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Air Fryer Steak Bites

If you’re intimidated by the grill, these air fryer steak bites are the way to go. So easy and they come out perfect every time!

Hi friends!

I’ve been meaning to share these super easy air fryer steak bites for a while now. My daughter is a huge steak fan and she loves these. If you prefer to cut your steak while eating, you can definitely cook full steaks in the air fryer, I just find it easier to do the cutting beforehand and then the bites are ready to serve to my kids right away after cooking.

How long to cook steak in the air fryer?

Since we’re making steak bites, they cook super quickly – think 4-5 minutes tops. I use top sirloin and typically cut the pieces in half lengthwise and then cut into 8 cubes. My top sirloin is typically about an inch thick and cooks to 135 degrees F in 4 minutes. If you’re looking to cook other types of steaks in the air fryer you definitely can, they just might take a few more minutes. Here’s a little summary of cooking times for you when you cook in an air fryer at 400 degrees F:

Air fryer steak cooking chart:

Rare: 125 degrees F: 5-7 minutes Medium-rare: 135 degrees F: 7-10 minutesMedium: 145 degrees F: 9-12 minutesWell done: 160 degrees F: 12-15 minutes

*Cooking time will vary depending on your steak thickness. If steaks are about 1 inch thick, time will be on the lower end of the range. If they’re closer to 1.5 inches it’ll be towards the longer end. The great thing about the air fryer is it’s super easy to pull out the basket, take a quick temperature check and add time if needed. Also, remember that the steak will continue to cook a few degrees after you pull it out!

How to cook garlic sirloin steak bites in the air fryer?

Now that we’ve covered cooking temps, let’s talk about how exactly to cook these. It’s super important to preheat your air fryer. You want the basket to be hot when you drop them in to give the outside a little sear. Other than that, all you have to do is cut your steak into bite-size pieces, sprinkle on some seasonings and cook!

When they’re done, I like to toss them in a little melted butter. You can mix in some garlic powder or parsley for flavor, or even some cayenne pepper to give them a little bite!

Want a few more air fryer sirloin steak recipes? Check out:

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How to reheat steak in an air fryer?

When it comes to reheating steak, you can also use an air fryer. I like to set the temperature to about 350 degrees F and toss the steak in for 3 minutes or so. If you’re reheating steak bites, they might only take a minute or two since they’re smaller!

*Make sure you cut your steak across the grain! Not like I did in this photo This is called being in a rush, trying to get work done while your kids are home!*

Air Fryer Sirloin Steak Recipe


Air Fryer Steak Bites

If you’re intimidated by the grill, these air fryer steak bites are the way to go. So easy and they come out perfect every time!

Author: Lindsay


11.5 pounds top sirloin steak
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt & pepper
2 tsp brown sugar
12 Tbsp butter
dried parsley


Cut top sirloin into bite-sized pieces. I usually cut them in half lengthwise and then 4 times across to make 8 cubes per steak and place into bowl.
In a small bowl mix garlic powder, salt and pepper and brown sugar.
Pour over steak and stir until well coated. 
Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees.
Add steak and cook 4 minutes. Check temperature and remove or cook an additional minute.
Remove from air fryer and place in a bowl. Add 1-2 Tbsp butter and stir to coat steak bites as it melts. Sprinkle with desired seasonings like dried parsley, more salt and garlic powder etc!


Feel free to customize the seasonings. You can add cayenne pepper for spice, try a steak seasoning blend or increase the garlic powder. 

When adding butter at the end you can sprinkle with salt, parsley or other seasonings.

If you’re worried about overcooking, check at 3 minutes!

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So easy and so delicious! These steak bites would also be great on my Steak Cobb Salad! If you prefer to grill, try these Grilled Steak and Potato Kabobs. Want to try different types of steak?

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