Air Fryer Meatballs

Sizzling with flavor and dripping with excellence, these juicy meatballs are a fabulous addition to any home cooking collection. Fresh from the Air Fryer and exuding steam filled promises of delight, these meatballs are a personal favorite of mine. This recipe is functional in many different ways but the air fryer gives you the option and a bit different texture. The Air Fryer maintains the integrity of the natural tastes from the ingredients without adding additional fats or sauces to smother out the true essence of a dang good meatball.


Enjoy these meatballs on a plate of noodles, with a sandwich or just stand alone as an appetizer or cook enough to enjoy them as a main course. Rolling the fresh meat in bread crumbs will give the meatball a crispy outer shell that locks in the moisture of the meat and milk saturated bread.  These meatballs explode with juices, texture and gentle satisfaction that brings an inner peace to the hunger within.  

Watch the video then follow the simple instructions below to unlock the secret of one of the best meatballs you have ever had. I tweaked this recipe several times to get it to the point where it is what I consider to be worthy of the eatfoodlicious label. Like and share this or any of my recipes you find interesting from the ever expanding catalogue of meal suggestions. Hit the subscribe button to stay up to date on the latest publications that work to bring the science of cooking to the table through affordable yet delicious homemade edible art.

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Using a small bowl: remove the bread crust & tear/cut into small cubes. Pour milk and let the bread soak. Set aside.

In a large bowl: combine all the ingredients except the breadcrumbs.

Mix well. Note: if you are using another brand of cheese (ex. Kraft), add only ½ cup.

Scoop out about 1 tbsp of the meat mixture and roll it into a ball.

Cover the meatballs with the breadcrumbs and transfer to a plate.

Should make ~36 meatballs.

Coat with cooking spray.

Preheat the air fryer to 400°F. Coat the basket with cooking spray. Place the meatballs in the basket. Air fry for 10 minutes or until lightly golden brown; make sure to flip half way.

Depending on the size of your air fryer: repeat this step as necessary.

Serve with pasta, salad, sandwiches or as an appetizer.

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Air Fryer Homemade Meatballs

Enjoy these meatballs on a plate of noodles, with a sandwich or just stand alone as an appetizer.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 36 meatballs
Calories

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb ground chuck or beef
  • ½ lb ground pork
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan (preferred brand BelGioioso) ½ cup if using another brand
  • 1 cup white bread good quality white bread
  • ½ cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • cup grated onion with juice this the secret for moist meatballs
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 large egg
  • cooking spray

Instructions
 

  • Using a small bowl: remove the bread crust & tear/cut into small cubes. Pour milk and let the bread soak. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl: combine all the ingredients except the breadcrumbs and mix well. Note: if you are using another brand of cheese (ex. Kraft), add only ½ cup.
  • Scoop out about 1 tbsp of the meat mixture and roll it into a ball (should make ~36 meatballs). Cover the meatballs with the breadcrumbs and transfer to a plate. Coat with cooking spray.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400°F. Coat the basket with cooking spray. Place the meatballs in the basket. Air fry for 10 minutes or until lightly golden brown; make sure to flip half way. (Depending on the size of your air fryer: repeat this step as necessary).

Serve and enjoy!

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