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Air-Fryer Elk Steaks

Updated: Apr 22, 2021

I'm still new to the air fryer, and the first couple of times I used it, the food was less than desirable. So it has sat in the closet unused. I have tons of friends that love theirs and swear by it. "You can make just about anything.", they've told me. So, I gave it another try. After doing a little research, I decided to try steaks. Yes, steaks...of all things. Since you're reading this recipe, you can guess that they turned out great!


4 - 4oz, 1" thick elk steaks (can substitute venison)

1/2 cup red wine

1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce

Garlic powder

Fresh ground black pepper

1 tbsp horseradish

2 tbsp sour cream


Combine red wine and Worcestershire sauce in a shallow baking dish. Season both sides of steaks liberally with garlic powder and fresh ground black pepper. Add steaks to marinade and let marinate for 2-4 hours. Flip the steaks halfway through to ensure all of the meat is covered. (Can also use a Ziploc bag.)

Remove steaks from marinade, discard liquid. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees. Place steaks in the basket, careful not to overlap the meat. Cook the steaks for 10 minutes for medium (recommended) or 12 minutes for medium-well. Flip steaks halfway through cooking.

While the steaks are cooking, mix together horseradish and sour cream for dipping sauce.

Serve with your favorite side. Mine is either mashed or baked potatoes!

Sarah Honadel is an avid outdoorswoman from Kentucky, now living in Idaho, who enjoys hunting elk, deer, turkey, pronghorn, and waterfowl. She is a team member at Huntress View, Pro Staff for Browning Trail Cameras, and Brand Ambassador for the GoWild app and BaseMap app. Follow her on Instagram @waddysarah and @arrowridgecreations.

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