Air Fryer Barbecue Meatballs
Barbecue Cheddar Meatballs in 20 minutes
Funny enough, I create recipes all the time that I never write down because I forget. My style of cooking is toss a little of this and a little of that so I have had to train myself to take notes!
In particular, I make a lot of meatballs, meatloaf and burgers. I find these three genres of dinners are so similar it’s just tweaking the texture of the meat mixture based on what I’m making.
The trouble is when you go from memory and make meatballs with the texture of meatloaf. It doesn’t work!
Meatloaf can be a little more wet and moist because it bakes for 30-45 minutes depending on it’s size. So when I made these meatballs the first time, they mostly fell apart in the air fryer when I went to flip them. Great taste, terribly presentation!
Tip: Mix the batter well to have a good consistency that will hold together well **image**
Using the Air Fryer
Thanks to Amazon Prime Day 2019, I am a new Air Fryer user! While I still plan to create a post comparing it to using the Instant Pot® for today I’ll just share this successful recipe!
One of the features I do like most about the Air Fryer is how simple it is to clean. For the meatballs I sprayed olive oil lightly in the basket and again on the top of the meatballs. Between that and the non-stick coating of the basket, meatballs have never been so easy to clean!
I put my machine to 360 F for 14 minutes and flipped them at 7 minutes. Read the full recipe below.
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