Steak Tips in Air Fryer

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For a simple and delicious beef dinner, make this air fryer steak tips recipe. Just season the meat with your favorite spices and cook for just a few minutes.

air fryer steak tips on blue plate.

Air fryers are a great tool to have in your kitchen. They allow you to cook food quickly and evenly, without the need for oil or heat.

This recipe is perfect for those who love tasty steak bites and want to make them without all of the fuss. By using an air fryer, you can get a delicious and healthy steak that is sure to please.

Air frying is a good way to cook steak tips because it cooks them evenly and quickly. The hot air circulates around the steak tips in the air fryer basket, cooking them evenly without drying them out.

Ingredients

This air fryer steak tips recipe is super simple. Plus, you can vary the flavor just by changing up the seasonings.

ingredients for steak tips in air fryer recipe.

To make these air fryer steak bites, here’s what you will need:

  • Steak tips – If you can’t find beef steak tips already cut, just slice a sirloin steak into 1-inch cubes.
  • Olive oil – Choose an extra light olive oil as it has a higher smoke point than extra virgin. You can also use avocado oil if you prefer.
  • Seasonings – What you use to season the meat is totally up to you. We used chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, parsley, red pepper flakes, salt, and ground black pepper.
  • Butter – The beef tips are drizzled with a garlic butter sauce just before serving. This makes them extra delicious.

Cooking steak tips in air fryer

The process for cooking air fryer steak tips is so easy! Just toss the steak bites in olive oil and seasonings then air fry for about five minutes in a preheated air fryer.

Season beef tips

In a bowl, mix the oil and seasonings with the steak tips to coat each piece.

mixing oil on raw steak tips.
seasoning the steak tips.

Air fry

Arrange the meat in an air fryer basket in a single layer. Air fry until browned and cooked to desired doneness.

raw seasoned steak tips in air fryer basket.
cooked steak tips in air fryer basket.

Add melted butter sauce

Combine melted butter with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Top the air fried steak bites with the garlic butter sauce before serving.

adding seasoned butter onto cooked meat.

Tips

  • Preheat your air fryer. This will help ensure even cooking.
  • Cut your steak into uniform pieces for even cooking.
  • Season your steak well before cooking.
  • Let your steak rest for a few minutes after cooking to allow the juices to redistribute.
garnished steak tips in black bowl.

Serving suggestions

When most people think of steak, they think of a thick, juicy piece of meat that’s best served rare or medium-rare. While this may be the traditional way to serve steak, it’s not the only way.

Steak tips, which are thinner and smaller than traditional steaks, can also be cooked this way. However, they’re also delicious when cooked medium or even well-done.

As for what to serve with steak tips, the possibilities are endless. Some good options include mashed potatoes, rice pilaf, steamed vegetables, and coleslaw.

For a delicious low-carb meal, serve them with a keto potato substitute or shrimp fried cauliflower rice.

air fryer steak tips in black bowl.

FAQs

Before getting to the recipe, I wanted to cover some of the common questions asked about air fryer beef tips.

What is the difference between cooking steak tips in an air fryer and a regular oven?

An air fryer will cook steak bites more evenly than cooking in an oven. The regular oven may produce some areas that are overcooked while other areas are undercooked.

How long do steak tips take to cook in an air fryer?

Steak tips take about 10 minutes to cook in an air fryer.

What is the best temperature to cook air fryer steak tips?

The best temperature to cook steak tips in an air fryer is about 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Air Fryer Steak Tips

For a simple and delicious beef dinner, make this air fryer steak tips recipe. To prepare, just season the meat with spices and air fry.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer beef tips, air fryer steak bites, air fryer steak tips
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 119kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces beef sirloin filet cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

For the garlic butter

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes optional

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Instructions

  • Preheat an air fryer for 5 minutes at 400ºF.
  • Toss meat with olive oil. Mix together spices and season the meat.
  • Arrange meat in the air fryer basket so that pieces are not touching.
  • Air fry for 5 minutes at 400ºF until browned.
  • Melt butter. Stir in garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Toss the finished steak in the garlic butter before serving. Garnish with parsley and red pepper flakes if you like.

Notes

Preheat your air fryer. This will help ensure even cooking.
Cut your steak into uniform pieces for even cooking.
Season your steak well before cooking.
Let your steak rest for a few minutes after cooking to allow the juices to redistribute.

Nutrition

Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 227mg | Potassium: 335mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 132IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 2mg
By on July 8th, 2022

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