Super quick and easy Air Fryer Steak Bites are perfectly tender on the inside, crispy on the outside, and seasoned to perfection! Serve them as an appetizer or eat them as your main dish!
Air fryer steak bites are my new favorite way of cooking steak!
Okay that was a blatant lie. For me, nothing will ever top a Perfect Grilled Steak. However, I will say, these air fryer steak bites took me by complete surprise in the best possible way.
A nice crisp on the outside, tender throughout, and the ability to cook the bites to your desired level of done-ness (medium-rare, medium, well-done, you catch my drift), and amazing flavor…they’re shockingly good!
Let’s put the car in R for a bit and backtrack.
What Are Steak Bites?:
If you’re anything like me, you may be a little unsure about what constitutes a steak bite. And furthermore, you may be curious about their purpose.
Well. Steak bites are simply little bites of juicy tender steak. The steak gets chopped into bite-sized pieces before cooking it, then the bites are cooked to perfection by either searing the bites in a skillet, baking them on a sheet pan in the oven, or (as seen in this case), air frying.
The end result is a luscious little appetizer or meal depending on what you’re going for. The way I see it, steak bites are a great little number to tide you (and your guests) over while you’re cooking the main event.
Let’s chat about the simple ingredients needed to make these beauties are reality.
Air Fryer Steak Bites Ingredients:
Steak: The main ingredient and star of the show here! Pick your favorite cut of steak. My typical go-tos are NY Strip or ribeye.
What is amazing about this recipe is it works really well with stew meat too. Stew meat tends to be very hard unless it is cooked for a long period of time. Oddly enough, it turns out tender and juicy…plenty interesting!
Avocado Oil: Avocado oil ensures the steak bites stay nice and lubed during the air fryer process so that they get that delectable crisp. It also helps keep the seasonings pasted to the beef for optimal flavor.
Liquid Aminos or Soy Sauce (or Coconut Aminos): Just a touch of liquid aminos, soy sauce, or coconut aminos gives the steak bites that steakhouse rich flavor. If you prefer worcestershire sauce, you can use that instead!
Garlic Powder, Paprika, Sea Salt, and Black Pepper: An epic seasoning blend for any type of animal protein, the combination of garlic powder, paprika, sea salt, and black pepper works flavor wonders! Remember, there is quite a bit of salt in liquid aminos and soy sauce already to go a little easier on the sea salt than you’d think – you can always add salt at the end if needed.
Let’s make these air fryer steak bites, shall we?!
How Long to Cook Steak Bites:
If you’re looking for crispy steak bites: If you want that crisp around the outside, air fry at 400 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes.
If you’re looking for a medium-rare steak bite, be sure to cut the steak into larger pieces, or they will most certainly cook through during the air frying process. Cook for 6 minutes, shake, cook for another 1 to 2 and check for done-ness. If needed, you can always air fry for a minute or two longer. The air fry time depends on the size of your bites.
How to Make Air Fryer Steak Bites:
Preheat the air fryer at 400 degrees for 4 minutes.
Add all of the ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir well until everything is coated in oil and seasoning.
Transfer the raw steak bites to the air fryer.
Air fry 10 to 20 minutes or until steak reaches desired done-ness, stopping twice throughout the air fry process to shake the drawer. I let mine go for about 12 to 15 minutes and they turn out perfectly tender and juicy.
And that’s it! Crispy, juicy, tender bites of beef that will surely please! Make them for any occasion, and obviously serve them with melted butter 😉
More Delicious Air Fryer Recipes:
I hope you enjoy these bites of beef as much as I do!
- 1 pound steak (sirloin, new york strip, ribeye, etc), chopped into cubes
- 1 Tbsp avocado oil
- 2 tsp liquid aminos or soy sauce
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp paprika
- ¼ tsp sea salt, to taste
- ¼ tsp black pepper, to taste
- Preheat the air fryer at 400 degrees for 4 minutes.
- Add all of the ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir well until everything is coated in oil and seasoning.
- Transfer the raw steak bites to the air fryer.
- Air fry 10 to 20 minutes or until steak reaches desired done-ness, stopping twice throughout the air fry process to shake the drawer. I let mine go for about 12 to 15 minutes and they turn out perfectly tender and juicy.
Serving Size 1 of 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 281Total Fat 22gCarbohydrates 0gProtein 21g