Air fryer steak bites with mushrooms tastes so gourmet, no one will know you made it in a jiff. The tender, juicy beef can fool even the most seasoned foodie.
Air fryer steak bites can be so versatile. We like to add different veggies to the mix to make a full-blown dinner. Today, we will prepare a dish of steak and mushrooms — my husband’s favorite combination!
Whether you are new to the air fryer or seasoned in all its glory, you are going to be SHOCKED at how perfectly you can cook a steak in this appliance. Trust me, I was taken back the first time I tried it out…
The first time I caught wind of the powers of air fryer steak is when I started a keto-friendly diet. Making a good protein can be time consuming, but this recipe will put a healthy meal on the table on even the most hectic weeknight.
So… Can Steak be Cooked in an Air Fryer?
Yes, and it turns out so darn amazing! Typically, tender and flavorful meat requires a lot of TLC. Whether it’s hours spent in the crockpot, smoker, oven or BBQ, when we think delicious meat we assume it’s been slow cooked. But, with the advent of the digital air fryer, you can have tender meat with crispy edges in under 30 minutes. That’s right, it takes a half-of-an-hour to reach perfection! That’s a game-changer.
Hot tip: Stick to fresh cuts of beef. Cooking frozen meat in the air fryer simply doesn’t give you the same results. The meat comes out tougher and less flavorful.
Tips For The Best Air Fryer Steak
- To promote even cooking, cut steak pieces into equal sizes
- Preheat the air fryer basket for a few minutes before adding your steak bites. This will help form a nice, crispy crust.
- Don’t overcrowd the basket! You want each piece of steak to have some space around it so the hot air can reach the full surface. If you must overcrowd the basket, stir the steak every 5 minutes to help promote even cooking.
- Allow your steak to rest for at least 5 minutes before cutting into it. You want all the amazing juices to marinate the meat!
- Add other veggies like zucchini, broccoli, bell peppers and asparagus to the air fryer tray. Mix things up to keep things interesting! This recipe is likely to become a part of your regular dinner rotation.
- Hot tip: Make sure to add the veggies toward the end. They will cook much faster than beef!
- Save money and use a lean cut of beef! You can use flank, chuck roast or sirloin. The air fryer will make even the toughest cuts tender!
How Long Does it Take to Cook Steak in an Air Fryer?
At 400℉ it would take about 10 minutes to cook steak to medium-rare. (Cooking times may change depending on the thickness and cut you choose.) Each air fryer works slightly differently, so the best way to achieve perfect doneness is using a thermometer.
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- 15-Minute Air Fryer French Fries: Love french fries but hate how unhealthy they are? Make them in the air fryer to get all that crispiness without any of the oil.
- Easy Air Fryer Chicken Wings: Chicken wings without the guilt? Sign me up! These air fryer chicken wings are crispy, tender and wonderful tossed in buffalo or BBQ sauce.
- 2 lb beef
- 2 lb mushrooms
- 2 tbsp Worcester sauce
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1 tbsp pepper
- Preheat an Air Fryer for 3 minutes at 400 °F. Cut beef into bite size pieces and mushrooms into halves.
- Add Woschester sauce, salt and pepper to the mixture. Let it sit for a few minutes.
- Add beef and mushrooms to the air fryer basket. Air fry it for 5 minutes.
- Remove the basket and toss the steak bites to ensure all the sides are getting nice and crispy.
- Air fry for another 5-7 minutes. Once complete, check to make sure the temperature of the beef reached 145F.
I can’t wait to try this! Thank you
So good, Kim! It's amazing how well the air fryer cooks steak. Let me know how you like it and thanks for dropping us a line.
What's the best cut of meat to ues?
Hi Bogeum- you can use whatever steak you prefer, but in the post I mention that to save money you can use flank, chuck roast or sirloin because the air fryer will make even the toughest cuts tender! Enjoy!
When you say air basket, are you referring to a pan?
Hey Harriet- I'm not referring to a regular kitchen pan, if that's what you mean. This recipe calls for an air fryer, and you'll want to cook the steak bites in the air fryer basket. Hope this helps!
Do you have to use mushrooms?
Hey Alexandra, no, its more of an idea to make an entire email in an air fryer.
I made this with some tri-tip I had gotten. I had a 2.5lb piece of meat and didn't use the entire tablespoon of pepper and it was far too peppery. Otherwise it was very tasty and easy to prepare!
Thank you for the tip about the pepper, I'm glad you still enjoyed the recipe!
This looks wonderful! Can this be made in an Air Fryer Oven (ex. Emeril's Power Air Fryer 360)?
Hey Nancy, it would work but you may need to watch the cooking time.
What size air fryer do we need for this recipe?
Hey Lori, we have a 6qt air fryer. Works well for this recipe.
How do I cook this without an air fryer?
Hi Natasha, you can pay fry it.
This is great and easy. I have taken over the cooking duties so my wife is suffering through my learning curve, Thanks
Hey Ernest, I got a good laugh from your comment. Your wife is suffering, lol... 🙂 Airfryer makes it so easy!
I was looking for a recipe for my steak and this came just at the right time, I say it was meant to be 😆 great recipe, simple ingredients. Thanks!
Hey Vicki, I am so glad! Thank you for sharing your feedback. 🙂
This looks amazing. My husband loves steak. I never even thought to cook steak in my air fryer. I can't wait to give this a try. On the menu for next week.
Hey Krissy, I am so glad you bumped into this recipe. Enjoy it!
This is a delicious way to enjoy steak and mushrooms!
Our fave low carb meal!
I can't wait to try these! They look SO GOOD!!
Hey Katerina, thank you so much for sharing! Hope you love them!