Air Fryer Steak Bites – There’s only one thing better than a big steak – and that’s a steak cooked to perfection in the air fryer. Learn how to make these protein-packed Air Fryer Steak Bites in your air fryer!
If there is one food I love, and crave, it’s a big, fat, juicy steak.
I love everything about steak — the steak, the A1 sauce, the sautéed mushrooms that top a steak, and even more… the fact that a steak high protein (and low carb!)
For the last few years, I have been heavily reliant on steak to help me cut back my carbs. While I can cook one up on the grill, making steak bites in the air fryer is ultimately just so convenient.
Especially when the winter weather steps in and standing outside at the grill when it’s cold isn’t exactly your cup of tea.
(Hate to say it, my body loves the heat!)
Air Fryer Steak Bites
These air fryer steak bites cook up beautifully in the air fryer – literally minutes. Even better, you don’t have to stand outside behind the grill or get the house super hot by cooking your steak in a skillet (or, oven!)
Simply prepare the steak and cook in your Air Fryer in just minutes!
Get started by whipping up the marinade – which is just a few easy ingredients. Allow the steak 15-20 minutes to soak up the light marinade.
Then pop the steak bites in the air fryer and cook for 4-6 minutes.
Once cooked, lightly toss the steak bites in the garlic butter, making sure the bites are evenly coated.
Transfer to a serving plate – sprinkle with a little fresh parsley, enjoy your steak bites while they are still hot.
Steps for making the most flavorful steak bites:
- Allow the steak bites adequate space in the air fryer – be careful not to overcrowd to ensure proper circulation of air.
- Once cooked, quickly toss the bites with garlic butter.
- Rest the garlic butter steak bites for a few minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
- Cooking for more than one? Double or triple the recipe – taking care to allow adequate space for the steak to cook up in the air fryer.
More Air Fryer Recipes:
The air fryer is indeed the vehicle behind many delicious foods – such as:
- Air Fryer Teriyaki Cauliflower Wings
- Air Fryer Eggplant Pizza (with Oven Option)
- Air Fryer Parmesan Truffle Fries
- Air Fryer S’Mores
- Even Air Fryer Accordion Potatoes (my favorite!)
Air Fryer Steak Bites
- 16 oz sirloin steak
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp brown sugar
- 1-2 ea cloves minced garlic
- 3 Tbsp garlic butter
- 1 tsp chopped parsley
- Start by preparing your steak. Cut the sirloin steak into bite-sized pieces, ensuring they are all similar in size. This allows for even cooking.
- In a bowl, combine the olive oil, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and brown sugar. Mix these ingredients well to create a marinade.
- Toss the steak pieces in the marinade, ensuring they are evenly coated. Let them sit in the marinade for about 15-20 minutes to absorb the flavors.
- While the steak is marinating, preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200°C).
- Once the air fryer is preheated, arrange the marinated steak pieces in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Be careful not to overcrowd to ensure proper circulation of air.
- Cook the steak in the air fryer at 400°F for 4-6 minutes, depending on your preferred level of doneness.
- While the steak is cooking in the air fryer, prepare the garlic butter. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the salted butter in the microwave. Once the butter is melted, stir in the minced garlic and chopped parsley.
- Once the steak is done in the air fryer, transfer it to a serving plate. Pour the garlic butter sauce over the steak bites, ensuring they are evenly coated with the flavorful sauce. Allow the steak to rest for a couple of minutes, letting the flavors meld together.
- Serve your air-fried garlic butter steak bites hot and enjoy!
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