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Juicy air fryer short ribs

This air fryer short ribs are a good weeknight dinner because it is quick and simple. It does not require much attention. They are so tender and the fat is deliciously crispy. You can easily have that outdoor grill taste with these short ribs without having to do outdoor grilling.

air fryer short ribs
Air fryer short ribs

With this new gadget in my kitchen, life has become so easy and preparing meals has never been better 🙂

You could be wondering though what can go into the air fryer and what cant. I have answered few of the most frequently asked questions about the recipe below

Can you cook short ribs in an air fryer?

The answer is a big YES. You can cook short ribs in air fryer with half the time it would take you in an oven on the top stove. The taste is even better

How long to cook short ribs in an air fryer?

Cooking short ribs in air fryer can take anything between 10 to 25 minutes. It all depends on the air fryer, smaller air fryers cook faster than bigger air fryers. The power of the air fryer also plays in role in the total cook time.

What temp should short ribs be cooked?

I cook my air fryer short ribs at 200c however you can go as low as 160c but it will take you longer. Also, be careful not to set the air fryer high cause you can easily burn your ribs.

How to know when short ribs are done?

Using the digital thermometer, when the internal temperature is anything between 200 to 205 then your short ribs will be perfectly cooked

What you need to make these short ribs?

air fryer short ribs ingredients
Short ribs in air fryer ingredients
  • 500 g beef short ribs
  • 1 tablespoon Oregano
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • salt to taste

How to cook short ribs in air fryer step by step guide

Step1 mix all your seasoning in one bowl

step2 rub your short ribs with the seasoning

step3 place them inside your air fryer basket. Please don’t stuff them up like me in the basket (hides) my tiny air fryer… leave some room for the air circulation.

air fryer short ribs rubbed with seasoning in air fryer basket

Step 4 Cook in your air fryer on 200 C for 15 minutes. When the cooking process is halfway through, flip around the ribs so that the other side can cook evenly as well.

You can enjoy your short ribs with this cauliflower rice or with a Greek salad.


If you loved this recipe you might want to check out the air fryer chicken gizzard kebabs to prepare them as your appetizer

Recipe notes and tips

  • You can preheat your air fryer on 200c for 3 to 5 minutes. If you do this your cooking time might be shorter than the recommended cooking time
  • You do not have to spray the basket as the short ribs have their fat and they did not stick when I was testing this recipe
  • Air fryer models differ, my tiny air fryer cooks faster than big spacious air fryer because the is less room for the air to circulate. If you have a bigger air fryer then the cook time may stretch further than 15 minutes
  • If you want to be busy with something else while the air fryer is cooking, you might want to set the cooking time into two batches. The first half for the one side then the last half for the other side.
air fryer short ribs

Air fryer short ribs

This air fryer short ribs are a good weeknight dinner because it is quick and simple. They are so tender and the fat is deliciously crispy
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 1175 kcal

Equipment

  • Air fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 500 g Beef short ribs
  • 1 tablespoon Oregano
  • 1 tablespoon Paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Black pepper
  • Salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Mix all your seasoning in one bowl
  • Rub your short ribs with the seasoning
  • Place them inside your air fryer basket. Leave some space between them to allow air circulation to flow
  • Cook in your air fryer on 200°C for 15 minutes. When the cooking process is halfway through, flip around the ribs so that the other side can cook evenly as well.

Notes

You can preheat your air fryer on 200°C for 3 to 5 minutes. If you do this your cook time might be shorter than the recommended cook time
You do not have to spray the basket as the short ribs have their fat and they did not stick when I was testing this recipe
Air fryer models differ, my tiny air fryer cooks faster than a big spacious air fryer because the is less room for the air to circulate. If you have a bigger air fryer then the cooking time may stretch further than 15 minutes
If you want to be busy with something else while the air fryer is cooking, you might want to set the cooking time into two batches. The first half for the one side then the last half for the other side.
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