Air Fryer Rump Steak

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Air Fryer Rump Steak. How to cook rump steak in the air fryer. You will love how delicious rump steak is when air fried. Perfectly tender, juicy, full of flavour and ideal for steak and chips night.

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Air Fryer Rump Steak

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Air Fryer Rump Steak

Earlier in the month we showed you how easy it is to cook an air fryer rump roast. That was loaded with carrots, parsnips, and roast potatoes. It was delicious and a total air fryer game changer.

But we have even better for you this week, as our air fryer rump steak is part of a brand new air fryer steak series that we are running on Recipe This.

We often get asked about cooking different steak cuts in the air fryer and the questions surrounding them. We went shopping bought a few different steaks and air fried them for you.

Because rump steak often has a bad press for being one of the cheaper steaks, we thought we would start with air fryer rump steak and see what it was like.

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What Is Rump Steak?

I often get asked what rump steak is and I wrongly assumed that everybody knew all about rump steak and that it didn’t need an introduction, but it seems it does.

That is because rump steak is called different things around the world.

While us Brits and our friends in Australia have it on a regular basis in the United States it is referred to as sirloin steak.

Yet to confuse things further, what us Brits would call sirloin steak is referred to as short loin or porterhouse in the US.

Rump Steak Vs Ribeye

Rump steak is not the same as a ribeye. In fact, if you check out the photos from our air fryer ribeye steak recipe you will see that ribeye is a flatter cut of steak and much more tender.

Not that rump steak is awful or anything. But if you were to name the steaks in a list of most tender and most delicious first, ribeye would come above rump.

Is Rump Steak Tender?

It can be. But you need to cook rump steak at a medium heat, as get it too hot and you will lose the tenderness.

You can also transform rump steak into the tenderness of ribeye by cooking it in the sous vide and then finishing it in the air fryer.

Best Way To Cook Thick Rump Steak?

The best way to cook thick rump steak is in the air fryer. Rump steak in the air fryer is amazing and you get better control from it compared to frying it in the pan.

You can then set the correct temperature and the correct time, get a great sear on your rump steak and then come back when the air fryer beeps.

How To Cook Rump Steak?

air fryer rump steak step by step

This is how crazy simple it is to cook rump steak in an air fryer:

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

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

How Long Does Rump Steak Take To Cook?

Rump steak is rather fast considering how thick a rump steak is. You can perfectly cook a rump steak in the air fryer in 15 minutes.

You simply do 8 minutes on one side and then 7 minutes on the other.

Though, do note, I love a rare steak and the hubby likes a medium, so add an extra 3-4 minutes if you like your steak a medium to well done.

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Air Fryer Rump Steak

Air Fryer Rump Steak. How to cook rump steak in the air fryer. You will love how delicious rump steak is when air fried. Perfectly tender, juicy, full of flavour and ideal for steak and chips night.
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time17 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 1
Calories: 480kcal


Kitchen Gadgets:

Air Fryer Rump Steak Ingredients:


  • Load your rump steak into your air fryer basket. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Air fry for 7 minutes at 140c/280f.
    How To Cook Rump Steak?
  • When it beeps turn your rump steak and season with the same ingredients again. Cook for a further 8 minutes on the same temperature.
    How To Cook Rump Steak?
  • Serve.
    How To Cook Rump Steak?



Swaps. We used garlic powder. You can swap this for any favourite steak seasoning. You could even use a jar of steak seasoning.
Temperature. Its important that you cook rump steak in the air fryer at a low temperature. This ensures that the rump 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.
Thanks for reading our air fryer rump 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: 480kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 643mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 34IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | 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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9 thoughts on “Air Fryer Rump Steak”

  1. 5 stars
    Yeah an actual rump steak cooked in the air fryer and not some generic steak which i am not looking for great instructions and easy to follow.

  2. 5 stars
    Rump steak in the air fryer, i was slightly nervous but your step by step instructions were a god send and gave me confidence to to try more proper food.

  3. 5 stars
    Im so glad I came across your website. I didn’t realise rump steak was known as something different elsewhere.
    I cooked it on 140c followed instructions and it came out soft and and delicious.

  4. Hi, do you recommend getting the steak out of the fridge before hand and for how long or can it be cooked straight from the fridge? Thank you

    • Hi Joanne,

      Either or, we usually get the steak out and tenderise it a bit if it is quite thick as we like our steaks medium rare, but you can also cook straight from the fridge if you know the meat is of good quality 🙂

  5. 5 stars
    I’ve never been able to get rump steak quite right in a frypan. This recipe is spot on and the resulting steak is juicy and delicious.


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