High Protein Air Fried Meatballs

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Warm, crispy, and juicy meatballs are a universal comfort food! These small bites comfort and feed our souls, but this rendition takes it further than ever by making perfect High-Protein Air-Fried Meatballs!

Why You’ll Love These High Protein Air Fried Meatballs

Perfect Flavor – These simple meatballs use a diverse blend of seasonings and feta cheese to make a complex, tender, and tantalizing flavor. Plus, they’re loaded with healthy protein-packed energy!

Satisfying Snack – These meatballs are the perfect high-protein snack or they make a filling meal.

Family Favorite – When you want to make a comforting meal that everyone will agree on, meatballs are the best! Parents and kids agree that this is the best savory and saucy meal!

EQUIPMENT

Air Fryer An air fryer gives these meatballs the perfect crispy exterior while keeping the inside nice and juicy!

Blender or Food Processor These awesome kitchen tools make sauce-making so easy and fast, just toss everything in and press the button!

INGREDIENTS

Ground Beef You can’t have meatballs without ground meat! For this High Protein Air Fried Meatballs recipe choose lean ground beef like an 85/15 or 90/20 mix. If you prefer an even leaner flavor you can trade the beef or ground turkey or chicken.

Paprika, Garlic Powder, Coriander, Dried Parsley, Onion Powder, Himalayan Sea Salt, and Ground Ginger Each of these delicious spices brings something special to these meatballs. This amazing blend of dried herbs and seasonings brings notes of earthiness, sweetness, oniony, and ginger flavors that make ground beef interesting.

Onion A small onion brings a crunchy veggie texture and awesome onion flavor. A small white or yellow onion is a great choice for this High Protein Air Fried Meatballs recipe.

Garlic Garlic is a botanical ingredient that has an irresistible savory aroma especially when paired with tasty beef! Fresh cloves are always a great choice but you can swap for the preserved or dried versions.

Mustard Prepared mustard has a sensational tangy and sharp flavor that helps to highlight the rich meaty flavors in this High Protein Air Fried Meatballs recipe.

Feta Cheese Salty and delicious feta cheese adds exciting and sharp flavors to these meatballs.

Egg The egg acts as a binder to hold these meatballs together. If you have an egg allergy you can try low-fat yogurt or buttermilk as a suitable substitute.

Fresh Parsley The leafy herbal flavor and aroma of parsley makes your mouth water for more! Fresh is the right choice for this High Protein Air Fried Meatballs recipe.

Green Onions Green onions have a classic onion flavor but with an extra kick of peppery flavor. They’re crispy crunchy, and vibrant enough to make this sauce unstoppable! You can also trade green onions for spring onions or ramps.

Low-Fat Yogurt A plain low-fat yogurt that has healthy natural probiotics and a sensational flavor. That’s why it’s the perfect creamy element for this sauce!

Honey Sweet and sticky honey is the perfect way to bring a kiss of sweetness to this creamy and tangy sauce. Use your favorite floral honey or trade this ingredient for agave or maple syrup.

Salt and Pepper These staple seasonings bring a nice balance of peppery punch and slaty savor to this dish.

Apple Cider Vinegar Apple Cider Vinegar has the best tangy fruity, vinegar flavor. It makes this sauce really fresh and bright! If you prefer another light vinegar, like white wine vinegar or champagne vinegar you can use those as substitutes.

Expert Tips for This High Protein Air Fried Meatballs Recipe

If you don’t have an air fryer, don’t worry! Just lightly pan-fry the meatballs and then finish them in the oven instead. The delicious flavor will be the same, it will just take a few extra steps!

How to Serve High Protein Air Fried Meatballs

Serve these beautiful meatballs warm and doused in the creamy yogurt sauce! Or treat yourself to a fun and flavorful high-protein lunch by packing these meatballs with the sauce to dip in. Complete the meal with zucchini chips and you’ll have the perfect high-protein, low-carb lunch!

How to Store High Protein Air Fried Meatballs

  • Allow the meatballs to cool completely and then move them to an airtight container; store the sauce in a separate container. Both will keep in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • You can reheat the meatballs in the microwave or air fryer, but one of the most tasty ways to enjoy the leftovers is to pop these meatballs in your mouth straight out of the fridge! They’re delicious when warm or cold.

High Protein Air Fried Meatballs

Course Lunch, Main Course, Snack

Ingredients
  

High Protein Air Fried Meatballs Recipe

    Ingredients

      For the Meatballs:

      • 500 grams of ground beef
      • 1 tsp paprika
      • 1 tsp garlic powder
      • 1 tsp coriander
      • 1 tsp parsley
      • 1 tsp onion powder
      • ½ tsp Himalayan sea salt
      • ½ tsp ground ginger
      • 1 small onion diced
      • 3 cloves minced garlic
      • ½ tbsp mustard
      • ½ cup feta cheese
      • 1 egg

      For the Sauce:

      • Small bunch of fresh parsley
      • Green onions
      • 1 cup of low-fat yogurt
      • 1 tbsp honey
      • 1 tsp pepper
      • 1 tsp salt
      • ½ ACV

      Instructions
       

      Directions

      • Place all the meatball ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix very well until everything is well combined.
      • Form the meatball and place it in the air fryer for 20 minutes at 200°C/400°F.
      • To make the sauce combine all the sauce ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth and saucy.

      Serve the meatballs with sauce and enjoy your Pure Plate!

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        Keyword Air Fryer, Beef, Feta, High Protein, Keto, Low carb, Meat, Quick & Easy

        Thank You!

        Thank you so much for reading this blog! I hope when you make this High Protein Air Fried Meatballs recipe you love it as much as my family and I did! And don’t forget when you make these yummy meatballs, be sure to tag me on Instagram @pure_plates_recipes!

        Lots of love and see you soon!

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