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Air Fryer Sirloin Steak

Oh my goodness, I think sirloin steaks are, hands down, my most favorite thing cooked in the air fryer yet!



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I have had my air fryer for a little over a year now (I have this OMORC XL model), and I keep being amazed by the awesome things I am enjoying with it.



My latest discovery is air fried sirloin steaks. I would normally never make steak indoors. I tend to enjoy them much more when cooked on the grill. The problem with that is that I live in the northeast and during the winter months it just isn’t practical to be outside grilling.



I had a huge craving for steak when I was grocery shopping the other day. They looked so good sitting there staring at me from behind the butcher counter. I remember seeing a mention of steak being able to be cooked in my air fryer’s manual, so I knew it was possible and thought, “what the heck, I’ll give it a shot!”



I was not disappointed. These steaks turned out tender and juicy in the air fryer!



Sirloin Steaks Cooked in the Air Fryer


Steaks Cooked in the Air Fryer


There really wasn’t much prepping for this recipe. I did pull them out of the fridge an hour before cooking, so they could reach room temperature before cooking.



The only ingredients you will need are :


Sirloin steaks
Olive oil
Salt and pepper


I began by preheating my air fryer for 3 minutes on 400 degrees.


Next, I brushed on olive oil and rubbed in salt and pepper on one side of the meat, then I did the same to the other side until both steaks were well coated and seasoned.



I placed the steaks in the air fryer several inches apart and set the timer for 13 minutes. My steaks were very thick and I wanted them to be medium-rare. If your steaks are not as thick or you like your steaks with less pink, you will want to adjust your time accordingly. A good rule of thumb is:



For 1 inch thickness

Rare: 5 min
Medium-Rare: 7 min
Medium: 10 min
Medium-Well: 13 min
Well: 15 min


For 1½ thickness

Rare: 7 min
Medium-Rare: 10 min
Medium: 13 min
Medium-Well: 15 min
Well: 17 min


For 2 inch thickness:

Rare:  9 min
Medium-Rare: 13 min
Medium: 15 min
Medium-Well: 17 min
Well: 19 min


The cooking times are approximate and will depend on the cut of steak and your air fryer. According to the Certified Angus Beef website the following is a degree of doneness temperature guide:


Rare: 125°F
Medium Rare: 135°F
Medium: 145°F
Medium Well: 150°F
Well: 160°F



Medium-rare Steak Made in Air Fryer



You will need to flip the steaks over halfway through the cooking process. Once finished, let sit for at least 5 minutes before serving.



Check out my other air fryer recipes:

Air Fryer Glazed Pork Chops
Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes
Air Fryer Meatballs



I hope you will enjoy your sirloin steaks made in the air fryer as much as I do.



You can let me know how this recipe turned out in the comments below or snap a photo of your steaks and tag @coolbeanliving on Instagram so I can see how fabulous your meal was.



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Air Fryer Sirloin Steak

Pin Recipe
Juicy sirloin filet made in the air fryer
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, sirloin, steak
Servings: 2 servings


  • 2 6-8 ounce sirloin steaks
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • coarse salt & pepper to taste


  • Preheat air fryer to 400° for 3 minutes.
  • Brush on olive oil and rub in the salt and pepper on one side of the steak. Flip over and repeat.
  • Place in ther fryer basket and cook for 13 minutes for medium-rare (adjust time according to thickness and desired doneness). Flip steak over halfway through cooktime.
  • Remove from basket and let steak sit for 5 minutes. Add additional salt and pepper, if desired, and enjoy.

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