You can’t beat the rich beefy flavor and satisfying bite of a New York strip steak - unless it’s an air fryer New York strip steak!
Air frying New York steak caramelizes the outside while keeping the inside tender and juicy for a taste and texture you can’t get any other way.
This recipe for air fryer New York strip steak uses a hint of garlic and paprika to bring out the rich flavors of this delicious cut of meat and the air fryer to get the perfect texture. Ready in under 20 minutes; this is an excellent recipe for those busy evenings!
It can be tough to get the right texture with New York strip steak; cooking it in the grill or broiler, you risk drying it out, and it’s easy to burn the outside in the skillet.
That’s why cooking new york strip in the air fryer is such a great solution - it cooks quickly and evenly using hot air so that the outside browns while keeping the inside succulent.
Another wonderful thing about the New York strip in air fryer is how simple it is to clean up! There’s no risk of spatter on your work surfaces or hob; you simply remove the basket afterward to clean it with hot soapy water.
Ingredients you’ll need to make NY strip steak
**Find the full list of ingredients along with the recipe instructions at the end of this post**
Grapeseed oil or canola oil. Both grapeseed and canola oil have a high smoke point, making them excellent for frying. They’re also a good source of healthy fatty acids, which are beneficial for the heart and help decrease inflammation.
Garlic, paprika, and chili powder. Air fryer NY strip steak is wonderfully seasoned with garlic, chili powder, and paprika, but you can alter this recipe to include your favorite seasonings! Other great flavors are thyme, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, onion, or simply a sprinkling of pepper.
New York strip steak. This cut is incredibly tender and delicious while still being budget-friendly. Gorgeous for a family meal.
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How to air fry NY strip steak
First, preheat the air fryer to 400ºF for 5 minutes.
Next, combine the oil, garlic, paprika, chili powder, and salt in a small bowl.
Brush or rub the mixture on all sides of the steak.
Then, place the new york strip steak in the air fryer basket and cook to 400ºF for 5 minutes on each side or until an instant meat thermometer registers 135ºF for medium rare.
Finally, transfer to a clean cutting board and let it rest for 5-10 minutes. Slice the steak against the grain and serve. Enjoy!
How long to cook New York strip steak in air fryer?
Around 10 minutes (5 on each side) for a medium-rare steak.
How long it takes to cook New York steak in air fryer depends on your air fryer, the size of your steaks, and how you like your steak cooked. Always use a meat thermometer to check the temperature of your steaks:
130-135°F for medium-rare
135-145°F for medium
145-155°F for medium-well
155°F and above for well done
What to serve with New York strip steak
How to store leftovers air fried New York strip
As you’d do with another kind of meat, the air fryer new york strip steak should be sealed in an airtight container; you can store leftover air fryer strip steak in the fridge for 3-4 days and in the freezer for 2-3 months.
Leftovers make a fantastic lunch the next day! You can find some great ideas on my Instagram if you need some.
How to reheat NY strip steak in air fryer
Begin by preheating to 350°F, then cook leftover steak strips in air fryer for 3-5 minutes until they have reached an internal temperature of 135°F. The exact time will depend on the size of your steaks, so it’s essential to use a meat thermometer.
If your steaks are frozen, allow an additional 10-15 minutes and ensure you check with a thermometer frequently to avoid overcooking.
Absolutely! Cooking steak in air fryer is the easiest way to get a steak that’s perfectly browned on the outside while tender in the middle. You’ll also find that cleaning up is easier when using the air fryer.
New York strip steak is a tender cut of meat taken from the short loin of the cow. The short loin comprises a muscle that doesn’t work much, so it is incredibly tender.
You might also hear New York strip steak referred to as shell steak, boneless club steak, top loin, or an Omaha strip.
Whether or not to trim the fat is a personal preference. However, if your steak has a large amount of fat, trimming it down to a thin strip (about ¼ inch thickness) will help the meat cook more evenly and give you a leaner cut of meat.
Is New York strip steak good for you?
Strip steak doesn’t contain as much fat as other cuts of beef, so the USDA describes it as a lean cut of meat. Lean cuts of meat are healthy when eaten in moderation as part of a balanced diet. In addition, making air fryer new york steak means using less oil than in other cooking methods, lowering the fat content.
It’s also a good source of protein, iron, and B Vitamins - with grass-fed beef having the highest nutritional content.
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- 1 Tablespoon grapeseed oil or canola oil
- 1 large clove garlic, grated
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- Salt to taste
- 1 pound boneless New York strip steak
- Preheat the air fryer to 400ºF for 5 minutes.
- Mix the oil, garlic, paprika, chili powder, and salt in a small bowl. Brush or rub the mixture on all sides of the steak.
- Place the New York strip steak in the air fryer basket and cook to 400ºF for 5 minutes on each side or until an instant meat thermometer registers 135ºF for medium rare.
- Transfer to a clean cutting board and let it rest for 5-10 minutes. Slice the steak against the grain and serve. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 480Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 116mgSodium: 103mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 37g
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary significantly based on products used. When the recipe list salt to taste the amount of salt is not calculated, only the sodium in the other ingredients is calculated.