directions and detailed ingredient list are below in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, as well as the nutritional information.  

  • Steak (of your choice): Select your favorite cut of steaks, whether it’s ribeye steak, sirloin steak, London broil, filet mignon, New York strip steak, or another cut. The Ninja Foodi Grill will help you achieve that perfect sear and juicy interior.
  • Olive Oil: A drizzle of olive oil enhances the steak’s flavor and helps prevent sticking to the grill grate.
  • Kosher Salt and Black Pepper: Season the steak generously with salt and pepper to enhance its natural flavors. You can also add other seasonings, steak seasoning, or herbs.
  • Garlic Chive Butter: Elevate the steak’s taste by topping it with a flavorful garlic chive butter after grilling. This compound butter adds richness and a burst of herbaceous goodness to each bite.
  • Optional Marinade: While not always necessary, marinate the steak before grilling to infuse it with additional flavors. Common marinade ingredients include soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, minced garlic, and herbs.
  • Fresh Chives (for garnish): Sprinkle freshly chopped chives on top of the finished steak for a vibrant garnish and an extra layer of flavor.

These ingredients, when combined, create a delectable Ninja Foodi Grill steak that’s bursting with savory goodness.

How to Cook a Steak in the Ninja Foodi Grill

preheating ninja foodi grill

Preheat the Ninja Foodi Grill: Press the power button, then preheat your Ninja Foodi Grill. Select Grill High and allow your Ninja Indoor Grill to preheat. When your Ninja grill is ready (it will display ADD FOOD), place the steaks on the grill plate.

Season the Steak: While the grill is preheating, season the steak generously with salt and pepper. You can also use your favorite steak rub or seasoning mix. If you prefer a marinated steak, you can prepare a marinade by combining ingredients like soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, minced garlic, and herbs in a bowl. Place the steak in a zip-top bag or a shallow dish, pour the marinade over it, and let it marinate for at least 30 minutes.

Prepare the Ninja Foodi Grill: Once the grill is preheated, brush the grill grates with a bit of olive oil or a little bit of avocado oil to prevent sticking.

Grill the Steak: Place the seasoned steak on the hot grill grates. Close the grill lid and set the cooking time for 5-10 minutes.  Cooking times will vary based on the thickness of your steak and your preferred doneness. 

raw steak in ninja foodi

Rest the Steak: Once the steak reaches your preferred temperature, remove it from the grill and rest for a few minutes. Resting allows the juices to redistribute, ensuring a juicy steak.

Optional Garlic Chive Butter: While the steak rests, you can prepare garlic chive butter by mixing chopped fresh chives into softened butter. Place a dollop of this butter on the steak for added flavor.

Garnish and Serve: Sprinkle freshly chopped chives on the steak for desired garnish. Slice the steak against the grain, plate it, and serve with your favorite side dishes.

steak in ninja foodi grill recipe on a plate with herbs on top

Pro Tips For Cooking Steak On Ninja Foodi Indoor Grill

Here are some pro tips for cooking the perfect steak on the Ninja Foodi Indoor Grill

  • Choose the Right Cut: Select a quality cut of steak, such as ribeye, New York strip, or filet mignon, for the best results. The thickness of the steak should ideally be around 1 to 1.5 inches.
  • Bring the Steak to Room Temperature: Before grilling, allow the steak to sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes. This helps the steak cook more evenly.
  • Season Generously: Season the steak generously with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. You can also add your favorite steak rub or seasoning for extra flavor.
  • Preheat the Grill: Ensure the Ninja Foodi Indoor Grill is preheated to a high temperature. Preheating helps create a sear on the steak, locking in the juices.
  • Oil the Grates: Before placing the steak on the grill, brush the grates with a little oil to prevent sticking.
  • Use the Grill Lid: When cooking the steak, use the grill air fryer lid to create an even cooking environment. This helps achieve those beautiful grill marks and ensures the steak cooks evenly.
  • Avoid Pressing the Steak: Resist the urge to press down on the steak with a spatula while grilling. This can release the flavorful juices and make the steak dry.
  • Use a Meat Thermometer: To achieve the desired level of doneness, use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature. Aim for 125 degrees F (52°C) for rare, 135°F (57°C) for medium-rare, 145°F (63°C) for medium, and 160°F (71°C) for well-done.
  • Rest the Steak: After grilling, let the steak rest for a few minutes. This allows the juices to be redistributed, resulting in a juicier and more tender steak.
  • Customize with Butter: For added richness and flavor, consider topping your cooked steak with a pat of garlic herb butter or compound butter before serving.
  • Experiment with Marinades: Try marinating your steak for added flavor. Classic marinades include combinations of soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and herbs. Marinate for at least 30 minutes before grilling.
  • Slicing: When slicing the steak, cut it against the grain. This helps maintain tenderness.

