The Perfect Air Fried Steak Tips

Are you looking for a quick and delicious steak recipe? Look no further! Air Fryer Steak Tips are here to impress. With their tender texture, perfect crust, and incredible flavor, these steak tips will become your go-to dish. The best part? They cook in under 5 minutes! Pair them with some veggies and potatoes, and you have a full and easy dinner.

Why You’ll Love It

There are plenty of reasons why these Air Fryer Steak Tips are a must-try:

  • Fast Cooking: These steak tips cook in as little as 4 minutes! Perfect for those busy weeknight meals.
  • Super Tender: The steak turns out incredibly tender and perfectly cooked, thanks to the air fryer’s high heat and circulating fan.
  • Garlic Butter: While optional, the three-ingredient garlic butter is simple to make and adds an extra burst of flavor to the steak.

Ingredients and Equipment

To make these mouthwatering steak tips, you only need a few ingredients:

  • Steak: Choose a Rib Eye or New York Strip steak for the best results.
  • Olive Oil
  • Spices: Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Salt, and Pepper.
  • Garlic Butter: Butter, Garlic Powder, and Dried Parsley.
  • Air Fryer: You can use a basket-style air fryer or one with pull-out racks.
  • Bowls: You’ll need a bowl to season the steak cubes and a small one to mix up the garlic butter.

Rib Eye Steak on Cutting Board

Seasoned Steak Cubes in Bowl

Garlic Butter in Bowl

Step by Step Instructions

You won’t believe how quick and easy it is to make these tender steak tips:

  1. Optional – Preheat the Air Fryer: To achieve a better crust on the steak tips, you can preheat the air fryer by letting it run empty for about 5 minutes. But don’t worry, they will still turn out great if you forget this step!
  2. Cube the Steak: Start by cutting the steak into 1-inch bites.
  3. Season the Steak Tips: Toss the steak cubes with olive oil and the spice mixture until they are evenly coated.
  4. Air Fry: Place the coated steak tips in the air fryer, making sure not to overcrowd the basket. Air fry at 400 degrees F for 4-7 minutes, flipping them after 2-3 minutes. The cooking time may vary depending on your preferred steak doneness. For medium-rare, cook them for 4-5 minutes.
  5. Add the Garlic Butter: Allow the steak tips to rest for 2-3 minutes before tossing them in the garlic butter. Serve and enjoy!
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Raw Steak Tips in Air Fryer

Cooked Steak Tips in Air Fryer

Substitutions and Variations

Feel free to get creative with these steak tips! Here are some ideas for substitutions and variations:

  • Other Seasonings: If you want to experiment with different flavors, you can try using your favorite steak seasoning instead of the garlic and onion powder.
  • Cook in Skillet: If you don’t have an air fryer, don’t worry! You can still enjoy these steak tips by cooking them in a skillet. Heat up a heavy skillet over medium-high heat, add oil, and cook the tips for 1-2 minutes on each side.

Leftovers and Storage

Got leftovers? Here’s what you need to know:

  • Storage: Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • Reheating: When reheating steak leftovers, be careful not to overcook the steak. You can reheat them in the air fryer for a minute or two or in a skillet on the stove.
  • Leftover Ideas: Why not use the leftovers for a delicious steak and eggs breakfast?

Recipe Tips

These handy tips will help you make the most out of your Air Fryer Steak Tips:

  • Trim Large Pieces of Fat: Before cubing the steak, it’s a good idea to trim any large pieces of fat for a better eating experience.
  • Don’t Overcrowd: To ensure proper airflow and even cooking, make sure the steak tips are not touching or overlapping in the air fryer. If you’re doubling the recipe, consider cooking them in two batches.

Serving Ideas

Complete your meal by pairing these steak tips with your favorite sides. Here are some serving ideas:

  • Boursin Mashed Potatoes: Add some herby Boursin cheese to your mashed potatoes for a flavorful twist.
  • Roasted Rainbow Carrots: Toss carrots with olive oil, salt, and pepper before roasting them until tender.
  • Crispy Roasted Baby Potatoes: Achieve the perfect combination of fluffy and crispy with these delicious roasted baby potatoes.
  • Roasted Broccolini: Enjoy perfectly tender stalks with crispy tops in just 15 minutes.
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If you’re ready to level up your steak game, give these Air Fried Steak Tips a try. They’re quick, tender, and bursting with flavor. Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ is the perfect complement to this fantastic dish. Enjoy!