Air Fryer Homemade Meatballs
Enjoy these meatballs on a plate of noodles, with a sandwich or just stand alone as an appetizer.
Servings: 36 meatballs
- 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
- ⅓ 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
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).