Air fryer filet mignon is a gourmet main course made in minutes when you pop them into your air fryer and cook these tender steaks to perfection! They’re incredibly tasty and juicy, with a perfectly golden-brown crust that’ll leave you wondering why you ever made steaks another way!
1tablespoonbutter(divided - in 2 ½ tablespoon portions)
To ensure your filet cooks evenly, let it come to room temperature on the counter for 30 minutes before cooking. Then, preheat your air fryer to 400°F (205°C)
Meanwhile, trim any connective tissue from the outside of your steak and pat it dry with paper towels. Season generously with salt and ground black pepper on all sides.
1 lb filet mignon, 2 teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon black pepper
Place the seasoned filet mignon into your air fryer basket, making sure they are in a single layer with space between them (*see note). Air fry for 11-13 minutes for medium-rare, or until the steaks reach your desired internal temperature (*see note).
Remove steaks from air fryer and transfer them to a plate or cutting board. Then, top each filet with 1 portion of butter. Tent a piece of foil loosely over top and allow them to rest for 5 minutes before serving.