Tender, moist and juicy meatballs with a soft centre and a golden crisp outside. Minimal prep and ready in under 30 minutes. Perfect for meal prepping, snacks, appetizers, and with your favourite dipping sauce.
Add all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Use hands or a spoon to thoroughly mix everything together
Roll mixture into 16 evenly sixed meatballs
Preheat Air fryer to 180 degrees C/350 degrees F for 3 minutes
Add meatballs to the basket, ensuring not to overcrowd. (If your air fryer is not big enough to take all the meatballs without overcrowding, its best to cook them in two batches)
Cook at 180 degrees C/350 degrees for 20 minutes
Meat: using ground or minced turkey makes these meatballs lower in fat than chicken or beef. Even though turkey is a lean meat, these meatballs are tender and juicy thanks to the unique way the air fryer cooks them so they stay moist on the inside and develop a golden brown outside with a slight crispiness.
Onion: this provides flavour and texture and its best to dice the onion as finely as you can so it blends into the meatballs.
Seasonings: you can make the seasonings as complex or as simple as you like. Salt, pepper and garlic provide the savoury base of the flavourings, oregano provides a hit of freshness, and the two different paprikas provide a sweet and smokey note
Spicy: half a teaspoon of garlic powder, onion powder, chilli powder, 1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
Smokey: half a teaspoon of garlic powder, onion powder, dried basil, dried rosemary, 1 teaspoon smoked paprika and mustard powder.
Fresh: half a teaspoon of garlic powder, onion powder, 1 teaspoon celery salt (or regular), 1 tablespoon diced mint leaves and 1 tablespoon diced coriander/cilantro leaves
A boost of Tang: 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, freshly grated ginger, or ginger paste from a jar
A boost of Heat: 1 teaspoon of chilli paste, or sambel olek
Extra Salty: 1 tablespoon of finely grated pasmesan, or crumbled feta
Nutritional information is based on making 16 meatballs, and serving 4 meatballs to 4 people. Sauce and sides additional.