Sometimes it is just too hot (or rainy) to head outside and grill awesome steaks. Using this foolproof Vortex Air Fryer Steak method you can have amazing steaks at any time. Don’t forget the butter – it is a game-changer if you have never had it on steaks before!

Vortex Air Fryer Steak Cook Times:

You will need to adjust the cook time to your preference of doneness. These are estimates, please use a thermometer to truly see how done your steak is. Cook times can vary due to thickness and surrounding temps.

Steak Doneness Vortex Cook Time Final Cooked Temperature
Rare 8 minutes 130 to 140°F
Medium Rare 10 minutes 145°F
Medium 12 minutes 160°F
Well Done 13 minutes 170°F

Ribeyes cook incredibly well in a Vortex Air Fryer. Use a stand to keep it cooking even.

We recommend this thermometer to testing temps…

Vortex Air Fryer Steak Accessories:

If you want grill marks on your steaks you can get one of these to put in your fryer.

Vortex Air Fryer Steaks

3.9 from 20 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Vortex Air Fryer
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes


  • Vortex Air Fryer


  • 1 lb Steaks (New York Strips or Ribeyes) Of course any smaller steak will work - too big and they won't fit
  • 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tbsp softened butter
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 tbsp parsley


  • Mix the butter, a little Worcestershire, parsley, and garlic in a bowl.
  • Plop on wax paper or parchment and roll into a tube. Freeze it while prepping/cooking steaks.
  • Pat the steaks dry. Salt and Pepper the steaks and cover with Worcestershire sauce. Use a fork to pierce the steaks and force the seasoning in and tenderize.
  • Marinate the steaks in Worcestershire sauce in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  • Remove the steaks and let them sit on the counter for 30. Room temp is best!
  • Preheat your Vortex Air Fryer to 400' with the grate in it (if you have one). The rack should on the LOW level if you use a grate. If not you will want to put the rack on the MIDDLE level with the steak directly on it.
  • CAREFULLY open the fryer and place the steaks on the grate
  • Cook for five minutes and flip
  • Take the steak out and let it rest for five minutes before eating.
  • Cut a sliver of the garlic butter and place on the hot steak

This is a great one to pair with our Absolutely Awesome Vortex Twice Stuffed Baked Potatoes!


  1. Jody on December 12, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    Thank you so much for creating this blog! I’ll be active 🙂

    • vortexrecipes on January 2, 2020 at 1:58 pm

      Great! Thanks for reading. Would love to hear about any good recipes you find and try for your self!

      • Roberto B on June 21, 2020 at 11:18 am

        4 stars
        Can someone please specify the settings to select, air fry, bake, boil…? None of the recipes mention this which I think is important. Thank you in advance !

      • Mark Van Linn on June 26, 2020 at 7:42 pm

        Can you cook steak in the 4in 1 vortex air fryer

    • Gene on November 18, 2020 at 1:30 pm

      Good tip!

      However, which function we use? Broil, Roast, Air Fry, Bake, or???


      • vortexrecipes on November 24, 2020 at 4:18 pm

        I usually use Air Fry – they are honestly all about the same!

  2. Janeene Cunningham on December 26, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    We are a 1st time owner/operator of an air fryer. LOL
    Has anyone ever cooked meat and baked potatoes at the same time? Thanks.

    • vortexrecipes on December 29, 2019 at 2:36 pm

      Yes, I do all the time. Just make sure the potatoes are above the steak or the drippings will fall into the steak! Let us know how it goes!

    • Laura on January 5, 2020 at 10:45 am

      I’m having trouble (with meats in general) not overcooking a smaller steak. I’m not a big meat eater but am trying to eat more! This is just disheartening. Thanks in advance!

      • vortexrecipes on January 5, 2020 at 1:05 pm

        The Vortex cooks faster than most air fryers I have used. Depending on the size of the steak you REALLY have to watch cook times and temps. The ones above are for a half-pound steak. 6oz may only need 5 minutes. Trying lowering the temp to 350 if you are still overcooking. Altitude and outside temp can greatly affect cook times/temps. We are in FL. You may need more or less in northern states.

        Like I said the Vortex cooks quickly so if the steak is small make sure it is on the lowest rack. Keeping it further from the fan will help it from being overcooked.

  3. Debra Dickson on December 26, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    I would like to have recipes for my Vortex air fryer

  4. Molly Mann on December 31, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    Directions are not clear. I cook for 5 minutes and flip. Then do I cook another 5 minutes, or after flipping do I let them rest?

    • vortexrecipes on January 2, 2020 at 1:57 pm

      Cook for five minutes then flip and cook for another 5 minutes…or less. Just depends on how done you want your steaks!

  5. Mel on May 12, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    What setting should I use? Bake, Broil or Airfry?

    • vortexrecipes on June 10, 2020 at 3:03 pm

      I use Air Fry :0

  6. Jerry on August 9, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    Where should I put the steak? Top, middle or bottom rack?

    • vortexrecipes on August 10, 2020 at 4:12 am

      Middle or low. High overcooks them!

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  8. Mary Gestrich on January 20, 2021 at 8:20 am

    I’m new to this air fryer but will try this steak recipe today

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  11. Sandra Crenshaw on February 16, 2021 at 1:01 am

    If you take the time to read the above you will see why instruction & recipe books are desperately needed for the Vortex Plus Air fryer oven.

    • vortexrecipes on February 23, 2021 at 1:51 pm

      Our first cookbook is coming out this week! Did you get the free cheat sheet? That will help to start out!

  12. Wes on February 20, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    What if you do not have a rack to cook your steak on? Can you still cool a steak? If so are there any tips or tricks for cooking it without a rack?

    • vortexrecipes on February 23, 2021 at 1:47 pm

      The Vortex comes with racks. If you are using a regular drawer-style air fryer you will just need to cook it a little longer. Make sure it will fit in the basket!

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