- 2 boneless steaks (e.g., ribeye, sirloin, New York strip)
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Fresh herbs (such as rosemary or thyme), optional
- Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for about 5 minutes.
- While the air fryer is heating up, take the steaks out of the refrigerator and allow them to come to room temperature. This helps ensure even cooking.
- Season both sides of the steaks with salt and pepper. You can use your favorite steak seasoning as well if desired.
- Brush each steak with olive oil. This will help the steaks brown and crisp up nicely in the air fryer.
- Place the steaks in the preheated air fryer basket, making sure there’s enough space between them to allow for proper air circulation. You may need to cook them one at a time if your air fryer is small.
- Cook the steaks in the air fryer for about 8-12 minutes, flipping them halfway through the cooking time, for medium-rare. Adjust the time for your desired level of doneness (e.g., 10-14 minutes for medium).
- While the steaks are cooking, prepare the garlic butter. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Add the minced garlic and cook for about 2-3 minutes, or until the garlic is fragrant but not browned. You can also add some fresh herbs at this stage, like rosemary or thyme, for extra flavor.
- Once the steaks are done, remove them from the air fryer and let them rest for a few minutes. Resting allows the juices to redistribute within the steak, resulting in a juicier final product.
- Serve the steaks hot, drizzled with the garlic butter sauce. You can also brush the garlic butter on top of the steaks for added flavor.
- Enjoy your air fryer steaks with garlic butter alongside your favorite sides like mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, or a fresh salad.