Air Fryer Roast Beef

An air fryer is a great way to roast beef. It is an easy and quick way to make a healthy dinner, and if you are lucky there might be some left over for roast beef sandwiches tomorrow!

Air Fryer Roast Beef

Air Fryer Roast Beef

How to cook roast beef in an air fryer. 
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: British
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 293kcal


  • 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). 


Calories: 293kcal | Protein: 29g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 510mg | Potassium: 501mg | Vitamin A: 0.4% | Calcium: 2.8% | Iron: 17.8%
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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.
  • Take the beef out of the fridge about two hours before you plan to start cooking, to allow it to get to room temperature.
  • When buying your beef roast,be sure to choose one that is within the capacity of your air fryer (and will also leave room for roast potatoes if you plan on doing them in the air fryer too).

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