How to Cook the Perfect Air Fryer Ninja Foodi Steak

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Discover the ultimate Ninja Foodi steak recipe for tender juicy results in the air fryer. Quick, easy, and delicious. This healthy and simple steak recipe cooks perfectly tender and delicious. Cooking steak in the Foodi is so easy with the air fryer option. This air fryer steak is ready in minutes with minimal prep. See all of my Ninja Foodi recipes and air fryer recipes for more methods for cooking tender cuts of beef and other sides.

how to cook air fryer steak in the Ninja Foodi

If you didn’t know that you can cook steak in a Ninja Foodi then you are in for a real treat. Why would someone want to cook a steak in the air fryer? There are a few reasons: Maybe you don’t have an outdoor grill, or it’s raining outside and you can’t use the grill.

No matter the reason, having the flexibility to make an amazing air fryer steak is a game changer.

What You Need to Cook a Delicious Ninja Foodi Steak

When cooking steak in a Ninja multi cooker you will need just a few simple ingredients.


  • 5oz filet mignon steak 
  • avocado oil
  • salt and pepper to taste 

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The key ingredient in great steak recipes is a quality cut of steak. You can find organic grass-fed beef at the local grocery store or Whole Foods. You can also order great cuts of meat from small farms online here: Crowd Cow.

To cook a steak in the Ninja Foodi all-in-one fryer and pressure cooker, you will need the multicooker appliance or any other air fryer. Or you can any of the different models and sizes with different capabilities.

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How to Cook Steak in the Ninja Air Fryer

As always, let’s start by gathering our ingredients. In this case, our ingredients are quite simple. Steak, a little bit of avocado oil and salt and pepper.

Sometimes, I want a small steak for myself when the rest of the family is not in the mood, or we don’t pull a big hunk of beef from the freezer. These single filet mignons are perfect!

You can often find this single-serve filet mignons at Whole Foods, and even Costco. 

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Each is vacuum sealed, and the perfect single serving of 5oz.

filt mignon nutritional facts

I love that the beef is also grass-fed and finished, with no added hormones or antibiotics.

grass fed and finished beef

Start by removing the meat from the package and lightly coat it with a little avocado oil. This is my favorite avocado oil spray. It doesn’t have any propellants. You can get it online here: avocado oil.

avocado oil

Next, season with salt and pepper to taste. I am not a big salt and pepper person, but I do like a tiny sprinkle of salt.

salt and pepper, Celtic sea salt

If you are looking for full flavor to add to your delicious beef then you will love this homemade steak seasoning recipe! Making your own seasoning allows you to control all the flavor with less salt than those pre-made seasonings at the store. 

How to Cook Steak in Ninja Foodi (Air Fryer) 

Now it’s time to break out the Ninja Foodi. This thing is amazing! It is a pressure cooker, slow cooker, air fryer, dehydrator, and more all in one. It makes meal prep a breeze and last-minute cooking ideas easy. 

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While there are a few ways to cook filet, this is my way. For this air fried recipe, we will be using the silver rack, with the rack towards the top of the pot.

Ninja Foodi metal rack

Since we are using the air crisp function you do not need to add water to the bottom of the pot. Go ahead and place your tenderloin onto the wire rack.

cooking steak ninja foodi air fryer

Close the air fryer lid (the lid that is attached to the air crisper, not the pressure cook lid). Select the air fryer/air crisp option. Set your temp to 375 and time to 17 minutes. Then press start.

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At the midpoint (around 8 minutes) open the lid and flip the cut of beef over with a pair of tongs.

how to air fry steak in Ninja Foodi

Air Fryer Filet Mignon Steak 

Granted, everyone prefers a different level of doneness when it comes to steak. This air fryer steak recipe will leave a nice pink center to your filet. If you prefer your tenderloin to be a bit more cooked, then I suggest setting the cooking time to 20 minutes.

Here is a general guide for how long to cook steak in a Ninja air fryer. This will vary depending on the size and thickness of your steak. You may have to make slight adjustments as necessary.

rare15 minutes
medium rare17 minutes
medium well20 minutes
Ninja Foodi steak cooking chart
Ninja Foodi steak in air fryer

Ninja Foodi Filet Mignon Recipe

Serve your air fried filet with your favorite sides and enjoy.

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Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

How to cook the perfect Ninja Foodi steak including a general Ninja Foodi steak cooking chart.


  1. Lightly spray steak with oil
  2. salt and pepper to taste
  3. place your steak on high rack
  4. select air crisp on ninja foodi
  5. set temp at 375
  6. set time for 17 minutes
  7. flip steak over at halfway point

Don’t forget to check out how to make the best homemade steak seasoning!

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  1. Hi,

    These look great! Any hack out there to get some good searing on it as well?

    1. hmmmm. I normally use the cast iron skillet if I want searing. Maybe the sauce function would work!

      1. The sear/sauté setting will give you a good looking sear on any meat! I actually cooked some steaks a few weeks ago on that setting. I had it on high for the initial sear and then turned it down to medium to finish cooking the steaks. We like ours medium rare-medium. They were delicious too!!

  2. So I can use the air crisp setting without using the cook and crisp basket? I got my foodi yesterday and I’m still figuring it out!

    1. I use both. But I don’t use the basket when making the steak. I use the rack instead. Im sure you could try the basket, (But I never have). Sorry if that’s not much help.

  3. Thanks for sharing a great article. This is very helpful for everyone.

  4. Ann Cumningham says:

    I don’t have avocado oil. What are other choices?

  5. Kelly Maher says:

    this worked amazingly well! I own a ninjo foodi xl pro so I wasn’t sure if it would work. Use the air fryer setting and the roasting rack and pan that came with the unit and… perfection! Now, since I can also roast veggies at the same time, I’ll experiment with the timing and settings to include them! thank you!

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