How To Make Steak Bites & Mushrooms In The Air Fryer

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Air fryer steak bites with mushrooms is a quick and easy way to enjoy a delicious and healthy meal.

It’s made with lean steak and mushrooms, marinated and cooked in your air fryer.

Make sure when slicing the beef and mushrooms both are equal in size for even cooking.

Air frying is a healthy cooking process you can enjoy these bites without worrying about unhealthy fats or calories.

air fryer Steak Bites Mushrooms

Choosing the Right Cut of Steak For Bites

To create perfect Air Fryer Steak Bites with Mushrooms, selecting the right cut of steak is important.

marbled steak
Marbled Steak

Choose a tender cut with a good amount of marbling, such as ribeye or sirloin.

These cuts are tender and rich in flavour, making them ideal for this dish.


Serves 2

  • 225g  mushrooms sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive Oil
  • 454g (1lb) sirloin steak (cut into even 1-inch cubes)
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp garlic granules
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt

Preparing the Steak and Mushroom Marinade

The marinade helps tenderise the meat and the mushrooms absorb the flavours.

Mix the olive oil, garlic granules, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and black pepper in a bowl until well combined to make the marinade.

Place the steak cubes and mushrooms in a shallow dish or a resealable bag, and pour the marinade over them, making sure they are evenly coated.

Marinate for at least 1 hour or refrigerate overnight to intensify the flavours.

Preheat Your Air Fryer

Before cooking your Steak and Mushroom Bites, preheat your air fryer to 200C/400F for 5 minutes.

Preheating helps to create a crisp exterior on the steak and mushrooms, sealing in their juices.

How To Air Fry Steak Bites With Mushrooms

Remove the steak and mushrooms from the marinade and allow any excess marinade to drip off.

Place a single layer of steak and mushrooms in the basket, leaving enough space for the hot air to circulate.

Set the temperature to 200C/400F and cook for 8-10 minutes for medium-rare steak.

Adjust the cooking time according to your desired level of doneness and the thickness of the steak.

Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the steak bites. See the charts below.

Halfway through the cooking time, carefully turn the steak and mushrooms so they cook evenly on both sides.

Once the steak and mushrooms reach your preferred level of doneness, remove them from the basket and let them rest for a few minutes.

Resting allows the juices to be redistributed and ensures a tender and juicy steak bite.

Air Fryer Steak Cooking Chart

Air Fryer Steak
Air fryer Steak
Cooking Temperature
1 inch
1 1/2 Inch
2 Inch
Rare200C / 400F5 Minutes7 Minutes9 Minutes
Medium Rare200C / 400F7 Minutes10 Minutes13 Minutes
Medium200C / 400F10 Minutes13 Minutes15 Minutes
Medium-Well Done200C / 400F13 Minutes15 Minutes17 Minutes
Well Done200C / 400F15 Minutes17 Minutes19 Minutes

Steak Internal Temperatures

Preferred DonenessThermometer Temperature
Rare125F-130F 51.7C-54.4C
Medium-Rare130F-140F 54.4C-60C
Medium140F-150F 60C-65.6C
Medium – Well Done150F-160F 65.6C-71.1C
Well Done160F and above 71.1C+

8 Serving Suggestions For Air Fryer Steak Bites With Mushrooms

  1. Fresh Herb Garnish: Sprinkle freshly chopped parsley, thyme, or rosemary over the steak and mushroom bites to add a touch of freshness.
  2. Drizzle with Balsamic Glaze: A drizzle of balsamic glaze adds a tangy and slightly sweet taste to the dish.
  3. Add Some Colour with Roasted Vegetables: Air fry some cherry tomatoes, peppers, or asparagus while air frying the steak and mushrooms.
  4. Steak Dinner: Serve your Air Fryer Steak and Mushrooms with creamy mashed potatoes and air-fried vegetables.
  5. Loaded Baked Potatoes: Top a baked potato with air-fried steak and mushrooms. Add some sour cream, grated cheese, and chopped spring onions.
  6. Steak and Mushroom Tortillas: Warm up some tortillas and fill them with the steak and mushrooms, and your favourite toppings like salsa, guacamole, and fresh coriander.
  7. Stir-Fry Steak And Mushrooms: Once the air-fried steak and mushrooms are cooked turn it into a stir-fry. Add bell peppers, courgettes, thinly sliced onions and air fry for a few minutes more until the vegetables are tender.
  8. Steak and Mushroom Sandwich: Add your air-fried steak and mushrooms to a crusty baguette or ciabatta roll. Add some caramelized onions and melted cheese.

Feel free to experiment with different ingredients and flavours to create your unique dish.

steak and mushroom sandwich

Tips For Success

Preheat the air fryer for a few minutes before adding the steak and mushrooms to ensure even cooking.

To allow for proper air circulation and even cooking, avoid overcrowding the air fryer basket. Cook the steak and mushrooms in a single layer or batches if needed.

To achieve your desired level of doneness, use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the steak.

Allow the cooked steak to rest for a few minutes before serving.

Cooking times may vary depending on the thickness of the steak, the model of your air fryer, and personal preferences. Experiment and adjust the cooking time to achieve the desired level of doneness.

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Air Fryer Steak Bites With Garlic Butter

garlic butter steak bites

Steak bites are delicious on their own but topped with garlic butter they are even more delicious. The principle is the same as cooking Air Fryer steak and Mushrooms Bites just a slightly shorter cooking time.

Season the bites with salt and pepper and sprinkle over some garlic granules. Air fry the steak bites for 6-8 minutes at 200C / 400F turning halfway through the cooking time.

While the steak bites are cooking melt 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter and 2 finely chopped or minced garlic cloves in a small saucepan over a medium heat. Season with salt and black pepper.

Once the steak bites are cooked place them in a bowl and drizzle with the garlic butter. Top with some chopped fresh parsley and enjoy!

Storing Air Fryer Steak Bites

Let any leftovers cool completely. Place in an airtight container and keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating Air Fryer Steak Bites

Place in the basket at 200C/400F for a few minutes until heated through.

Freezing Air Fryer Steak Bites

Steak Bites are best served freshly cooked I would recommend not freezing them.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Button and portobello mushrooms work well in this dish, you can use other varieties such as shiitake or oyster mushrooms to add a different flavour.

The longer you marinate the steak and mushrooms the more intense the flavour.

It’s best to thaw the steak and mushrooms before marinating and cooking them. Thawing ensures even cooking and allows the marinade to be more effective.

Adjust the cooking time accordingly. Bear in mind, that cooking steak too well done may result in a slightly drier texture compared to medium-rare or medium.

It’s best to cook the steak and mushrooms just before serving for the best results, you can marinate them in advance and store them in the refrigerator. Saves time on meal prep when you’re ready to cook your dinner.

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