Air Fryer Roast Beef Recipe

How to cook roast beef in an air fryer. 
Servings 6 people
Calories 320kcal
Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 2 lb beef roast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp rosemary


  • Preheat air fryer to 360°F (180°C)
  • Mix sea salt, rosemary and oil on a plate. Place beef on plate and turn so that the oil-herb mix coats the outside. 
  • Place beef in air fryer basket. Set to cook in air fryer for 45 minutes. 
  • This should give you medium-rare beef. Though when cooking roast beef in an air fryer it is best to check the temperature with a meat thermometer to ensure that it is cooked to your liking. Cook for additional 5 minute intervals if you prefer it more well done.
  • Remove roast beef from air fryer, cover with kitchen foil and leave to rest for ten minutes before serving (this allows the juices to reabsorb into the meat). 
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This recipe is for cooking medium rare beef, but if you prefer it more, or less well done, check our guide to roast beef cooking times, or see our post on how to use a meat thermometer to cook your roast beef perfectly.

Here are some great side dishes to try with this roast beef: