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Perfect Butter Basted Air Fryer Steak

Juicy, deeply crusted, perfectly cooked steak in under 10 minutes for those days you don't have time or energy.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, steak
Servings: 2
Calories: 562kcal


  • air fryer


  • 2 8~10oz steaks of choice, striploin or ribeye preferred
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp butter or high heat oil
  • 4 cloves garlic unpeeled, optional


  • Season the steaks and allow to rest on the countertop for about 30 mins.
    seasoning air fryer steak | www.iamafoodblog.com
  • Preheat your air fryer at 400ºF for 3 minutes. If using garlic, place them at the bottom of the basket before preheating.
    preheating air fryer with garlic | www.iamafoodblog.com
  • Microwave the butter for 20 seconds, then another 20 seconds, or until melted.
    melted butter | www.iamafoodblog.com
  • Brush the steak down with butter, then place in the basket as close to the top as possible.
    steaks in air fryer basket | www.iamafoodblog.com
  • Cook at 400ºF for 7 minutes without flipping for medium rare. See notes for other times.
    air fryer steak | www.iamafoodblog.com
  • Let rest for 5 minutes, then slice and serve.
    air fryer steak | www.iamafoodblog.com


Approximate times
Rare: 5 min
Med Rare: 7 min
Med: 9 min
Med well: 11 min


Serving: 8oz | Calories: 562kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 82.4g | Fat: 22.9g | Saturated Fat: 11.2g | Cholesterol: 235mg | Sodium: 185mg | Potassium: 785mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.1g