Air Fryer Steak With Garlic-Herb Butter

Air fryer steak sliced on a cutting board with garlic herb butter on the side
Prep Time
30 min
2 servings

Yes, you can even cook steak in an air fryer! We found that thicker cuts, like sirloin, are best — they turn nice and browned on the outside without overcooking. Plus, there’s very little clean up. We added a homemade garlic-herb butter to melt over the steak for a quick and flavourful weeknight dinner.



1 1-lb
sirloin steak, about 1 inch thick
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
Tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
Tbsp finely chopped fresh chives
small clove garlic, finely grated
tsp crushed red pepper flakes



Special equipment: a 3.5-quart air fryer

Step 1

Allow the steak to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before cooking.

Step 2

Preheat a 3.5-quart air fryer to 400ºF. Season the steak on both sides with a generous pinch of salt and several grinds of black pepper. Place the steak in the centre of the air fryer basket and cook until desired doneness, about 10 minutes for medium-rare, 12 minutes for medium and 14 minutes for medium-well. Transfer the steak to a cutting board and allow to rest, about 10 minutes.

Step 3

Meanwhile, mash together the butter, parsley, chives, garlic and crushed red pepper in a small bowl until combined. Slice the steak against the grain into ¼-inch-thick pieces. Top with the garlic-herb butter.

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