Ribeye Steak

Serve your guests burritos using this air fryer ribeye steak recipe. Why?Because it takes less than ten minutes.

Using an air fryer makes the easiest ribeyes. Cooked on the grill or the air fryer, ribeyes make a warm Texas Christmas holiday perfect with a burrito brunch.

It’s nostalgic during holidays to serve the same family traditional recipes every year. However, I also love to see new dishes that family and friends bring for the festivities. So, I decided to make air fryer ribeye steaks for something different, and they were a hit with my family.

Preparing Ribeyes for Burritos

When you’re preparing ribeyes for burritos, slice the ribeyes. Then, cut them into chunks. Wrap the ribeye pieces into a tortilla, and add toppings of your choice for a delicious burrito.

Ribeye Leftovers
Ribeye pieces
Steak Burrito Bites




















Do a Burrito Bar

For Christmas 2021 family holiday time, I decided to do a burrito bar for brunch. My daughter had suggested the idea when I mentioned my plan to include ribeye burritos, and I loved the idea.

The menu included the air fryer ribeye steak and low-carb tortillas for the burritos. So if you’re looking for an easy meal, consider air fryer ribeye for burritos.

Breakfast is my favorite meal, and ribeye is my favorite steak. Therefore, I personally enjoyed the Christmas meal. Incidentally, I received compliments on the steak and burrito bar, and everyone seemed to love the brunch.

Choose brunch ingredients such as:

  • ribeye steak
  • tortillas
  • hot sauce
  • creamy scrambled eggs with cheese
  • Pico de Gallo sausage
  • strawberry and blackberry fruit crepes topped with whipped cream for dessert


Air Fryer Ribeye Steak Makes Great Leftover Meals

Ribeye steak makes great leftover meals if you were to ask my grandchildren. During their holiday break, they stayed with us a few extra days. And to my surprise, they requested the steak burritos for three evenings in a row.

Leftover Steak Burritos Are Easy to Make

As you can see below, leftover steak burritos are easy to make:

  1. Heat up the tortillas on a gas stove burner, or you can cook them in a pan, on an electric stove, or in the microwave.
  2. Next, heat up the steak slices/chunks in the microwave for up to a minute or so. If you prefer, heat the steak in an air fryer for approximately three to five minutes.
  3. Add steak pieces, sour cream, grated cheese, and salsa inside each tortilla.
  4. Roll up the tortillas, and they are ready to eat.

It’s that easy. Your kids or grandkids are bound to like the ribeye burritos, and actually, they may like them more than even cereal. Furthermore, the  steak burritos may be more nutritious because of the low-carb tortillas.

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If you haven’t tried air fryer ribeyes, you are missing out. So take a moment to check out air fryers on Amazon. I have an air fryer like the on below (except mine is red 😀).

Electric Cooking Appliances

What electric cooking appliances do you like to use? Do you prefer cooking with your stove, oven, and a microwave, or do you enjoy using additional small cooking appliances?

Some home chefs like to keep cooking simple, that is, by not adding too many small cooking appliances. For example, they can add clutter to a kitchen counter or take up too much space in a small pantry. In other words, there just isn’t enough room for storage.

Favorite Cooking Appliances

Every cook has favorite cooking appliances, and one of mine is the air fryer. My list of favorite electric kitchen appliances is listed below.

  • Air fryer
  • Pressure cooker
  • Slow cooker
  • Griddle

Electric cooking appliances are convenient to use. For example, they are helpful in keeping the kitchen from being so hot on summer days. During the heat of the summer, it doesn’t take long for my kitchen to warm up when I’m cooking and/or baking. For that reason, I prefer to use my small electric cooking appliances.

And for Christmas breakfast brunch for my family, ribeye burritos cooked in the air fryer worked wonderfully.

Although I heated my tortillas on the gas stove, a griddle would have worked great as well. I love using my electric griddle (sort of like the one below).

My First Air Fryer Experiment

The first time I cooked in an air fryer, a cousin brought her new one over for me to show her how to use it. We experimented with salmon and grilled cheese recipes. It didn’t take long until I purchased my own air fryer.


My Funniest Experiment in the Air Fryer

Let me tell you about my funniest air fryer experiment with a grilled cheese sandwich. The air blew the bread around in the fryer a little too much, and the corner of the sandwich was burned. Therefore, watch closely if you decide to cook something with bread.

Try Steak in an Air Fryer

A friend suggested I try steak in an air fryer because it’s so easy and quick. However, I couldn’t imagine it tasting near as good as my husband’s grilled steaks.

When it comes to ribeyes, my husband grills them to perfection. Nevertheless, I bought a small ribeye just to see how easy it would be. I was amazed at how good the ribeye tasted, so tender and juicy.

Choosing the Ribeye for the Air Fryer

When choosing the ribeye to cook in your air fryer, look for a smaller cut and less than an inch thick.

Prices have gone up a bit for ribeye steaks. And I’ve noticed that the steaks aren’t cut as thick, yet the price has gone up. I chose a small ribeye at the grocery store for about $8, but that size may now cost more.

How Long Does It Take To Cook a Ribeye in an Air Fryer?

Cooking my ribeye in the air fryer only took nine minutes.

The results? A medium well, juicy, incredibly tasting ribeye. I’m convinced now that ribeyes can be perfectly cooked in an air fryer.

Air Fryer Ribeye










Incidentally, the next time you think about treating yourself with a ribeye at a steakhouse, first consider cooking your own. You should be able to find one for only $8 to $10. Grill the ribeye, or cook it in your air fryer.

But of course, treat yourself to dining out for a steak if you need a break from cooking. Enjoy even if it does cost $20 or more for a steak.

