Delicious and Quick: Air Fryer Pork Steak Recipe

Are you in the mood for a mouthwatering dinner that takes less than 30 minutes to make? Look no further! Our air fryer pork steak recipe is the perfect option for you. Seasoned with a flavorful dry rub and slathered in tangy BBQ sauce, these juicy pork shoulder blade steaks will leave you craving more.

pork steak in air fryer on a white plate with potatoes

Why You’ll Love Pork Steaks in Air Fryer

  • Quick and Easy: With just 10 minutes of prep time and 10 minutes of cook time, you can enjoy tender and juicy BBQ pork shoulder blade steaks in less than 30 minutes!

  • Customizable Flavors: Whether you prefer store-bought or homemade BBQ dry rubs and sauce, you can use your favorites to enhance the flavor of your pork steaks in the air fryer.

  • Dietary Flexibility: This recipe is gluten-free, low-carb, keto-friendly, dairy-free, Paleo-friendly, and even Whole30-compliant. Just be sure to read the labels on your rubs and sauces to ensure they fit your dietary needs.

  • Simple Ingredients: You only need three ingredients: pork steaks, BBQ dry rub, and BBQ sauce. It doesn’t get much easier than that!

While pork steaks may not be common in certain regions, they are a delicious and versatile option for dinner. In addition to this air fryer recipe, we have a variety of other pork steak recipes that you can explore, including smothered pork steaks, BBQ baked pork steaks in the oven, and a delightful pork steak marinade.

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How to Cook Pork Steaks in Air Fryer

pork steaks in the air fryer recipe steps

Prep Ingredients

  1. If you’re using our homemade dry rub for pork recipe, combine all the rub ingredients in a small bowl. Skip this step if you’re using a store-bought rub.
  2. Trim any large pieces of fat from the pork steaks.
  3. Pat the steaks dry with paper towels.
  4. Sprinkle the rub on both sides of the steaks.
  5. Note: If you have smaller steaks or a larger air fryer, you may be able to cook two steaks at once.


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 360°F for 5 minutes.

Cooking Time

  1. Air fry the steaks for 9-10 minutes (or until the internal temperature reaches 141°F).
  2. Brush both sides of the steaks with BBQ sauce and air fry for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F in the thickest part of the meat.
  3. Let the pork rest for 3 minutes before serving.
  4. Serve with your favorite BBQ side dishes, such as coleslaw, baked beans, corn, or roasted potatoes. For extra sauciness, add more BBQ sauce on the side.

How Long to Cook Pork Steaks in Air Fryer?

To achieve perfectly cooked pork steaks, the USDA recommends cooking them until they reach an internal temperature of 145°F. This will give you juicy and tender pork, cooked to medium-rare. If you prefer your pork more well-done, you can adjust the cooking time accordingly.

What to Serve with Air Fry Pork Steaks

  • Air fryer whole baby potatoes
  • Air fryer corn on the cob
  • Healthy coleslaw
  • Creamy baked mac and cheese
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For more pork recipes, including pan-fried pork steaks in a mushroom cream sauce, baked pork steaks in the oven, pork steak marinade, and tips on how to cook pork steaks, check out our website.

So fire up your air fryer and get ready to enjoy a delectable and hassle-free dinner with our air fryer pork steak recipe. Happy cooking!

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