I usually use Costco Ribeye steaks because they are thick, fatty, and inexpensive. Thinner steaks or grassfed steaks will take less time to cook. I often eat these steaks with some cauliflower rice on the side. Overall this is the easiest way I’ve found to cook steak. Just be sure to clean the grease out of your air fryer regularly, anything that drips can be a fire hazard.
Air Fryer Ribeye
0.) When I bring ribeye home from the market I like to put it into a ziplock bag so that it can be frozen without getting freezer burn. Freeze them 2 per bag next to each other so that they defrost faster. If you stack them they will take longer to defrost.
1.) If the ribeye is frozen it needs to be placed in the refrigerator to defrost. I suggest cooking 2 ribeyes at a time. You can sometimes fit 4 ribeyes in though. This can take a couple of days. I suggest putting it into a fridge drawer so that if the bag leaks it is easy to clean up and it doesn’t spill onto other foods.
2.) On the day of cooking the steak set the steak out on the counter so it can come to room temperature. This allows the steak to cook more evenly and it will be more tender. I like to set out my steak for 3 hrs. Set a timer so you don’t forget.
3.) Set the temperature on the air fryer to 400F and the timer to 5 minutes. This will allow the oven to preheat and cook the steak more evenly.
4.) Set the air fying rack on top of the pan.
5.) Set the ribeyes on top of the air frying rack.
6.) Place the pan + air frying rack into the air fryer and set the timer for 10 minutes.
7.) Once the timer goes off use tongs to carefully flip over the ribeyes.
8.) Set the timer for another 10 minutes.
9.) Pull out the pan and set it on top of the oven. You can press into them with tongs to check for doneness or use a meat thermometer. This time should make them about medium.
10.) Salt alone is already a great seasoning. You can also add black pepper or use a steak seasoning that has no sugar in it.