Air fryer ribeye steaks are so easy to do. If you need a recipe, though, use mine shown below. I cooked this ribeye in a small Bella air fryer.

Air Fryer Ribeye Steak

easy way to cook a ribeye

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer ribeye
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 230 kcal


  • 1 Ribeye small to medium for smaller air fryer/any size for large air fryer
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Steak seasoning


  1. Heat the air fryer on 400 for 3-4 minutes.

  2. Season both sides of the steak, approximately 1/2 teaspoon on each side of a small steak.

  3. Open the air fryer basket, and put the steak on the air fryer crisper grill tray.

  4. Close and cook for 5 minutes, turn the steak over, close again and cook for 4 more minutes (if cooked in a small air fryer and you want the ribeye medium well).

  5. Open the air fryer basket to check for doneness.

  6. Slice and eat.

This recipe is for one ribeye, but two can be cooked at the same time. Once the steaks are done, slice them, chop them into bite-size pieces.

It’s so easy to prepare the ribeyes in an air fryer. Keep them warm in the oven until it’s time to slice them.

How Many Ribeyes Can You Cook in an Air Fryer at a Time?

For our Christmas family brunch, I could only fit one ribeye in my air fryer at a time. That’s because the steaks were too large to fit into my size air fryer. The first time I cooked a ribeye in my air fryer, however, the steak was smaller.

See how easy it is to make ribbeye burritos using the air fryer? Now you can make a quick ribeye for dinner.

Cooking the Perfect Steak

There are different ways to cook the perfect steak. It depends on whether you use a outdoor grill, air fryer, oven, cast iron pan or other ways. Check out Patty Cake Pantry’s article on cooking the perfect steak.

Charcoal grilled ribeyes
Charcoal-Grilled Ribeyes on a Cast Iron Pan











Take a hot minute to see how to cook ribeyes on a charcoal grill if you want an outdoor grilled ribeye.

The photo above shows the ribeyes cooking on a cast iron pan. This step is not necessary. You can simply place the steaks on the rack.

Add a Salad with Your Ribeye for an Easy Meal

You can add a salad like one of these below, and add another vegetable if you like.

Coleslaw (with sugar-free dressing)

Sweet and Tangy Coleslaw










Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

broccoli and cauliflower salad
Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad











Broccoli Apple Salad

broccoli and apple salad
Broccoli & Apple Salad














Chopped Vegetable Salad

vegetable salad
Chopped Vegetable Salad









These salads are delicious and great to serve with ribeye steak. Should you want to serve more than a salad, however, choose a healthy veggie. For example, vegetables such as asparagus, Brussels sprouts, cabbage or green beans are good side dishes.

If you love Brussels sprouts, green beans, or cabbage, try these delicious veggie recipes. They are very good to serve with ribeye steak.

Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts
Brussels Sprouts Topped with Cheese & Bacon











Green Beans

Green beans
Bacon Green Bean Meal-in-One Casserole













slow cooker cabbage
Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Cabbage









Topping Suggestions for the Ribeye Burritos

  • sour cream
  • grated cheese
  • chopped onions
  • sausage gravy
  • salsa
  • pico de gallo
  • cheese sauce
  • scrambled eggs

No matter the toppings you add to your ribeye burrito, you know it’s going to taste amazing. Enjoy every bite.



  1. Wow I would not have thought of using the air fryer for this but it looks absolutely delicious 😀

    1. Author

      Yes, definitely try it. Easy and quick. Juicy and tender steak.

  2. I got an airfryer for Christmas but I confess it’s still in the box. This sounds like a great way to cook ribeye. Will add it to my to-try list!

    1. Author

      You sound like me. I was given a waffle maker for Christmas and finally used it a few days ago. I’ve wanted one for years but just kept putting it off. My first waffles tasted amazing!

      So you have to try the air fryer steaks. Enjoy your air fryer!

  3. There is no doubt that the air-fryer cooking technique is so versatile. I would have never imagined to male a ribeye steak on it. Now I need to try it =)

    1. Author

      For sure. I love how tender and juicy my air fryer steaks turn out.

  4. An air-fryer is probably the most versatile appliance i own and this looks amazing! Especially turning it into a breakfast burrito, yum!

    1. Author

      It’s definitely a favorite recipe in my family. So easy to make, tender and juicy.

  5. I love your idea of doing a burrito bar for a family gathering. I think that would go over exceptionally well with my family!

    1. Author

      It’s so easy. And providing the variety of burrito fillings and toppings keeps everyone happy.

  6. Okay, note to self: do not attempt a sandwich in the air fryer haha. But THIS is something I want to try!!

    1. Author

      LOL and if you do, choose thick slices of bread.
      Enjoy some air fryer steak for sure, though.

  7. Just got a new air fryer so very excited to try this steak recipe! Looks delish!

    1. Author

      I hope you enjoy your new air fryer! I love using mine. Today I cooked sausage links in it for breakfast. Mmmm so good.

  8. I didn’t know how easy it could be to make steak right in the air fryer! Comes out so juicy and tender.

    1. Author

      Yes, I also noticed how juicy and tender my air fryer steak turned out. Though I love my husband’s charcoal-grilled steak the best for flavor, air fryer ribeye is just as amazing.

  9. Air fryer is the best ever. I still struggle with a couple of recipes here and there to get the right time but this works so well. So easy to make for weeknight dinner.

    1. Author

      I agree. And yes, some foods cooked in the air fryer don’t turn out as good as this ribeye does.

  10. I am so loving steak in the air fryer atm. Thanks so much for your deliciously easy recipe.

    1. Author

      Isn’t it the easiest thing?! I was amazed at how quick and easy the steak cooked in the air fryer.

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