Low Carb Air Fryer Meatball Recipe
Who says fried food always needs to be loaded with carbs to taste delicious? Let me bust that myth with this Keto Air Fryer Meatballs recipe. The second great thing about is that, in addition to being super healthy, the air fryer meatballs are super easy to cook! Simply add all the ingredients to a bowl and shape your egg-free meatballs. Pop them in the air fryer for a moist, slightly crispy on the outside, keto meatball! It is the perfect Keto freezer safe meal for those embarking on a healthier dietary journey.
Serve these meatballs as an appetizer at your next party, like the Super Bowl or a potluck. You can also toss these meatballs on top of some low carb spaghetti and add your favorite sugar free marinara sauce.
Benefits of Using an Air Fryer for Keto Cooking
An air fryer has benefits galore. It cooks food to perfection using the fat insdie the food. It also cooks the ingredients from all angles, unlike most ovens that heat from one side. The air fryer cleans easily. In a nutshell, an air fryer produces healthier foods and also spares you the unwanted aroma and clean up of fried food.
Air fryers achieve these results by circulating the air around the entire food, so every angle is getting exposed and fried simultaneously. Any brand of air fryer will work for this dip recipe. The air fryer I use is by Philip’s.
Types of Protein for Meatballs
In meatballs, beef and pork behave pretty much alike. The major difference, other than flavor, will be in fat content of pork and beef. In that, ground pork typically does not come labeled but tends to run about 20 percent fat. Ground beef comes clearly labeled. A combo of both makes the meatballs juicier while keeping the dish less fatty. Although, depending on the availability, you can also use either only ground pork or ground beef.
Egg Free Meatballs
Instead of egg as a binder and support, you can use heavy cream, cheese and ground pork rinds. The heavy cream and cheese will provide structure and support. The ground pork rinds will serve as the breadcrumbs and help give flavor and moisture to the meatballs.
Freezer Friendly Keto Recipe
The recipe is quick and perfect for the busy mom life. Since these meatballs are freezer-friendly, you can prepare them ahead of time, pack in a Ziploc bag, and store in the freezer. Later, when needed, you can simply thaw them in the refrigerator the night before cooking. Easy-peasy!
Keto Meal Prep Tips
In addition to being easy to cook, convenient to store in a freezer, and being healthier alternative to store bought meatballs, they are also versatile. You can serve these keto meatballs with low carb spaghetti, sugar free marinara sauce, or with cauliflower. If you are an epicure, you will have endless options to experiment with!