Air Fryer Steak Tips with Garlic Butter

steak bites with asparagus on a plate

5 from 1 reviews

Air Fryer Steak Tips are tender, with a perfect crust, and are super flavorful! They cook in under 5 minutes and are amazing with the three-ingredient garlic butter. Serve with some veggies and potatoes for full, easy dinner. 


Steak Tips

  • 8 ounces steak, such as Ribeye or New York Strip
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • Pinch of garlic powder
  • Pinch of onion powder
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • Pinch of ground black pepper

Garlic Butter

  • 1 tablespoon salted butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley


  1. Optional - Preheat the Air Fryer - You preheat an air fryer by letting it run empty for about 5 minutes so that the basket gets hot. This helps get a better crust on the steak tips, but they will still turn out great if you forget to do this step!
  2. Cube Steak - Cube the steak into 1-inch bites. You can cut off and discard any large pieces of fat or connective tissue.
  3. Season Steak Tips - Toss the steak cubes with the olive oil and spices so they are evenly coated.
  4. Air Fry - Add the coated steak tips to your air fryer (don't overcrowd the basket) and air fry at 400 degrees F for 4-7 minutes (flipping after 2-3 minutes). The cook time will vary on your preferred steak doneness. I prefer medium-rare so cook them for 4-5 minutes.
  5. Garlic Butter - Mix up the melted butter with the garlic and parsley. Allow the steak tips to rest for 2-3 minutes before tossing in the garlic butter.
  6. Serve - Serve immediately and enjoy.


Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Whenever you reheat steak leftovers, you want to do it until it is just warm so that you don't overcook the steak. You can reheat in the air fryer for just a minute or two or in a skillet on the stove.


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