Air Fryer Roast Beef Recipe

Published on December 2nd 2023 by Sarah Leadon.
Last updated on March 20th 2024
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Air fryer roast beef is incredibly tender, juicy, and flavorful, especially when made with a sirloin tip roast. Although the sirloin tip roast can be tougher, using an air fryer transforms it into a delectable and tender cut of meat.

To prepare the Air Fryer Roast Beef, start by brushing the meat with olive oil and seasoning it with a homemade spice blend. Since the air fryer cooks the sirloin tip roast evenly, there's no need to sear it beforehand on the stove. The roast is initially cooked at a higher temperature to achieve a nice sear, then the temperature is lowered to finish cooking until the meat reaches desired tenderness.

Once the air fryer roast beef is is done, allow it to rest before serving. Pair it with delicious side dishes like scalloped potatoes, mashed potatoes, or garlic parmesan asparagus for a satisfying meal.

How long do you cook beef roast in air fryer?

It takes 1 hour and 55 minutes to cook a beef roast in the air fryer. 

 

What's the best meat to cook in an air fryer?

The best meats for cooking in an air fryer are tender cuts of beef. Options like top sirloin, sirloin tip roast, New York strip steak, Ribeye, tenderloin, and tri-tip work well for air frying.

How many carbs in air fryer roast beef?

There are 1.6 grams of carbs in each serving of air fryer roast beef. 

 

How to reheat roast beef in air fryer?

To reheat roast beef in an air fryer, first, preheat it to 300°F. Cut the roast beef into slices and place them on a sheet of foil. Add a bit of liquid like juices from the meat, beef or chicken broth, or water to keep the beef moist while reheating. Wrap the foil tightly around the beef slices and put it in the air fryer basket. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes until it's hot and ready. This keeps the beef juicy and delicious when reheated.

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Time & Serves

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
120 mins
Total Time
125 mins
Serves
6 persons

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Garlic Powder

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Onion Powder

  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Rosemary, minced

  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed Red Pepper Flakes

  • 1 tablespoon Dried Dill

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Kosher Salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper

  • 1 kg (4 lb) Sirloin Tip Roast

  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil

Instructions

Preheat your air fryer to 390 °F.

To prepare your air fryer for cooking, set the temperature to 390 degrees Fahrenheit in advance.

Whisk the garlic powder, onion powder, fresh rosemary, crushed red pepper flakes, dill, kosher salt, and black pepper in a small bowl and set aside.

Combine garlic powder, onion powder, fresh rosemary, crushed red pepper flakes, dill, kosher salt, and black pepper in a small bowl. Mix the ingredients together and then leave it aside.

Place the sirloin tip roast onto a cutting board and trim the excess fat from the meat with a sharp knife.

Put the sirloin tip roast on a cutting board and use a sharp knife to remove any excess fat from the meat.

Brush the entire sirloin tip roast with olive oil, sprinkle the spice rub, and press it into the meat to ensure the seasoning sticks.

Coat the entire sirloin tip roast with olive oil, and then evenly apply the spice rub all over the roast, pressing it in to make sure the seasoning adheres to the meat.

Place the sirloin tip in roast in the air fryer and cook it for 15 minutes until golden brown.

Put the sirloin tip roast into the air fryer and cook it for 15 minutes, or until it achieves a golden brown color.

Decrease the air fryer's temperature to 360 °F and cook the sirloin tip roast for 1 hour and 40 minutes until it has an internal temperature of 135 °F for medium rare. If you want a medium-well sirloin tip roast, cook it until it has a temperature of 150 °F or 160 °F for well-done. 

 

Reduce the air fryer's temperature to 360 degrees Fahrenheit, and cook the sirloin tip roast for 1 hour and 40 minutes. This should result in an internal temperature of 135 degrees Fahrenheit for medium rare. If you prefer a medium-well sirloin tip roast, continue cooking until it reaches a temperature of 150 degrees Fahrenheit, or cook it to 160 degrees Fahrenheit for a well-done roast.

Place the sirloin tip roast on a serving tray, tent it with foil, and let it rest for 10 minutes before you slice it.

 Transfer the sirloin tip roast to a serving tray, cover it loosely with foil, and allow it to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
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Sarah Leadon
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Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

More posts by Sarah Leadon