These buttery seasoned Air Fryer Steak Bites are ready in under 30 minutes! They’re tender and juicy steak morsels that come out perfectly every time.

It costs about $10.97 to make this recipe. The recipe makes four servings for a total of $2.74 per serving.

Serve these Air Fryer Steak Tips with yummy Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes and Brown Sugar and Honey Glazed Carrots for a delicious meal.

An overhead picture of the finished recipe on a white plate with mashed potatoes.

Air Fry Steak Tips

Steak Bites are small pieces of steak well seasoned and cooked quickly in the Air Fryer. Cooking the steak in an Air Fryer is the BEST! It takes minimal effort with an even easier clean-up. 

The high heat of the Air Fryer produces that browned and charred outer layer that we all love. And it leaves the inside juicy. It is a fantastic way to cook your steak without drying it out.

First, cover the steak in melted butter and the seasonings, then cook. You will not miss the mess of a frying pan with all the fat rendering and splatters it creates. 

Making these Steak Bites in your Air Fryer will quickly become your favorite way to enjoy steak!

An overhead picture of the finished Air Fryer Steak Tips recipe in the air fryer basket.

Air Fried Steak Bites Ingredients & Cost

Per Serving Cost: $2.74

Recipe Cost: $10.97

  • 1.5 pounds steak – $10.41
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter – $0.20
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce – $0.04
  • 2 teaspoons Montreal steak seasoning – $0.10
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder – $0.03
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning – $0.13
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley – $0.06

NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have.

All of the ingredients needed to make this recipe.

Air Fryer Steak Bites Recipe Tools

  • Air fryer
  • Measuring spoons
  • Cutting board
  • Chef’s knife

Steak Bites in Air Fryer Recipe Variations

  • I used Montreal steak seasoning, but you can use your favorite steak seasoning in this recipe.
  • Instead of garlic powder, you can use two cloves of fresh garlic that have been minced.
  • Use your favorite cut of steak for this recipe. My favorite is New York Strip Steak.

Air Fryer Steak Tips Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F. 
  2. Toss the diced steak pieces with the seasonings and melted butter. 
  3. Evenly spread the steak pieces in the air fryer basket. 
  4. Cook for 7-12 minutes. 
  5. Garnish with parsley before serving.

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Air Fried Steak Storage Tips

SERVE: Serve immediately with freshly chopped parsley sprinkled over the steak bites. 

STORE: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

FREEZE: Once cooled, transfer the steak bites to a freezer-safe container or Ziploc bag. Freeze for 1 month.

DEFROST: Defrost at room temperature for 1-2 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.

REHEAT: Reheat in the microwave for 30-60 seconds, or until heated through.

A close up picture of the finished steak tips on a plate with some mashed potatoes.

Steak Tips in Air Fryer FAQs

Is strip steak good in an air fryer?

Absolutely! Use your favorite cuts, such as Sirloin, New York, or Ribeye, for this recipe. The fat-to-meat ratio of these cuts of meat is perfect for cooking in the Air Fryer!

How long does it take to cook steak in Airfryer?

The answer may vary depending on the type of steak you are using and your specific brand of Air Fryer. However, this steak recipe generally takes about sixteen minutes to cook.

How to make the most tender steak in the air fryer?

To make the most tender steak in the air fryer, I suggest making steak bites.
Set the air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
In a bowl, combine the diced steak pieces, seasonings, and melted butter. Toss well to coat the steak evenly.
Arrange the steak pieces in a single layer in the air fryer basket, ensuring they don’t overlap.
Air-fry the steak for 7-12 minutes, depending on your desired doneness. For medium-rare, aim for 7-9 minutes, and for medium, aim for 10-12 minutes.
Once cooked, garnish the steak pieces with fresh parsley and serve immediately.
You can also follow my instructions for making Air Fryer Filet Mignon.

Do you oil steak before air frying?

Yes, it is recommended to oil or butter steak before air frying. Doing so helps the steak achieve a nice sear and prevents it from drying out. You can use any oil that has a high smoke point, such as avocado oil, canola oil, or vegetable oil. Rub oil on all sides of the steak before placing it in the air fryer.

Do I need to flip steak in air fryer?

It depends on the recipe. While steak bites don’t need to be flipped, individual-sized portions of steak do.

What temperature do you air fry steak?

You air fry steak at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).

Why is my air fryer steak chewy?

There are a few reasons why your air fryer steak might be chewy. Here are some of the most common culprits:

1. Overcooking:
Air fryers are powerful appliances, and it’s easy to overcook steak in them. Aim for a doneness of medium-rare or medium for a tender steak.

2. Using thin steaks:
Thin steaks don’t have enough time to develop a nice sear before they cook through, resulting in a chewy texture. Use steaks that are at least 1 inch thick.

3. Not resting the steak:
After cooking, it’s essential to let the steak rest for a few minutes before slicing. This allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat, resulting in a more tender steak.

4. Overcrowding the air fryer basket:
If you overcrowd the air fryer basket, the steaks won’t cook evenly. Leave some space between the steaks to allow for proper airflow.

5. Not using enough oil:
Oiling the steak before air frying helps to prevent it from drying out and becoming chewy. Use a light coating of oil that has a high smoke point, such as avocado oil, canola oil, or vegetable oil.

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Air Fryer Steak Tips

Recipe Cost $ $10.97
Serving Cost $ $2.74
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
4 people
These buttery seasoned Air Fryer Steak Bites are ready in under 30 minutes! They’re tender and juicy steak morsels that come out perfectly every time.

Equipment

  • Air fryer
  • Measuring spoons
  • cutting board
  • chef's knife

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1.5 lbs steak use your favorite cut such as sirloin, new york, or ribeye, cut into 1 inch bite-sized pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Montreal steak seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh chopped parsley for garnish

Instructions

PREHEAT AIR FRYER:

  • Set the air fryer to the air fryer setting at 400F degrees to preheat.

PREP STEAK:

  • Toss the diced steak pieces with melted butter and seasonings.
  • Spread the steak pieces evenly in your air fryer basket (depending on the size of your fryer you may need to cook in two batches).

AIR FRY:

  • Air fry at 400F for 7-12 minutes or until your steak bites are cooked through.

TO FINISH:

  • Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and serve with mashed potatoes or your favorite veggies, enjoy!

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Notes

  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Cooked in a Cosori 5.8 qt Air Fryer.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 509mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 322IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 4mg

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11 Comments

  1. Kushigalu says:

    Never tried on air fryer before. So delicious. Thanks for the recipe

  2. These steak bites look amazing! Great recipe!

  3. These were so good! I can’t believe how easy and tasty they were and I loved all the spices on them!

  4. Jessica Formicola says:

    These bites are absolutely delicious! They turned out perfectly tender and I already can’t wait to make them again!

  5. These turned out perfect! Didn’t have Montreal seasoning so used a different steak seasoning. Will definitely be making again.

  6. Thank you so much for this recipe!! It is so so good! I used the steak bites for a bowl with rice, beans, lettuce, salsa, guacamole, and sour cream. I will be making this often!

  7. The recipe was good overall. I’ll be printing it off and keeping it to make again. I didn’t have the Montreal seasoning, so I substituted for a different seasoning. But 14 minutes was WAY too long to cook the steak. I think 7 minutes was much better.

  8. These were delicious and my first time doing air fryer/toaster oven bites. I marinated my steak in the spices for a few hours before garlic butter and cooking.

  9. Came out delicious as is!! Served with a salad. Thanks!!