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Air Fryer Steak | Eye of Round

air fryer steak eye of round

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Warm weather is approaching, which means the season for outdoor barbecues and cookouts is almost upon us. But first, we have to contend with the rainy spring weather and a busy end to the school year. For a quick, easy alternative to grilling outdoors, we recommend this delicious air fryer steak.

Cooked to perfection on a rainy weekend or busy school night, these steaks are simply brushed in oil, sprinkled with your favorite seasoning, and cooked in your air fryer. You will definitely want to add this air fryer steak to your meal rotation for a super quick option on busy or rainy days when grilling outdoors is not an option. 

Why the eye of round?  It’s cheap and economical.

For our dish, we used an eye of round steak, which is a smaller, thinner cut from the rear quarter of the beef.   The round steak is broken into three sections, top round, bottom round, and eye of round.  The top round is sometimes called London broil, round steak, or top round steaks, these cuts tend to be tougher and require marinating, or tenderized.   The bottom round also called bottom round London Broil, rump roast, or bottom round roast tends to be less tender than the top round.  The last cut of the round steak is the one that we will be cooking today is a tougher piece of meat because the animal uses this muscle to walk around,   Don’t fret, although these tend to be tougher on average, a great marinade will soften them up and an air fryer will do the rest.

Paired with frozen french fries and healthy broccoli, air fried steak provides a healthier means of cooking great-tasting meals when you find yourself pressed for time.

But you can prepare any steak in an air fryer with ease.

Cooking time will vary depending on the size of the cut, the thinner the cut, the faster your steak will cook.   So, if you have a thick steak, I suggest using a kitchen thermometer to get for the perfect steak.


PreparednessThe center should be:Internal Temperature
RareCoolish red center125° F | 52° C
Medium RareWarmish red center135° F | 57° C
MediumWarmish pink center145° F | 63° C
Medium WellSlightly pink center150° F | 66° C
Well DoneNo pink or very little160° F | 171° C


Air Fryer Steak (eye of round)
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
17 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fried Steak, Air Fryer Steak, Eye of Round Air Fried
Servings: 2
Calories: 430 kcal
  • 2 servings of your favorite cut of beef
  • 1/2-2 tsp of your favorite steak seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp. Avocado or Light olive oil
  1. Brush steaks with oil

  2. Sprinkle on your favorite steak seasoning
  3. Cook at 360 ° F | 183 ° C for 12-15 minutes, flipping halfway. Use a meat thermometer to ensure that your steak is cooked to your satisfaction.

  4. Rest for 5 minutes

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