Air Fryer Steak Bites with Garlic Butter



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You know how sometimes steak is good and other times it’s REALLY GOOD? Today I’d like to introduce you to a REALLY good, quick and easy air fryer recipe for steak. (This Parmesan Crusted Steak is also REALLY GOOD!)

Air Fryer Steak Bites with Garlic Butter are everything that you want a satisfying dinner to be. Prep time is minimal (about 5 minutes). Cook time is minimal (about 5 minutes) but the flavor is incredible.

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Ingredients you will need for Air Fryer Steak Bites

The ingredient list for Air Fryer Steak is beautifully short.

Steak – we are not marinating the steak, so choose a decent quality steak. I used sirloin. You’ll want to cut the steak into 1 inch cubes

Olive oil

Worcestershire – it’s a mouthful to say but adds a mouthful of flavor and worth it!

Steak seasoning – use your favorite — I like Montreal Steak Seasoning which includes black pepper, red pepper, garlic, onion, sunflower oil, and a few other things.

Salt and pepper – to taste

For the garlic butter sauce you’ll simply need butter, and 4 cloves of garlic, minced.

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Let’s make an Air Fryer Recipe for Steak!

As I mentioned, the prep time is minimal. Once your steak is cut into 1 inch cubes, you’ll toss it with 2 teaspoons olive oil and season it up with Worcestershire, steak seasoning, and salt and pepper to taste.

Air Fryer Temperature for Steak

Preheat your Air Fryer to 400 degrees which should only take a few minutes. Once preheated, arrange the steak bites evenly making sure not to overcrowd the pan.

These Steak Bites will need to cook for anywhere from 4-7 minutes depending on how your like your steak cooked. If you tend to like anything less than medium, take a peak at the Steak Bites around the 4 minute mark and adjust accordingly.

How to make Garlic Butter for Steak

It couldn’t possibly be any easier to make the garlic butter for the steak bites. In a microwave safe bowl, add your butter cut into chunks, along with 4 cloves minced garlic. Microwave at 30 second intervals until melted. If you wish, you can stir in 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley and/or garnish the steak bites with chopped fresh parsley.

When the steak bites are done cooking, add them to a bowl and toss with the garlic butter mixture.

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What to serve with Air Fryer Steak Bites

I like to serve these Air Fryer Steak Bites over mashed potatoes. I have two different mashed potato recipes for you to try. First is my Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes – super easy and made in the Instant Pot. If you prefer a stove top recipe, you can’t go wrong with my recipe for The Best Mashed Potatoes.

A simple salad to go along with the steak bites and mashed potatoes balances out this meal perfectly!

Notes for Low-Carb/Keto

These steak bites, as written, are low carb and keto friendly. If you’d like a low-carb keto friendly version of mashed potatoes, try this recipe for Mashed Cauliflower with Garlic and Chives. It’s a mock mashed potatoes recipe that’s low in carbs but full of flavor.

More Air Fryer Recipes

If you love your Air Fryer as much as I do, you are going to want to try this recipe for Air Fryer Chicken Bites made without breading. They are so easy to make and always a favorite!

These Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Kielbasa Bites are also amazing!

I hope you enjoy this recipe for Air Fryer Steak Bites with Garlic Butter. The garlic butter is so delicious and really takes this steak from good to really good! If you’re looking for an easy, flavorful air fryer recipe for steak, this is it!

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Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Total Time: 10 min


  • 1 pound Sirloin cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire
  • 3 teaspoons steak seasoning (use your favorite)
  • Salt and pepper to Taste
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • Chopped parsley for garnish


  1. Preheat Air Fryer to 400 degrees.
  2. Add steak cubes to a bowl along with olive oil, Worcestershire, steak seasoning, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine.
  3. After the Air Fryer is pre-heated, arrange the steak in an even layer, making sure not to overcrowd the pan.
  4. Cook for 4-7 minutes, depending on preference.
  5. While the steak bites cook, add butter and garlic to a microwave safe bowl. Heat in 30 second increments until butter is melted. Stir to combine.
  6. When the steak is done, add the steak to a bowl and toss with garlic butter mixture.
  7. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley.
Servings: 2

Hi, I’m Ashley & I’m so happy you’re here!

Ashley is the founder of CenterCutCook and a former teacher that now spends her days in the kitchen so that she can share her favorite recipes with you!