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Air Fryer Steak Bites

by Karly

Tender, juicy steak bites cook in just 10 minutes in the air fryer! So simple and super flavorful thanks to our steak bite marinade!

Close up overhead view of cooked steak bites and asparagus on a black plate

Nothing beats a juicy steak, am I right?

Well, I might argue that steak bites can!

The small chunks of meat soak up the seasoning so well and they get that browned crust all the way around so each bite is just so darn tasty.

We love to serve these air fryer steak bites with a side of broccoli or air fryer asparagus. This meal is low carb friendly too!

But, if you don’t care about carbs, these are magnificent with an air fried baked potato or Hasselback potatoes!

The best part about these steak bites is we find ourselves eating them for LUNCH! They are so good and so easy, there is no excuse not to make them!

Overhead view of steak bites and asparagus on a plate in front of an air fryer basket

Ingredient Notes:

New York Strip Steak – You can use any cut of steak you prefer, but we love New York here.

Marinade – Oil, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, hot sauce, and salt make for the perfect marinade for steak. Quick and simple!

Garlic Butter Sauce – Melt butter and then stir in garlic, garlic powder, parsley, and salt and pepper. This is going to go right over your steak bites.

How to Make Steak Bites in an Air Fryer:

Marinate the steak – Dice your steak into one inch pieces and place into a sealed freezer bag. In a small bowl, whisk together hot water and salt until the salt is dissolved. Add vegetable oil, white vinegar, mustard, pepper, hot sauce, and Worcestershire sauce to the bag and seal. Place in the fridge and let marinate for 1 to 8 hours.

Raw steak chunks on a cutting board

Cook the steak – Drain the marinade from the steak and pat the steak bites dry. Add the steak bites to the basket of your air fryer in a single layer. Cook in the air fryer for 10 minutes at 400 degrees F and shake the basket halfway through cooking.

Raw steak chunks in an air fryer basket

Serve – Prepare the garlic butter by melting your butter in a small bowl. Stir in some minced garlic, garlic salt, and a bit of parsley. Drizzle this butter over the steak bites and toss. Let this rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Cooked steak bites in an air fryer basket
How long should I cook my steak bites?

We cook for 10 minutes for medium well steak. You may reduce the cook time if you’d like your steak cooked to a lower temperature.

Are steak bites low carb?

Yes, this recipe is low carb and keto friendly!

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Close up of cooked steak bites in an air fryer basket
Close up of cooked steak in an air fryer basket

Air Fryer Steak Bites

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

These tender steak bites are covered in a garlic butter just before serving. Every single bite is juicy, tender, and flavorful.

Ingredients

Steak Bites:

  • 1 pound New York Strip steak
  • ¼ cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce

Garlic Butter:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon minced parsley

Instructions

  1. Dice the steak into 1-inch pieces and place into a zip top bag.
  2. Whisk together the hot water and salt until the salt is nearly dissolved. Add the remaining ingredients and whisk well.
  3. Pour the marinade over the steak. Seal the bag and marinate for 1 to 8 hours.
  4. When ready to cook, drain the marinade from the steak and pat the steak bites dry.
  5. Add steak bites to the basket of your air fryer in a single layer. You may need to work in batches. 
  6. Air fry at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through cooking. This will result in a medium doneness, depending on the thickness of your steak. Continue cooking for longer if you prefer your steak more well done.
  7. To make the garlic butter, melt the butter in a small bowl and whisk in the minced garlic, garlic salt, and parsley.
  8. Drizzle the butter over the steak bites, toss well, and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Notes

Cut steak into evenly sized pieces to ensure the same doneness throughout. Cook for more or less time to reach your desired level of doneness.

Do not marinate longer than 8 hours or the steak will start to get too salty. Since the steaks are smaller, they soak up the flavor quicker.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 949Total Fat: 76gSaturated Fat: 29gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 39gCholesterol: 210mgSodium: 2295mgCarbohydrates: 5gNet Carbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 60g

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2 comments

Linda Rappold June 30, 2021 - 1:11 am

Is it possible the recipe for the air fryer bites should have read 1 teaspoon of kosher salt? I followed the recipe except left out the hot sauce and it was way too salty!! I tried wiping them dry again once out of air fryer but the salt had penetrated the meat.

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Karly June 30, 2021 - 11:13 am

Oh no! I’m so sorry to hear that! We do use a full tablespoon. Did you marinate for longer than the 8 hours? It will really penetrate the meat if it goes for too long, but we’ve found they’re fine up to 8 hours.

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