Air Fryer Meatballs

No kidding that 90% of my plates are composed of air fryer meatballs. Probably the easiest and fastest dinner you will ever make!!

No kidding when I say that 90% of my plates are composed of air fryer meatballs. This recipe is probably the easiest and fastest lunch or dinner (or breakfast!) you will ever make. The preparation takes only 5 minutes; cooking them takes 12 minutes, and you won’t have to clean anything more than the air fryer. I mean!!! Busy moms, busy dads, busy students, busy workers… this is the recipe for you!! Believe me.

I usually use the 80/20 ground beef as the meatballs are quite more juicy than if you use leaner ground beef as it is 7% or less. If you prefer a leaner meat, you can totally use the 7% or less, but I would recommend to add one egg to the mixture as it will make it a little more fluffy and give it a softer texture. On the other hand, if you use more fatty ground beef (20-27%), you can add 1/4 cup pf gluten-free flour (as the green plantain or rice flour), to give the meatballs more structure. It all depends on your preferences.

Air Fryer Meatballs

Air Fryer Meatballs

Recipe by Pia SegoviaCourse: main
Servings

3

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

12

minutes
Calories

300

kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of 80/20 ground beef.

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • optional: 1 pasture-raised egg

  • optional: 1/4 cup gluten free flour (green plantain or rice)

  • None-animal based ingredients, optional
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh minced parsley

  • 1 teaspoon powder garlic

  • 1/4 onion, minced

Directions

  • Combine the meat with the salt. Add the egg, flour and rest oil the ingredients if you prefer it, but it not necessary.
  • Using your hands, make 8-10 meatballs.
  • Cook them in the air fryer at 400F for 12 minutes.

Notes

  • I usually use the 80/20 ground beef as the meatballs are quite more juicy than if you use leaner ground beef as it is 7% or less. If you prefer a leaner meat, you can totally use the 7% or less, but I would recommend to add one egg to the mixture as it will make it a little more fluffy and give it a softer texture.
  • On the other hand, if you use more fatty ground beef (20-27%), you can add 1/4 cup of gluten-free flour (as the green plantain or rice flour), to give the meatballs more structure. It all depends on your preferences.

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