Whether you are a beginner or already know a little about cooking in an air fryer, this guide will help you learn more about the process and give you ideas for your next beef dishes.
How to Use an Air Fryer
The air fryer is very similar to a convection oven but smaller and its cooking system is different. You can grill, broil or bake in it and many more things. The air fryer makes its airflow expand throughout the space and distributes the heat better, achieving equal cooking throughout the food.
Here are some tips on how to use your air fryer correctly:
- Always have the rack in the basket. This allows hot air to circulate around the food, and also prevents the food from sitting in excess oil.
- It’s practical. Even browning foods requires taking the basket out and stirring every few minutes.
- It’s okay to take the basket out to take a look. You can do this at any time during the cooking process. It is not necessary to turn the machine off, as it shuts itself off when the basket is out.
- Consequently, make sure the drawer is all the way in, or it will not turn back on. You’ll know, because the air fryer will suddenly be silent.
- Food cooks fast, faster than you’re used to! This is one of the best attributes of the air fryer.
- The less food in the basket, the shorter the cooking time.
- Be careful with temperatures. As everything cooks faster perhaps the temperatures you normally use on other cooking elements are too high and you can burn the food.
5 Beef Dishes you Can Cook in an Air Fryer
Some of the most common veal dishes can be cooked in air fryers. These are the ones we have chosen:
- Air Fryer Rib Eye Steak. An air-fried rib eye steak is tender, juicy and very delicious. You can air fry a rib eye steak to the doneness you want and the temperature you want. It is very easy to make and quick!
- Air Fryer Stuffed Peppers. For this recipe you must first cook the meat a little with the ingredients of this recipe and stuff the peppers. Instead of putting them in the oven you put them in the air fryer for 10-15 minutes until done.
- Air Fryer Meatballs. Using the air fryer the meatballs are much juicier and with less oil. You can also cook hamburgers in the same way since ground beef is used for both dishes.
- Air Fryer Roast Beef. Air frying is a fast roasting method, so you can cook a roast beef in about half the time it would normally take in a regular oven. This keeps the meat from drying out, and because the meat is in a basket instead of an oiled pan, it absorbs less oil, but still retains moisture, making it tender and juicy.
- Air Fryer Bolognese Sauce. First you have to cook the ground beef and vegetables with a little oil in the air fryer for about 10 minutes. Then add the tomato puree, season and cook for about 20 minutes.