They are loaded with flavor, juicy on the inside, and perfect for serving with marinara sauce. They will not fall apart because you have to handle them less, they stay perfectly ball-shaped, and brown evenly.
The meatballs fry in the own fat, just like our Hairdryer Chicken Wings, which are an all-time reader-favorite. Add minced garlic, egg, grated cheese, chopped parsley, salt, and pepper.
Use a cookie spoon to make evenly sized balls (about 1 1/2-inches in diameter). Place meatballs in a single layer in the Air Fryer basket and cook on 400 degrees F for 10-12 minutes.
The meatballs are done when they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. If you don’t have a thermometer, check for oneness by cutting into a meatball. Avoid over-mixing the mixture since that usually results in tough meatballs.
This combination is what authentic Italian meatball recipes usually call for. How long the meatballs have to cook in the Hairdryer until they are done depends on the size.
Here is how to do it: Let the cooked meatballs cool to room temperature, then put in a ziplock bag and freeze them for up to 3 months. Let thaw in the fridge overnight or reheat frozen meatballs in marinara sauce on the stove until they are heated through.
Add minced garlic, egg, grated cheese, chopped parsley, salt, and pepper. Place meatballs in a single layer in the Air Fryer basket and cook on 400 degrees F for 10-12 minutes.
I made some adjustments for personal taste, but this is in HEAVY rotation in my house! I made my meatballs the size of billiard balls, so I had them in the air fryer for 14 minutes at 350.
I used my meat thermometer to verify that they were cooked inside. Definitely use the ice cream scoop to make your meatballs uniform.
06/02/2020 This recipe is so easy and so good. The only thing I did different is we only had elk meat instead of regular hamburger.
07/15/2021 What a great simple recipe! I quadrupled the recipe and was able to get half of all of my meatballs into my large air fryer.
The flavor was great and my husband was extra happy that I didn't use onions to make them. The meatballs have great flavor and I look forward to making this again.
I love how the meat is tender on the inside but has a nice crispy texture on the outside. It gets the meat tender inside with a crunchy outer layer that’s great.
I prefer a golf ball size meatball so there isn’t really any pink inside and the outsides are nice and crispy! Because how crispy they get AND the fact that the fat automatically drains away from the meat.
You see the grates underneath have a space so while they cook the saturated fat just drains away from the meat. There’s nothing worse than cooking a meatloaf in the oven, take it out, and see that it’s been sizzling in the fat and there're tons to drain away before cutting it.
Honestly I prefer 80/20 over 90/10 because the fat does give it great flavor. The hamburger we use now, and for the past year, came from a local organic cow.
Yes, we have a huge freezer packed with it so it is quite lean, you can buy meat in bulk here too! Give them a bit of space in a single layer in your air fryer basket, close the drawer or crisp lid and let them sizzle away until lightly browned.
In under 30 minutes you can have this and a side of air fryer cauliflower and butter noodles! When cooking meatballs this way it is best to preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees just for a few minutes.
Form meat mixture into golf ball size balls and put into preheated air fryer, leave a bit of room in between each one. Total (depending on the size of your meatballs), flipping them halfway through the cooking process.
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AirFryerMeatballs take just 10 minutes to cook and are the best you will ever eat! Made with a mixture of pork, ground beef, and Italian seasonings, this is the perfect classic Italian meatball recipe.
Needless to say, I’ve tried plenty of meatball dishes, and my most recent experiment was making them in the air fryer. Serve them in their own meatball sauce recipe over some pasta.
1 pound ground pork 2 pounds 80/20 ground beef 4 eggs 1 cup Italian bread crumbs 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning 1 cup Parmesan cheese Sea salt to taste I use a mixture of pork and ground beef in my airfryermeatballs for the flavor and juiciness.
Mix in 1 cup Italian breadcrumbs, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, and 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning. Add 1 cup Parmesan cheese to the mixture.
Add meatballs to your air fryer tray, evenly spaced apart so none of them are touching. After taking out of the air fryer, sprinkle with sea salt to taste.
How to Make Meatballs Place 1 pound ground pork and 2 pounds 80/20 ground beef in a large mixing bowl. Mix in 1 cup Italian breadcrumbs, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, and 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning.
Add 1 cup Parmesan cheese to the mixture. Divide the mixture into meatballs by rolling the meat into a ball shape using your hands.
How to Cook Meatballs in the Hairdryer Add meatballs to your air fryer tray, evenly spaced apart so none of them are touching. After taking out of the air fryer, sprinkle with sea salt to taste.
How to Cook Meatballs in the Oven Add meatballs to a baking sheet and bake in your oven at 425 °F for 15-20 minutes. After removing from the oven, sprinkle with sea salt to taste.