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Air Fryer Steak Bites with Potatoes

Air Fryer Steak Bites with Potatoes is a one pot meal that is ready in less than 30 minutes. Use whatever cut of steak you like to make this affordable and easy steak dinner at home!

Juicy Steak Bites with Potatoes

A juicy steak dinner ready in 30 minutes or less with almost no prep work required might sound too good to be true… but it’s not! These Air Fryer Steak Bites with crispy potatoes are so simple, but they’ll quickly become a new family favorite anyway.

All you have to do is cut up the steak of your choice, chop up some potatoes and onion to go with it, throw everything in the air fryer, and then you’re practically done! Recipes where you can make dinner and a side dish together are the best for busy weeknights – it saves so much time.

If you love easy beef dinners make in your air fryer, make sure to also try out this juicy Air Fryer London Broil and garlicky Air Fryer Steak Bites.

Forkful of steak, potato, and onion.

Why You’ll Love These Air Fryer Steak Bites

In case you’re not quite convinced yet, I’ve got a few more pitches to make on behalf of these tender steak bites:

  • Perfectly Juicy: These air fryer steak bites are just as juicy and flavorful as a pan-seared steak, but they require a lot less effort on the part of the cook!
  • Easy Clean-Up: You can prep both the potatoes and the steak in the same bowl, so all you really need to wash at the end of the night is the bowl and the air fryer basket!
  • Simple Ingredients: There are just 3 main ingredients to this recipe, and the rest are seasonings that you probably already have in your pantry. Gotta love a budget friendly dinner recipe!
  • Flexible: I like to keep it simple with salt, black pepper, and steak seasoning because it’s a tried and true combination. That said, feel free to customize this recipe to your liking with garlic powder or some of your other favorite spices and seasonings!
Ingredients for air fryer steak bites with potatoes.

What You’ll Need

Simple as they are, let’s go over the key ingredients for this steak bites recipe before we get started! Note that you can find the exact amounts for each one at the bottom of this post, in the recipe card.

  • Potatoes: I recommend using Yukon Gold or another kind of yellow potato. Small red potatoes would also work well.
  • Olive Oil: This will help the seasoning stick to the pieces of steak and the potatoes while they cook, while also keeping them from drying out. Avocado oil also works well.
  • Onion: I like to use a sweet onion, but you can use a white or yellow onion if you prefer.
  • Steak: Use the cut of your choice (something like Ribeye, Sirloin, New York, etc.).
  • Seasoning: I keep it simple with salt, black pepper, and our favorite steak seasoning.
Plate of air fryer steak bites with broccoli.

How to Make Steak Bites in the Air Fryer

Dinner prep doesn’t get much easier than these air fryer steak bites. As long as your chopping skills are alright, you should be set! Here’s the step-by-step breakdown:

  • Preheat the Air Fryer to 400°F. Then, in a medium size bowl, mix potatoes, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Stir everything until the potatoes are evenly covered.
  • Cook the Potatoes. Add your potatoes to the air fryer basket and cook them for 8-10 minutes.
  • Prep the Steak Bites. While the potatoes are cooking, add beef, onions, olive oil, and steak seasoning to the same bowl (no need for a new one!). Stir until the steak is evenly covered.
  • Cook the Steak. Place the steak and onion in the air fryer basket on top of the potatoes. Cook for 4-6 more minutes, and then enjoy!

How Long Should the Steak Cook For?

The cook time for this recipe will vary depending on how done you like your steak to be. These are some rough guidelines that you may want to follow:

  • If You Like Rare Steak: Cook the potatoes on 400°F for 10-12 minutes, then add the steak and onion and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes.
  • To Get Medium-Rare Steak: Follow the instructions from the How-To section above, but lean closer to 4 rather than 6 minutes. (You should aim for an internal temperature of 130°F-135°F. We like to use an instant read meat thermometer to check.)
  • For Medium Steak: Again, follow the instructions from the How-To section above, but cook the steak for 5-6 minutes. (You should aim for an internal temperature of 135°F-145°F.)
Cooked steak bites, onion, and potatoes in the air fryer.

Tips for Success

By this point, you’re probably already an air fryer steak bites expert. That said, I’ve still got a few more tips to share with you:

  • Keep the Steak and Potato Uniform in Size: Try and keep the potato cuts and steak cuts as close to the same size as possible to ensure even cooking.
  • Chop Large Pieces of Onion: Keep the onion slices large. This will help them not overcook, and not fall through the tray while cooking.
  • Preheat the Air Fryer: When the air fryer basket is already hot, the potatoes get nice and crispy.
Air fryer steak bites with crispy potatoes.

Serving Suggestions

This steak bite and potatoes combo is practically a complete meal already, but there are a few more additions that you could consider:

How to Store and Reheat Leftovers

Easy to make, easy to store. Here’s how to save any leftover air fryer steak pieces for later:

  • To Store: Once everything has cooled, store your steak and potato cubes in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.
  • To Reheat: I like to just pop leftovers in the microwave for 30-45 seconds, but you can also heat them on the stovetop in a pan until warmed through.

Can I Freeze Air Fryer Steak Bites?

Yes! You can freeze this air fryer steak in an airtight container for about a month. To reheat, defrost in the fridge overnight and then follow the instructions from above.

Air fryer steak bites with pink interiors.

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Air Fryer Steak Bites with Potatoes

Air Fryer Steak Bites with Potatoes is a one pot meal that is ready in less than 30 minutes. Use whatever cut of steak you like to make these juicy steak bites with crispy potatoes!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time16 minutes
Total Time21 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound potatoes, cut into quarters
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 ½ pounds steak, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 medium sweet onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon steak seasoning

Instructions 

  • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F.
  • In a medium size bowl add potatoes, 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt and pepper, and stir until potatoes are covered.
  • Add potatoes to air fryer basket and cook on 400°F for 8-10 minutes.
  • While potatoes are cooking use the same bowl (no need to rinse) and add beef, onions, 1 tablespoon olive oil and steak seasoning, stirring until steak is covered.
  • Add steak and onion to the air fryer basket, just pour right on top of potatoes. Cook on 400°F for 4-6 minutes.

Notes

  • To Store: Once everything has cooled, store your steak and potato cubes in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.
  • To Reheat: I like to just pop leftovers in the microwave for 30-45 seconds, but you can also heat them on the stovetop in a pan until warmed through.
  • To Freeze: You can freeze this air fryer steak in an airtight container for about a month. To reheat, defrost in the fridge overnight and then follow the instructions from above.

Nutrition

Serving: 1, Calories: 671kcal, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 48g, Fat: 39g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 20g, Cholesterol: 165mg, Sodium: 732mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 6g

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1 thought on “Air Fryer Steak Bites with Potatoes”

  1. 5 stars
    This was easy to make and delicious! Next time, I will marinate my steak (sirloin was a little chewy) but the potatoes, onions and flavors were awesome! Less than an hour from start to finish! Thanks.

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