Air-Fryer Steak & Pepper Cabbage Rolls

Steak and bell peppers are rolled in cabbage leaves for a filling main dish. Use the outermost cabbage leaves, which are larger and will encase the filling better. For smoky flavor, use a poblano instead of a bell pepper.

a recipe photo of the Air-Fryer Steak & Pepper Cabbage Rolls
Photo: Photographer: Brie Passano, Food Stylist: Greg Luna
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 12 ounces beef flank steak (1 inch thick)

  • 1 teaspoon paprika, plus more for garnish

  • ½ teaspoon salt plus 1/8 teaspoon, divided

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 8 Savoy or green cabbage leaves, cores trimmed

  • 1 red or orange bell pepper or poblano, cut into thin strips

  • cup low-fat plain strained yogurt, such as Greek-style

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  • ½ teaspoon grated lime zest

  • 2 teaspoons lime juice

  • ½ clove garlic, minced

  • Pinch of ground chipotle or cayenne pepper


  1. Using a sharp knife, score steak on both sides in a crosshatch pattern. Combine paprika, 1/2 teaspoon salt, garlic powder, cumin, oregano and ground pepper in a small bowl; rub on both sides of the steak. Place the steak in the basket of an air fryer.

  2. Cook at 380°F until browned, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board; let rest for 5 minutes. Thinly slice across the grain.

  3. Lay cabbage leaves on a flat surface. Arrange the sliced steak and pepper strips on one end of the leaves; roll up. Place the rolls in the basket, seam-sides down. Cook at 340°F until heated through and lightly browned, 6 to 8 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, combine yogurt, cilantro, lime zest, lime juice, garlic, chipotle (or cayenne) and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Sprinkle the rolls with paprika, if desired, and serve with the sauce.


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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

162 Calories
6g Fat
8g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 2 rolls & 1 1/2 Tbsp. sauce
Calories 162
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 20g 40%
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Vitamin A 1330IU 27%
Vitamin C 64mg 71%
Vitamin E 1mg 9%
Folate 49mcg 12%
Vitamin K 56mcg 47%
Sodium 418mg 18%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 28mg 7%
Potassium 409mg 9%
Zinc 3mg 27%
Vitamin B12 1mcg 42%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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