Learn how to cook ribeye (rib fillet) steak the easy way in the air fryer with less mess. These delicious prime steaks become beautifully caramelised on the outside while remaining tender and juicy on the inside.
We live in the beef capital of Queensland, so it's not hard to come by a delicious steak, but learning how to cook one properly is harder than it looks.
For years we would cook steak on the BBQ grill but after one too many dry and overdone steaks, I knew there must be a better way.
It was the most delicious, juicy and tender steak I had ever had with no messy clean up or standing over a hot grill.
Ribeye (rib fillet) steak
Boneless ribeye steak, also known as scotch fillet and rib fillet, is one of the most popular cuts of beef due to its juicy tenderness and rich flavour.
This cut of beef comes from the rib area and has generous marbling throughout which adds flavour and juiciness as the fat melts into the steak while cooking.
How long to cook ribeye steak in the air fryer
For two 300 g (10 oz) steaks cooked medium, air fry for about 16 minutes or until the internal temperature has reached 60 degrees Celsius (140 Fahrenheit).
For other levels of doneness check out The Spruce Eats Meat Temperature Chart and reduce or increase the cooking time accordingly.
What temperature to cook ribeye steak in the air fryer
Cook steak in the air fryer at 200°C/400°F.
How to cook ribeye (rib fillet) steak in the air fryer (medium)
I love using my Instant Pot Duo Crisp + Air Fryer available from Amazon.com.au (AU readers) and Amazon.com (USA and other readers) because I can simply set the program and dinner is on the table in no time.
And I'm not the only one. The Instant Pot Duo Crisp + Air Fryer was recently voted in the top 9 air fryers by The Spruce Eats.
When I'm cooking steaks, I love how the inner pot captures all the drippings and delicious pan juices, so when I'm done I can switch to sauté mode and create a quick and easy sauce or gravy without dirtying any more dishes.
- Ribeye (rib fillet) steaks, equally sized
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
See recipe card for quantities.
Coat steaks in olive oil, salt and pepper and place them in the air fryer basket. If your air fryer requires preheating, preheat the air fryer first, then set the temperature to 200 degrees Celsius (400 Fahrenheit) and cook the steaks for 16 minutes, flipping the steaks at 8 minutes.
Check the internal temperature of the steak, and remove once it has reached 60 degrees Celsius (140 Fahrenheit) for medium steak. If not, continue to cook for 2-3 minutes intervals until done to your liking.
Once done, allow the steaks to rest for 5 minutes.
After resting, slice and serve.
Hint: I like to use the broiling tray in the air frying basket of my Instant Pot Duo Crisp + Air Fryer to bring the steaks closer for the element for an extra caramelised result.
Once you've cooked the steaks, use the drippings/pan juices to create an easy sauce by adding a little butter, garlic and fresh herbs and sauté until fragrant. Serve over steak.
- 2 300 g (10 oz) Boneless ribeye steaks
- 1 tablespoon Olive oil
- Coat steaks in olive oil, salt and pepper and place them in the air fryer basket. If your air fryer requires preheating, preheat the air fryer first, then set the temperature to 200 degrees Celsius (400 Fahrenheit) and cook the steaks for 16 minutes, flipping the steaks at 8 minutes
- Check the internal temperature of the steak, and remove once it has reached 60 degrees Celsius (140 Fahrenheit) for medium steak. If not, continue to cook for 2-3 minutes intervals until done to your liking.
- Allow the steaks to rest for 5 minutes
- Slice and serve
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 17308Total Fat: 1216gSaturated Fat: 539gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 645gCholesterol: 4973mgSodium: 3843mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1584g
This information is approximate and should be used as a guide only.
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Store leftover steaks in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.
I would argue air frying is the best way to cook ribeye steak. It's quick, convenient and results in a delicious, tender and juicy steak.
Absolutely yes! Follow the steps in this tutorial to see how.
Follow the steps in this tutorial and refer to the recipe card.
First, coat the steaks in oil and season with salt and pepper. Then place them in the air fryer basket. Set the temperature to 200 C (400 F) and cook for approximately for about 16 minutes (for two 300 g (10 oz) steaks cooked medium) or until the internal temperature has reached 60 C (140 F), or to your liking.
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