Air Fried Asian Meatballs with Chili Sweet and Sour Sauce

Asian meatballs with Chili Sauce served on a blue and white plate with rice and spring onions

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If you love meatballs and also Asian-style flavors, you will love this easy and quick, delicious meal.

Close your eyes for one moment, and imagineΒ a plate full of meatballs covered in this sweet and sour, yummy stickyΒ Chilli sauce. Can you see and smell it?

Yes, I know you can, so dig in and enjoy and savor each bite!


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Chili Sweet and Sour Sauce

  • 12 red chili, sliced
  • 1 heaped tsp garlic/ginger paste
  • 1 tsp (sesame) oil (any)
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp vinegar
  • 3 tbsp sweet chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauc
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp light soy sauce
  • Cornstarch slurry (1 tbsp cornstarch + 1 tbsp water)



  1. Mix all together and using a scoop form Uniform Meatballs and set aside for half an hour.
  2. Preheat Air Fryer. Air Fry at 180 degrees C for 15 minutes. No need to flip.

Chili Sweet and Sour Sauce:

  1. In a bowl, mix the brown sugar, vinegar, sweet chili sauce, tomato sauce, and water.
  2. Heat oil, add chili, and ginger garlic paste. Stir till fragrant.
  3. Add the mixture in the bowl and bring it to a boil.
  4. Add the soy sauce and the cornstarch slurry and allow to thicken.
  5. Pour over meatballs and garnish with chopped spring onions.


* My breadcrumbs were Salticrax Biscuits processed (to which I added garlic and onion powder and pepper).

I also added 1 tsp sesame oil to the water when making Jasmine Rice.

Prepared, tried, and testedΒ Melanie KramarΒ 


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