Air Fryer Steak Bites

Air fryer steak bites? Oh heck yeah, these are the perfect quick dinner when you’re craving something delicious but don’t feel like slaving away in the kitchen.

You’re looking at 35 minutes total, tops (including a 30-minute marinade). And hey, if you’re the planning type, marinate those steak bites the night before and save yourself even more time!

The whole family goes nuts for these. They’re tender, juicy, and packed with garlicky goodness in every bite.

What You’ll Need:

Olive oil: The base for your magical marinade. Other oils might work, but olive oil is your safest bet for the air fryer.

Seasonings: We’re talking salt, pepper, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder. These guys bring the perfect amount of spice and tons of earthy, savory flavors. Remember, we’re adding garlic butter later, so don’t go overboard here.

Steak: Your choice! Sirloin and boneless ribeye are my go-to.

Butter: Salted butter, the star of our garlic butter show. Trust me, it’s worth it. And please, don’t even think about using margarine.

Garlic cloves & dried parsley: The dynamic duo that goes into the melted butter. Garlic for flavor, parsley for a little pop of color.

Let’s Get Cooking: 5 steps

Marinate Time: In a big bowl, whisk together your marinade ingredients. Chop the steak into 1-inch chunks and toss them in that yummy marinade. Cover it with plastic wrap and let it chill for 30 minutes.

Garlic Butter Bliss: While your steak is marinating, melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Once it’s all melted, toss in the garlic and parsley. Keep stirring until it smells amazing. Then, take it off the heat and set it aside.

Preheat: Get that air fryer going! We’re aiming for 400 degrees Fahrenheit, so let it preheat for at least 5 minutes.

Air Fryer Action: Spread your marinated steak bites in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Cook them for 4 to 6 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through.

Garlic Butter Bath: Now for the good part! Toss those cooked steak bites in the skillet with the garlic butter. Make sure they’re all coated, then serve them up and enjoy!

Pro Tips:

Steak Selection: Go for ribeye or sirloin. Their marbling helps keep them juicy and tender.

Even Cuts: The more even your steak pieces, the more evenly they’ll cook.

Marinate Longer: Want even more flavor? Marinate for several hours (but keep it in the fridge!).

Dip It Good: BBQ sauce is a classic, but steak sauce or chimichurri are also great options.

Rest, Then Devour: Let those steak bites rest for 3 to 5 minutes before serving. This lets them lock in all that juicy goodness.

Leftovers? No Problem!

To Store: Once they’ve cooled, pop them in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.

To Freeze: Cooled steak bites can go in a freezer-safe bag or container for up to 1 month.

To Reheat: Thaw frozen bites overnight in the fridge or for 1 to 2 hours at room temperature. Then, reheat in the air fryer for 1 to 2 minutes or zap them in the microwave for about 30 seconds.

Steak Bite Sidekicks:

Serve these up with your favorite steak sides, like:

  • Baked potato, fries, or potato wedges
  • Broccoli, asparagus, or any green veggie
  • Side salad
  • Beans or bean sprouts
  • Rolls or Texas toast

There you have it, folks! Air fryer steak bites that are ready in a flash and taste like a million bucks. It’s the perfect recipe to keep in your back pocket for those busy weeknights or whenever you need a quick and satisfying meal. So fire up that air fryer and get ready to enjoy steak bites done right!

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