Air Fryer Ribeye Steak

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Air Fryer Ribeye Steak. How to cook a delicious, juicy, tender, and flavoursome ribeye steak at home in your air fryer. Easy to follow air fryer beginner recipe that will be become a regular occurrence on your air fryer meal plan.

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Air Fryer Ribeye Steak

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Air Fryer Ribeye

I will often buy meat ahead ready for recipes on Recipe This. It will then be labelled up for the freezer and I can defrost or cook from frozen whenever I need to.

One evening I grabbed rump steak, sirloin steak and ribeye steak from the freezer.

Explained to my chef hubby Dominic that the next day I would be doing several steak recipes.

His first response was:

Make sure I get the ribeye.

You and the kids can have the sirloin and rump!

I think that is the chef way of saying that out of these steak cuts that ribeye is BEST.

It made me more curious and the next day I tried all three and I just wanted to binge on air fryer ribeye steak. I mean OMG ribeye steak in the air fryer is AMAZING.

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What Is Ribeye Steak?

I often get asked what ribeye steak is. Just like the name suggests the beef steaks are taken from the rib section from ribs 6 through to 12.

It is also known as rib eye and often referred to as the Scotch fillet.

Ribeye is most famous for its rich, buttery flavour and tender texture.

Can You Cook Ribeye Steak In An Air Fryer?

Yes, you can, and did you know its easier to cook a ribeye steak in an air fryer than in a pan on the stovetop?

You see all you have to do is season your ribeye steak from inside the air fryer basket, turn it halfway through cooking and then serve.

Its like set and forget steak.

You don’t have to stand over the pan and worry about the steak spitting, or be concerned that you have overcooked the ribeye.

Just let the air fryer do its magic!

Air Fryer Ribeye Medium Rare

When I met and fell in love with Dominic in the year 2000, I was a well done kind of steak girl. I couldn’t stand the sight of the blood or the red from the steak and would hate it if I watched someone eat a medium.

Years later and many trips to the steak restaurants and I liked my steaks cooked less and less and now much prefer either rare or medium rare.

Whilst the hubby is happy with a medium.

When I served up this air fryer ribeye to him, he mentioned it was a bit rare and that many of our readers don’t like steak that pink.

Well, the wonderful thing about the air fryer is that you can add a couple of extra minutes on each side and you have transformed a ribeye from rare to medium rare.

Air Fryer Ribeye Steak Medium Well

If you would rather enjoy air fryer ribeye steak medium well, then I recommend an extra 5 minutes on each side compared to how long we have cooked our ribeye in the air fryer.

You can always check on your ribeye and if you feel its not enough for you, then you can add a few extra minutes.

How To Cook Ribeye In Air Fryer?

air fryer ribeye steak step by step

This is how crazy simple it is to cook ribeye steak in the air fryer:

  1. Load ribeye steak into the air fryer.
  2. Season your ribeye.
  3. Air fry + turn.
  4. Season.
  5. Air fry + serve.

You can probably see now why I am so obsessed with cooking steak in the air fryer.

How Long To Cook Ribeye In Air Fryer?

The air fryer ribeye cook time is JUST 5 minutes on each side for just under a medium rare.

If you would like a classic medium for your ribeye steak, I recommend you do 8 minutes on each side instead.

After all, a ribeye steak cooked in the air fryer is often a large steak and needs a little extra compared to sirloin or fillet.

More Steak In The Air Fryer

Are you looking for even more air fryer steak ideas? Well, you are in luck because we love using our air fryer basket to cook steak:

air fryer ribeye steak
air fryer ribeye steak
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Air Fryer Ribeye Steak

Air Fryer Ribeye Steak. How to cook a delicious, juicy, tender, and flavoursome ribeye steak at home in your air fryer. Easy to follow air fryer beginner recipe that will be become a regular occurrence on your air fryer meal plan.
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time12 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 2
Calories: 473kcal


Kitchen Gadgets:

Air Fryer Ribeye Steak Ingredients:


  • Load your ribeye steaks into your air fryer basket. Season with salt, pepper, and steak seasoning. Air fry for 5 minutes at 180c/360f.
    How To Cook Ribeye In Air Fryer?
  • When it beeps turn your ribeye over and season with the same ingredients again. Cook for a further 5 minutes on the same temperature.
    How To Cook Ribeye In Air Fryer?
  • Serve.
    How To Cook Ribeye In Air Fryer?



Swaps. We used steak seasoning. You can swap this for any favourite steak flavours. For example, if I am making a French steak, I love to add garlic butter and some bouquet garni.
Temperature. Its important that you cook ribeye steak in the air fryer at a medium temperature. This ensures that the ribeye is tender and juicy.
Pink. I know many people don’t like pink on their steak, but I love a rare steak. If you want a less pink steak cook for 10 minutes on each side instead and this will give you well done. Or alternatively 8 minutes on each side for a medium.
Thanks for reading our air fryer ribeye steak recipe on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you love roast beef, then I recommend you try our air fryer pot roast.


Calories: 473kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 613mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 4mg
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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4 thoughts on “Air Fryer Ribeye Steak”

  1. 5 stars
    Loving your steak theme, i love a ribeye so tasty and the best steak in my opinion, all steaks are not alike and need different cooking times i tried these first time cooking steak in an air fryer and these were perfect just how i like them.

  2. 5 stars
    Air fryer were made for steak surely. These were really easy to do and me my hubby loved them, we had air fried mushrooms as well, thanks for both recipes.

    • Hi John,

      No it does not hurt to use protectors, if you mean covering the bottom of the basket and placing food on it, but covering the whole basket with a protector will change the cook times of the recipes 🙂


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