This easy recipe for Air Fryer Rib Eye Steak will have you making all your steaks in the air fryer! Juicy, flavor packed and less greasy (read: healthier!) this is the way to cook steak. All done in under 15 minutes, with just 1 minute of prep!
Preheat the air fryer by running it with the air fryer basket in at 390°F (200°C) for 5 minutes.
In a small bowl, mix together the vegetable oil, Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt and black pepper.
Pat the steak dry and rub with the seasoning on all sides.
Place steak in air fryer basket and air fry for 8 minutes (medium rare) at 390°F (200°C) , turning once halfway.The time will vary depending on how thick your steak is, how done you want it to be, and your specific air fryer model.
Check the temperature with a meat termometer, it should at this point be:120-125°F (48-52°C) for rare130°F (54°C) for medium rare140°F (60°C) for medium150°F (65°C) for medium-well155°F (68°C) for well doneThe temperature will keep rising while the steak is resting.
Wrap the steak in foil and let it rest for at least 5 minutes before serving.
Ingredient notes & substitutions
Rib eye steak: Look for a steak that's bright red, with a big eye (that's the big piece of white fat) and a lot of marbling (that's the flecks of fat spread throughout the meat)
Vegetable oil: use a neutral vegetable oil or olive oil
Garlic salt can be swapped for a mix of salt and garlic powder
Tips & tricks
Adjust seasoning to suit your taste - maybe add some olive oil, more black pepper, or skip the Worcestershire sauce?
Bring your steak out ahead of time so that it reaches room temperature before cooking, otherwise the cook time might be off
Don't overcrowd the basket - you can fit at least two rib eye steaks in most air fryer baskets, but make sure there's a bit of space left for the air to circulate
The thickness of the steak will affect cook time - a thicker steak will take longer and a thinner steak will cook quicker
Cook time can vary with different air fryer models
Use a meat thermometer to be sure to get the perfect cook for you
Know your temperature point - see the recipe card below for guidance regarding what temperature you should aim for
Allow your steak to rest to increase juiciness and avoid overcooking
Store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days