We’re obsessed with steak tips in the air fryer.  Air Fried steak bites or steak tips are low carb, keto and paleo friendly. Making these juicy steak tips in the air fryer is a fantastic quick and easy dinner if you add potatoes!

Steak tips with potatoes on a plate

Easy Air Fryer Steak Tips Recipe

For a low carb Air fryer steak tips version, replace the potatoes with asparagus, green beans, zucchini or mushrooms! Cooking steak tips in the are fryer is great because you can get a great texture on the outside and inside. Best of all, the clean up is minimal. After a few minutes, depending on how well done you like your steak bites, you can dinner on the table.

Best Air Fryer Steak Tips Recipe in the Air Fryer basket

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Best Recipe for Air Fried Steak Tips

We know you’ll devour these steak tips so quick and you’ll probably make them more often! Remember, you can add mushrooms, asparagus or what ever veggies you like. If it’s potatoes or firmer veggies, make sure to par-boil them a bit first so that the steak bites and veggies cook at the same time. Or you can cook the steak tips first and while they rest, cook the veggies after.

What Temperature to Cook Steak Tips in Air Fryer?

  • Preheat the air fryer first and the hot temperature will give the steaks steak tips a great sear!
  • Air Fryer temperatures will vary slightly on each model. But consistency after testing on 6 different air fryers, we like to cook the steaks at 400 F.
  • Like your steak tips medium rare? The hot temperature will give you that perfect outside crust and medium rare center.
  • If you like your air fryer steak bites to be medium or more cooked, no problem! Just cook the steak bites for a few more minutes.
  • After cooking your first steak bites in the air fryer on your specific air fryer model, you’ll know what exact time is best for you.
  • Serve with some air fryer vegetables like asparagus, broccoli or green beans and you’re set!

Best Cut of Steak for Steak Tips?

There’s so many different types of steak and everyone has their favorite cut. Also everyone has a different budget. But some cuts are tougher than others. Cuts like rump roast, brisket, eye of round steak and chuck steak can often air fryer tougher. Try more tender and flavorful cuts like london broil, rib roast, rib eye and sirloin are great for these steak bites.

Best Air Fryer Steak Tips Recipe in the Air Fryer. Perfect Keto Steak Bites Dinner! step by step
Best Air Fryer Steak Tips Recipe in the Air Fryer. Perfect Keto Steak Bites Dinner on a plate
Steak tips with potatoes on a plate

Air Fryer Steak Tips

You can cook the steak tips just by themselves, or add mushrooms, asparagus or what ever veggies you like. But if you want to serve with potatoes: cut potatoes into pieces about half the size of the steak bites for them to cook to the best texture. We prefer using pee-wee or baby gold potatoes and then cutting them in half or quarters. 
For a Keto version, you can cook the steak tips without potatoes or with other keto-friendly veggies.
For the types of steak, use your favorite. Depending on the budget, we prefer ribeye, sirloin, tri-tip, and chuck shoulder steaks (aka London Broil steaks).
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  • 1/2 lb. (227 g) potatoes , cut into 1/2” pieces
  • 1 lb. (454 g) steaks , cut into 1/2” pieces & patted dry
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) butter , melted (or oil)
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) garlic powder
  • salt , to taste
  • Black pepper , to taste
  • Minced parsley , garnish
  • Melted butter for finishing , optional
  • Chili Flakes , for finishing, optional



  • Heat a pot of water to a boil and then add the potatoes. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until nearly tender. Drain and set aside
    Potatoes in boiling water
  • Combine the steak tips and blanched potatoes. Toss together with the melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
    Cut up steak and potatoes in a bowl with flavorings
  • Preheat the Air Fryer at 400°F for 4 minutes.
    Preheat Air Fryer
  • Spread the steak and potatoes in an even layer in the air fryer basket. Air fry at 400°F for 10-18 minutes, shaking and flipping and the steak and potatoes 2 times through cooking process (time depends on your preferred doneness, thickness of the steak, and size of air fryer).
    Steak tips and potatoes in air fryer basket
  • Check the steak to see how well done it is cooked. If you want the steak more done, add an extra 2-5 minutes of cooking time.
    Cooked steak tips and potatoes in air fryer basket
  • If desired, garnish with parsley, optional melted butter drizzled on,  and/or optional chili flakes. Season with additional salt & pepper if desired. Serve warm.
    Finished steak and potatoes on a plate


  • Recipes were cooked in 3-4 qt air fryers. If using a larger air fryer, the recipe might cook quicker so adjust cooking time.
  • Preheating the Air Fryer is preferable, it creates a better sear on the steak. If you don’t preheat, add more time to the cooking.
  • Remember to set a timer to shake/flip/toss the food as directed in recipe.


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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 321kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 84mg, Sodium: 129mg, Potassium: 550mg, Fiber: 1g, Vitamin A: 190IU, Vitamin C: 6.4mg, Calcium: 25mg, Iron: 3.9mg

What are the Best Air Fryers?

Here’s our extensive write up on Air Fryer World’s Best Air Fryer Guide. There’s so many on the market now. You just need to research and find the ones that fits your needs, capacity and style. We group the basket style air fryers into 2 main size groups: 3-4 qt. range & the 5-6 qt. range.  There’s oven style and basket style. With so many to choose from, we highlight the ones that are most popular for small to medium sized families. Here’s our favorites:

Good Mid-Sized Air Fryers

“That’s a stylish Air Fryer” was said as we unboxed the Cosori. Beyond being stylish, it has cooked great. The basket is not as tall and wider than most in its size group, which is perfect. You’ll have a lot better results in an air fryer with single layered, spread out foods, then with ones piled high and thick.
The non-stick basket style (non-wire base) & smoothness of the basket tray is also great for clean up.

Has a great ceramic coated basket, one of the longest lasting we’ve used. Super powerful fan that will often cook recipes even faster than other air fryers. We initially returned our first one because we thought we wouldn’t like the basket style. After reconsidering, we bought another and are super glad we did. We love it’s basket and just a platform insert. One less bulky thing to wash. This is a great air fryer.

Simple functional panel. Solid basket design that is less likely to come unscrewed or break like other designs frequently do after a few months of repeated use. Great price for the size. They have several color options for the design-minded user.  

Good Larger Air Fryers

This is quickly becoming one of our favorite larger basket style air fryers. Great basket size, good controls, cooks nice. Clean up is great. It has become one of our kitchen favorites.

Most of us are familiar with the Instant Pot Brand of pressure cookers. They now make air fryers and it has become a regular in our kitchen. The Vortex plus 9-in-1 is beyond the conventional air fryer. The “plus” boasts features beyond the hot circulating air: Broil, Bake, Dehydrate, Rotisserie, Roast and Re-heat. 

12 Cooking modes. Connects to your smartphone & has Alexa or Google Assistant integration for voice control. 32 quarts. Large enough it actually has a rotisserie too. 

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