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Air Fried Spicy Meatballs

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After cooking meatballs in the air fryer, I will never bake them in the oven again as these Air Fried Spicy Meatballs are the best.

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Set aside 1 hour
Air Fry Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes


  • ½ kg minced lamb/beef
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 tbsp garlic/ginger garlic minced
  • 1 tsp sumac
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • Handful chopped coriander
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup bread crumbs


Process the onion and green pepper.

Add to the mince with the remaining ingredients.

Mix until combined but do not over mix.

Set aside for an hour.

Shape into meatballs.

Preheat the air fryer for 10 minutes.

Set your Air fryer at 180C / 350F for 10 minutes.

You can also bake at 80C / 350F for 25 minutes - or shallow fry.


Prepared, tried, and tested by Melanie Kramar from The Recipe Hunter: Tried and Tested Recipes from Home Chefs and SATasty Recipes - Saffas Daily Recipes

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Nutrition Information



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Amount Per Serving Calories 545Total Fat 33gSaturated Fat 13gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 17gCholesterol 186mgSodium 223mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 3gSugar 4gProtein 43g

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