Juicy healthy ground beef air fryer meatballs. Use them as an appetizer, try them as a main dish (pair up with some Air fryer french fries ) or just cook this little meatballs for your kids, they love it! You can use chicken or turkey in this recipe too. Meal prep and lunch box ready.
(Right Points) MyWW green plan 3 points, blue plan 2 points, purple 2 points per serving- about 5 mini meatballs( all calculations are done by adding ingredients to Weight watchers app calculator, see the screenshot in the end of the post).
You can make this meatballs from fresh and also you can freeze them for later use.
Frozen air fryer meatballs
If you want to precook a batch a freeze it for later , that’s a great idea. I usually make the whole recipe and then we eat only one batch, and the rest is going to the freezer.
Make sure to freeze meatballs in the air tight bag and try to lay them down as flat as possible to prevent from sticking together.
Reheating is easy- just place meatballs n to your air fryer basket at 390 degrees for about 3 minutes (the time varies on the size of your meatballs)
Should i make ground turkey or beef meatballs?
This recipe is made with a ground beef. To achieve more delicate flavor you can mix the meat with some ground turkey or chicken. Turkey meatballs are leaner and lower in calories.
You can adjust this recipe easily for any type of meat.
How to make Keto air fryer meatballs
Its very easy to make this recipe keto friendly. Just don’t add any panko crumbs. It will not affect the flavor so feel free to do that if you want or need to.
Additionally you can add some chopped herbs like basil or cilantro to the meatballs to add more flavor and the aroma will be lovely. Try it! ( I didnt use much herbs because of my kids, they wont eat it)
Meal prep and lunch box
These air fryer meatballs are a wonderful meal prep or a lunch box idea. Easy to make and healthy lunch for your kids to take to school. You can also make a sandwich with this meatballs or just put them in the bow with some Air Fryer loaded baked potato or Air fryer corn on the cob.
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Air fryer meatballs
- 1/2 onion diced
- 1 lb 95% lean ground beef
- 1/4 cup panko (optional, dont use if keto or weight watchers)
- 1 egg
- 1 tspn salt
- 1 tspn pepper
- 1 tspn garlic powder
- Mix all the ingredients together in the medium size bowl (dont use if on KETO or Weight Watchers).
- Shape little meatballs( Cook meatballs in batches trying not to overcrowd the air fryer basket.)
- Place them in to your preheated to 390 degrees air fryer for about 13-14 minutes (shake couple times while cooking)
- Serve and enjoy