This air-fryer steak recipe is as easy as it gets. The air-fryer can cook a steak to your liking with minimal fuss. Adding herb butter at the end elevates this dish while adding the flavors of your favorite fresh herbs., June 2022


Credit: Jacob Fox

Recipe Summary

15 mins
35 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Mix butter, herbs, shallot, lemon zest and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl. Place the butter mixture in a piece of plastic wrap and roll into a log. Twist the ends of the wrap together to seal; refrigerate until firm, about 20 minutes.

  • Preheat air fryer to 400°F for 5 minutes. Sprinkle salt and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper onto both sides of steak. Arrange the steak pieces in a single layer in the fryer basket. Cook, flipping once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 130°F, 8 to 10 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes (the internal temperature will increase to 135°F, which is medium-rare). Slice the steaks against the grain and serve with the herb butter.

To make ahead

Refrigerate butter (Step 2) for up to 4 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

3 oz. steak & about 1 1/2 tsp. herb butter
186 calories; protein 22g; fat 10g; saturated fat 5g; mono fat 3g; cholesterol 75mg; vitamin a iu 211IU; vitamin b3 niacin 6mg; vitamin b12 1mcg; vitamin c 1mg; vitamin d iu 3IU; vitamin e iu 1IU; folate 10mg; vitamin k 4mg; sodium 382mg; calcium 18mg; chromium 2mcg; iron 2mg; magnesium 20mg; phosphorus 178mg; potassium 292mg; zinc 4mg; niacin equivalents 9mg; selenium 26mcg.