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air fryer ribeye steak on a white plate with spring mix lettuce and butter
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Air Fryer Ribeye Steak

Learn how to make perfect, flavorful, and juicy air fryer ribeye steak! This great alternative to grilling or pan-frying creates an amazing steak in just a few minutes of time.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Keyword: air fryer ribeye steak, air fryer steak, how to cook steak in air fryer
Servings: 2
Calories: 590kcal
Author: Kristina



  • Generously rub each side of the ribeye steaks with freshly ground salt or coarsely ground salt. Set in the fridge for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, rinse the salt off the steaks with cool running water and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 380° Fahrenheit. Once preheated, place the steaks in the air fryer basket and sprinkle with your desired amount of freshly ground black pepper. Air fry for 5-13 minutes, until the internal temperature matches your preferred doneness (see chart below). Use an instant-read thermometer for accuracy.
  • Remove steak from the air fryer and let rest for 3-5 minutes on a plate. Then serve with more salt and pepper if desired, butter, or steak sauce.


Doneness Chart and Average Cook Times
Rare: 120°F; 5-7 minutes
Medium-rare: 130°F; 6-8 minutes
Medium: 140°F; 7-9 minutes
Medium-well: 150°F; 9-11 minutes
Well done: 160°F +; 10-13 minutes
It is recommended to cook ribeye steak to medium or medium-rare for the best flavor and texture. Well done is not recommended.
Salting: when salting the steak prior to cooking, I twist my grinder 10-15 times per side to get enough salt on it. Don't be afraid to use a lot of salt. The meat will not absorb it all and once it's washed off, you will have a flavorful meat but not one overpowered with salt flavor.
Storing: keep steak in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Reheat in the air fryer, microwave, or oven. However, steak is best served immediately.


Serving: 10oz | Calories: 590kcal | Protein: 57g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 173mg | Sodium: 147mg | Potassium: 760mg | Vitamin A: 43IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 5mg