Air Fried Chile-Rubbed Rib Eye Steak

Cooking Time:20 minutes
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  • teaspoons chili powder
  • teaspoons ground espresso
  • teaspoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 rib eye steak 1 to 1¼ pounds, 1¼ inches thick, at room temperature


  • In a small bowl, combine the chili powder, ground espresso, dark brown sugar, paprika, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Sprinkle the spice rub evenly over both sides of the rib eye steak, rubbing it into the meat.
  • Let the steak stand for at least 10 minutes to allow the flavors to penetrate.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400°F.
  • Transfer the seasoned steak to the air fryer basket and cook until browned on the outside and cooked to medium-rare, approximately 10 to 12 minutes.
  • To ensure the steak is cooked to your desired doneness, insert an instant-read thermometer lengthwise through the steak and continue cooking until it reaches your desired temperature (135°F for medium-rare).
  • Transfer the cooked steak to a cutting board and let it rest for at least 10 minutes to allow the juices to redistribute.
  • Slice the steak across the grain and serve warm.

Notes / Tips / Wine Advice:

Wine Advice:

This flavorful rib eye steak pairs well with a bold red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Malbec. The robust flavors of the steak complement the rich and fruity notes of these wines, enhancing the overall dining experience.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 450 kcal | Carbohydrates: 5 g | Protein: 45 g | Fat: 30 g | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 2 g