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30+ Air Fryer Beef Recipes (Easy & Healthy)

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These easy Air Fryer Beef Recipes will get you cooking amazing dinners in no time! From perfectly cooked steak to burgers and meatloaf, you almost don’t even need a regular oven anymore. These easy air fryer recipes are perfect for busy weeknight meals, they’re so quick!

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❤️ Why you will love these recipes

  • Easy: These main dish recipes are so easy to cook in the air fryer. It’ll become your new favorite way of cooking everything!
  • Quick: Cooking time varies between different air fryers, but it is much quicken than using a regular oven.
  • Healthy: My favorite thing about using an air fryer to cook beef is how little oil you need! It’s lower in calories because of this, and if you’re short like me, every little helps!
  • Affordable: Ground beef is one of the most affordable protein sources out there. I’ve included the best ground beef recipe for the air fryer. From burgers and meatballs to meatloaf!
  • Family-friendly: These recipes are great for the whole family with most being gluten-free, low carb, paleo, and whole30 friendly.

🌡️ How to check if meat is cooked properly

The best way to check if the beef is cooked to your desired “doneness” is with a thermometer. All you have to do is insert a meat thermometer into the center of the thickest part of the meat to check the internal temperature. Here is a temperature guide for steak:

  • Rare: Cool, red middle. 52°C/125°F.
  • Medium-rare: Warm, red middle. 57°C/135°F.
  • Medium: Warm, pink middle. 63°C/145°F.
  • Medium-well: Slightly pink middle. 66°C/150°F.
  • Well done: Little or no pink middle. 71°C/160°F.

When it comes to beef mince, however, it is generally advised to cook it until it is well-done. Undercooked mince can contain harmful bacteria which can make you ill with food poisoning.

🫙 Tips for Storing & Reheating Leftovers

  • Allow the food to cool to room temperature.
  • Store leftover beef in an airtight container in the fridge.
  • Consume as soon as possible, within 4 days.
  • Reheat using the microwave or air fryer until the food is piping hot.
  • If you want to reheat steak, check out this post to avoid overcooking it.
  • Freeze leftovers in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to 3 months in the freezer. Thaw before reheating.

🪄 More Notes & Tips

  • Rest: Always allow steak and roasts to rest after taking them out of the air fryer basket. This helps to lock in the moisture making the beef extra juicy.
  • Extra flavor: If you’re looking to add a little extra flavor to steak, try a little soy sauce or steak seasoning. You don’t need much to make steak great.
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