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AIP Air Fryer Steak Bites with Mushrooms Recipe
Steak bites with mushrooms is my newest meal obsession. It’s easy to cook, and it’s absolutely delicious.
Even better, it’s ready in under 15 minutes! That’s faster than takeout, and it’s much less expensive as well.
And it’s completely AIP-friendly. Plus, your entire family will love it – even those who aren’t AIP.
So, turn on your air fryer, grab a few easy-to-find ingredients and get dinner on the table in minutes.
Recipe Cooking Tips
One of the best things I love about the recipe (other than how delicious it is, of course) is that it is super easy to make. And it’s the perfect recipe to make if you are an air fryer newbie.
However, I understand how intimidating air fryers can be at first. So, I’m going to share a few cooking tips to make sure this recipe turns out perfectly every time.
Preheat your air fryer before you start to cook. Just like you need to preheat your oven, you need to preheat your air fryer as well.
I turn on my air fryer before I start preparing my ingredients so the air fryer is ready as soon as my food is ready to cook.
However, if you forget to preheat your air fryer, it’s no big deal. Just turn it on when you remember.
Air fryers take only a few minutes to preheat. So, you won’t have to wait very long before you can use it.
Lightly grease the air fryer basket or tray. I know most air fryers come with nonstick baskets or trays, but cleanup is so much easier to lightly grease them before you put food in them.
I just put a little bit of avocado oil on a clean cloth and wipe it over my air fryer tray. There is no need to use a lot of oil. Just a light coating is all you need.
But be sure to not use aerosol nonstick cooking sprays, which contain corrosive chemicals that can damage the nonstick coating. And if they are harmful for your cookware, think what they can do to your body!
Cut your ingredients into the same size pieces. In order for your food to cook evenly, you need to cut your steak and mushrooms into about the same size pieces.
Now, of course, it doesn’t need to be exactly the same, but it should be close. Some of your steak bites might be well done while others are rare if your pieces are different in size.
Use a meat thermometer to check for doneness. While the recipe gives an estimate about cooking time, you should just use that as a guide.
If you cut your steak a bit small, it’ll take a bit less time to cook. And, of course, if you cut the pieces a bit large, it’ll take longer to cook.
However, a meat thermometer will tell you exactly when your steak is cooked to your taste. Here are the temperatures for perfectly cooked steak:
- Rare – 125 F (52 C)
- Medium-rare – 130 F (54 C)
- Medium – 140 F (60 C)
- Medium-well – 150 F (66 C)
- Well-done – 160 F (71 C)
Turn over your food halfway through the cooking time. This helps ensure your food is evenly cooked on all sides.
And if you are cooking smaller foods, like cauliflower “rice,” then shaking the basket or giving the food a quick stir is all you need to do.
And don’t worry – your air fryer will automatically turn off when you open it and turn back on when you close it.
More AIP Beef Recipes To Enjoy
And if this recipe has you hungry for more AIP beef recipes, then I have you covered!
From mouth-watering AIP burger recipes to even more AIP steak recipes, I have all of your dinner needs covered.
And your entire family can enjoy my AIP meatballs recipes as well as my AIP meatloaf and Salisbury steak recipes.
But don’t take my word for it. Hop on over to my AIP Beef Recipes page to see all of these recipes and more for yourself.
This air fryer steak bites with mushrooms recipe is ready in minutes and is completely AIP-friendly.
- 1/2 lb (225 g) steak, cut into 1-inch (2 ½ cm) cubes
- 10 white button mushrooms (4 oz or 100 g), halved or quartered (depending on size of the mushrooms)
- 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) coconut aminos
- 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) avocado oil or olive oil
- 1 teaspoon (5 ml) balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon (1 g) garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon (1 g) salt
- 1 Tablespoon (1 g) chopped fresh parsley (for garnish, optional)
- Preheat the air fryer to 400 F (200 C).
- Combine the steak and mushrooms with the coconut aminos, avocado oil or olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic powder, and salt until completely coated.
- Place the seasoned steak and mushrooms in the lightly greased air fryer basket or tray. (If needed, cook the steak and mushrooms in several batches.)
- Cook for 8 to 10 minutes, turning over halfway through the cook time, until the steak is cooked to your liking. Use a meat thermometer to check that the steak reaches a temperature of 130 F (55 C) for medium-rare and 140 F (60 C) for medium.
- Carefully remove the steak bites and mushrooms from the air fryer and garnish with the optional chopped fresh parsley before serving.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
- Calories: 384
- Sugar: 1 g
- Fat: 31 g
- Carbohydrates: 3 g
- Fiber: 1 g
- Protein: 21 g