Air Fryer Roast Beef (yes, really!)

Air Fryer Roast Beef (yes, really!)

Preparation : 10 mins ·Cooking : 30 minsServes 4



lbbeef roast
tbspolive oil
tspgarlic powder
tsponion powder
tspdried thyme
tspdried rosemary
tspblack pepper
cooking spray

Nutritional information

Calculated based on standard values with available measurements and may therefore not be accurate

  • Energy2231 kcal
  • Protein265 g
  • Total Lipid (Fat)119 g
  • Cholesterol807 mg
  • Saturated Fatty Acids40 g
  • Monounsaturated Fatty Acids61 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids7 g
  • Carbohydrate37 g
  • Sugars0 g
  • Fiber7 g
  • Calcium386 mg
  • Iron40 mg
  • Magnesium196 mg
  • Phosphorus2092 mg
  • Potassium3139 mg
  • Sodium5305 mg
  • Zinc67 mg
  • Copper1 mg
  • Selenium273 µg
  • Vitamin A63 µg
  • Vitamin E9 mg
  • Vitamin C8 mg
  • Vitamin B65 mg
  • Vitamin B1224 µg
  • Vitamin K192 µg


Step 1

Preheat the Air Fryer: Preheat your air fryer to 200°C (400°F) for about 5 minutes.

Step 2

Season the Roast: In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, rosemary, salt, black pepper, and paprika to create a seasoning rub.

Step 3

Rub the Roast: Pat the beef roast dry with paper towels, then rub the seasoning mixture all over the roast, ensuring it's evenly coated on all sides.

Step 4

Prepare the Air Fryer Basket: Lightly spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray to prevent sticking.

Step 5

Air Fry the Roast: Place the seasoned beef roast in the preheated air fryer basket. Cook the roast at 200°C (400°F) for 20-30 minutes, depending on your desired level of doneness. Here are approximate cooking times based on the roast's internal temperature:

  • Rare (49-52°C or 120-125°F): 20-22 minutes

  • Medium-Rare (54-57°C or 130-135°F): 22-25 minutes

  • Medium (60-63°C or 140-145°F): 25-28 minutes

  • Medium-Well (66-68°C or 150-155°F): 28-30 minutes

It's essential to use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature. Insert it into the thickest part of the roast to ensure it reaches your desired level of doneness.

Step 6

Rest the Roast: Once the roast has reached your desired internal temperature, carefully remove it from the air fryer and place it on a cutting board. Cover it loosely with aluminum foil and let it rest for about 10 minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute, resulting in a juicier roast.

Step 7

Slice and Serve: After resting, slice the roast against the grain into thin slices. Serve with your favourite sides, such as roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, or a fresh salad.

Recipe Story

In the hallowed world of culinary exploration, the air fryer may seem like the upstart kid on the block, but let me assure you, it's no mere kitchen gadget novelty. This contraption has earned its place in the modern kitchen, and it's here to stay. Today, I want to take you on a journey, a journey of flavours and textures, of succulent meats cooked to perfection with a twist. Buckle up, my fellow adventurers, as we delve into the realm of Air Fryer Roast Beef.

The concept of roasting beef is as old as cooking itself. From primal fires to medieval hearths, roasting was a craft practiced by cooks and chefs across the ages. But here, we embrace the technology of our times – the air fryer, a device that has proven its mettle in creating crispy delights with minimal oil.

As we prepare this succulent roast, we find ourselves at the crossroads of tradition and innovation. We begin with a quality cut of beef, be it a tender sirloin or a marbled ribeye, and we coat it in a harmonious blend of herbs and spices. Garlic, thyme, and rosemary mingle with paprika and a pinch of salt, creating a rub that elevates our humble roast to gourmet heights.

The air fryer becomes our trusty steed, reaching a scorching 200°C (400°F) with a mere touch of a button. In just 20 to 30 minutes, the magic unfolds. The beef sears to a bronzed perfection, the fat sizzling and the aroma wafting through the kitchen. It emerges tender and succulent, a culinary masterpiece.

This recipe, while a product of the digital age, encapsulates the essence of time-honoured traditions. It's a testament to the evolution of cooking techniques and the constant quest for culinary perfection. So, my fellow gastronomes, embrace the air fryer revolution and embark on a journey that fuses innovation with the timeless joy of a perfectly roasted piece of beef. It's a modern chapter in the epic tale of cooking, and one well worth savouring.