By following these pro tips, you can master the art of grilling steak on your Ninja Foodi Indoor Grill and enjoy restaurant-quality results from the comfort of your home.

Ninja Foodi Grill Steak

Serving Suggestions

Here are some of our favorite sides to serve with steak. So whether you’re looking for something simple like french fries or mashed potatoes or something more elaborate, we’ll have you covered!

Ninja Foodi Steak Cooking Times Chart

Determining the doneness of your steak is crucial to achieving your preferred level of doneness. Here are some methods to help you know when your steak is done:

Meat Thermometer, smart thermometer: Using a meat thermometer is the most accurate way to check the internal temperature of your steak. Here are the temperature ranges for different levels of doneness:

  • Rare Steak: 125°F (52°C)
  • Medium-Rare Steak: 135°F (57°C)
  • Medium Steak: 145°F (63°C)
  • Medium-Well Steak: 150°F (66°C)
  • Well-Done Steak: 160°F (71°C) and above

Insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the steak without touching the bone for an accurate reading.

FAQ’s Ninja Foodi Grill Steak Recipe

Can I use frozen steak on the Ninja Foodi Grill? It’s best to use thawed steak for even cooking. However, if you need to grill a frozen steak, it’s recommended to thaw it first for better results.

How do I clean the Ninja Foodi Grill after cooking steak? Allow the grill to cool down, then remove the grill grate and crisper basket for easy cleaning. They are dishwasher safe or can be hand-washed with warm, soapy water and a non-abrasive cleaning brush.

What internal temperature should I aim for when cooking steak? The recommended internal temperatures are 125°F (52°C) for rare, 135°F (57°C) for medium-rare, 145°F (63°C) for medium, and 160°F (71°C) for well-done steak. Use a meat thermometer to ensure accuracy.

Can I use the Ninja Foodi Grill for other types of meat? Yes, you can use the Ninja Foodi Grill to cook various types of meat like chicken breast, chicken thighs, pork chops, seafood, and more. Adjust the cooking time and temperature accordingly for different cuts.

How do I get those perfect grill marks on my steak? To achieve grill marks, preheat the Ninja Foodi Grill on a high setting, oil the grates, and sear the steak without moving it for a few minutes. Then, rotate the steak 45 degrees to create the classic diamond-shaped grill marks.

Can I cook vegetables alongside the steak at the Ninja Foodi Grill? Yes, you can! The Ninja Foodi Grill is versatile, and you can grill vegetables alongside your steak for a complete meal.

What’s the difference between grilling indoors with the Ninja Foodi Grill and outdoor grilling? While outdoor grilling provides a unique smoky flavor, the Ninja Foodi Grill offers convenience and can be used year-round. It’s an excellent option for those who prefer indoor cooking or don’t have access to an outdoor grill.

Can I use marinades or rubs on my steak before grilling? Yes, marinades and rubs can enhance the flavor of your steak. Marinate the steak for at least 30 minutes before grilling for the best results.

How long should I let the steak rest after grilling? Let the steak rest for about 5-10 minutes after grilling. This allows the juices to be redistributed and results in a juicier steak.

How to store leftover steak: Let the steak cool to room temperature, and then place the leftover steak into an airtight container.

Can I cook a thick steak on the Ninja Foodi Grill? Yes, you can cook thick steaks at the Ninja Foodi Grill. Adjust the cooking time to ensure the steak reaches your desired level of doneness.

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Ninja Foodi Grill Steak

Ninja Foodi Grill Steak

4.25 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Steaks At Room Tempearature: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings


Ninja Foodi Grill Steak is tender, flavorful, and so easy to prepare. Are you looking for a delicious and simple way to whip up a steak? Then you need to try this recipe for steak in Ninja Foodi Grill!


  • 1 steak, Ribeye, Sirloin, Flank, etc.
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Add any seasonings that you want.


  • Start by getting your steak to room temperature, about 20 to 30 minutes. This will get your steak to cook more evenly.
  • Season your steak with either salt and pepper or add your favorite steak seasoning.
  • Add your grill pan insert.
  • Press the Power Button.
  • Then hit the grill button. It will show you a preheat display.
  • When the display unit tells you to add the food, place the steak onto the grill plate.
  • Grill for about 5 minutes, and then flip the steak and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes. The exact time will depend on how well you like your steak and how thick your steak is.
  • Let the steak rest for about 5 minutes before cutting into the steak, allowing the juices to settle in the middle.
  • Plate, serve, and enjoy!


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  • Cooking Spray, optional


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 235kcalProtein: 23gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 59mgPotassium: 303mgVitamin A: 17IUCalcium: 8mgIron: 2mg

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