Air Fryer Steak Bites And Potatoes. The ultimate recipe for steak bites in the air fryer, cooked with seasoned potatoes. A delicious air fryer dinner that is perfect for busy lazy nights.
Air Fryer Steak Bites
Let me introduce you to my favourite lazy dinner in the air fryer that is perfect for weeknights when you can’t be bothered to cook and just want to dump things into kitchen gadgets.
Air Fryer Steak Bites. You can use a couple of cheap slices of sirloin steak and transform them into a great alternative to steak and fries.
The steak is tenderised with a good tenderiser and then chopped into bite sized chunks. It is then loaded into the air fryer with just sliced and seasoned potatoes and you have dinner!
You can also mix and match your air fryer steak bites. Omit potatoes if you follow keto and swap them for mushrooms instead.
But what I love most about air fryer steak bites is how frugal it can be. Unlike when you have a traditional steak dinner you can use a small amount of steak for feeding a family.
In the 1950’s during rationing it was common to make scrambled eggs just because you could use less than one egg per person. Well the same rule can apply here.
When we made our air fryer steak bites and potatoes, we used 2 small steaks and plenty of potatoes and it was enough to feed the four of us for lunch.
The steak we used we bought on clearance from the local supermarket. I only buy steak when it is reduced as I find it expensive in Portugal.
Then I stack the steak in the freezer for when we want a steak lunch.
You can do a similar thing and still enjoy steak on a budget.
Air Fryer Steak Bites & Potatoes
If you are looking for combining your favourite steak bites with potatoes then this is the perfect recipe.
Your potatoes need less extra virgin olive oil because the fat from the steak bites keeps the potatoes moist.
Then you toss the potatoes in seasoning prior to adding the steak bites on top.
You can use any type of potatoes. They can be sweet potatoes, baby potatoes or even large potatoes chopped up into cubes.
We used 3 large white potatoes and chopped them into shapes that were slightly smaller than roast potatoes.
Air Fryer Bite Size Steak
There is often a debate about what types of bite size steak you can use when making air fryer steak bites.
I like sirloin steak the most. But flank steak works well too. Rib is my husband’s favourite.
Rump is also fantastic for air fryer steak bites. If you can afford it fillet steak is amazing, but it can be expensive.
If in doubt, ask your butcher what steak that they recommend for steak and then cube it when you get home.
Or even better, while at the butchers ask them to chop it for you!
Garlic Butter Steak Bites In Air Fryer
I love garlic butter steak and you can use this method when making steak bites in an air fryer. When you add the steak into the air fryer load it up with butter and garlic too and you can have that French taste to your steak bites.
Air Fryer Steak Bites Ingredients
The ingredients for making air fryer steak bites are rather basic and I bet you could make steak bites and potatoes in the air fryer, without making a trip to the grocery store!
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
I look at the ingredients list and think is that really it?
I typically use leftover potatoes the night before grocery shopping that need using up and some steak from the freezer that I have already thawed.
Then it is all about the extra virgin olive oil and some good seasoning.
The air fryer we used to make our steak bites in was our Philips Air Fryer XXL, but any good quality air fryer with a basket will do an excellent job.
Cooking Steak Bites In Air Fryer
Cooking steak bites in the air fryer is so simple and this is all you need to do:
- Chop up your potatoes and tenderise your steak.
- Season your potatoes and chop your steak into bite size pieces.
- Load the potatoes in the air fryer and cook for 5 minutes.
- Add the steak on top and cook for a final 10 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!
How Long To Air Fry Steak Bites?
The time for cooking air fryer steak bites is much faster than what you would expect. In fact, the whole meal comes together in JUST 15 minutes.
This includes giving the potatoes a kick start as they take longer than the steak bites and cooking the steak to medium.
Air Fryer Steak Bites Temperature
The temperature for steak bites is a low of 160c/320f and a high of 200c/400f.
We recommend cooking steak bites in the air fryer at 2 different temperatures so that your steak is perfectly cooked and your air fryer potatoes are crispy.
More Air Fryer Steak Recipes
Here at Recipe This we love sharing with our readers our favourite air fryer recipes. For those of you that love steak here are some more recipe ideas.
- Air Fryer Frozen Steak Fries
- Air Fryer Steak Fajitas
- Air Fryer Steak & French Fries
- How To Cook Steak In Air Fryer
We also have a lot more air fryer recipes for you to check out and find some new ideas for planning your meals.
Air Fryer Steak Bites And Potatoes
- Peel and chop your potatoes into your preferred shapes. Place in a mixing bowl and add the olive oil, salt, pepper, bouquet garni and parsley. Mix with your hands and load into your air fryer basket.
- Cook your potatoes in the air fryer at 160c/320f for 5 minutes.
- Tenderise the steak and then chop into bite size pieces.
- Season the steak bites with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
- Place the steak bites over the potatoes and cook for 6 minutes at 160c/320f, followed by a further 4 minutes at 200c/400f.
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