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Meal Prep Air Fryer Beef Meatballs

These meal prep air fryer beef meatballs are a delicious and easy lunch or dinner idea. Homemade beef meatballs have a crispy exterior and light, moist interior. These cook in just 10 minutes in the air fryer and clean up is a breeze. Serve with roasted asparagus and cauliflower rice or steamed rice. Not only is this meal prep recipe balanced and healthy, but it is budget friendly as well!

Meal Prep Air Fryer Beef Meatballs

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asparagus and cauliflower rice in glass containers

Cost Breakdown:

  • Ground Beef – $2.88
  • Cauliflower Rice – $3.90
  • Garlic – $.27
  • Italian Bread Crumbs – $.65
  • Mustard – $.28
  • Worcestershire – $.8
  • Eggs – $.28
  • Seasoning – $.80
  • Olive Oil – $.32
  • Asparagus – $2.21

Total: $11.67

Per Serving (5 servings): $2.33

Highlights:

  • Easy, low carb meal prep
  • Hands free cooking
  • No oily mess
  • Balanced meal
  • Air fryer means easy clean up

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raw asparagus

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Instructions for the air fryer beef meatballs:

For the meatballs:

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside. In a large bowl combine the ground beef, breadcrumbs, eggs, garlic, mustard, Worcestershire, salt, and pepper. Using a portion scoop or measuring spoon, scoop 1 oz. portions, roll into balls. You will get about 20, 1 oz. meatballs. Place on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F. with a cook time of 10 minutes. Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray and place the meatballs in an even layer. Air fry for 10 minutes, flipping half way through. Meatballs are done once they are crispy and have an internal temperature of 155 degrees F.

For the asparagus:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place asparagus on a large sheet pan, drizzle with olive oil, season with salt, and pepper. Toss to combine. Bake at 400 degrees F for 10-12 minutes until slightly tender.
  • Portion the cauliflower rice and asparagus evenly into the 5 containers. Top with the cooked meatballs. Allow to cool completely, seal, and store.
meatball mixture

Homemade meatballs are so easy to make and require just 8 ingredients!

Meal Prep Air Fryer Beef Meatball Bowls

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Course: Lunch
Keyword: Beef, Chicken Meatballs, Easy Lunch, Meal Prep
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Marinating Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 290kcal
Author: The Hearty Life
Cost: $
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Equipment:

  • Air fryer

Ingredients: 

  • 2 12 oz. Bags cauliflower rice, thawed

For the asparagus:

  • 2 lbs. Asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Black pepper

For the Meatballs:

  • 1 lb. Lean ground beef
  • 1 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 2 Whole eggs
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2-3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black pepper

Instructions:

For the meatballs:

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside. In a large bowl combine the ground beef, breadcrumbs, eggs, garlic, mustard, Worcestershire, salt, and pepper. Using a portion scoop or measuring spoon, scoop 1 oz. portions, roll into balls. You will get about 20, 1 oz. meatballs. Place on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F. with a cook time of 10 minutes. Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray and place the meatballs in an even layer. Air fry for 10 minutes, flipping half way through. Meatballs are done once they are crispy and have an internal temperature of 155 degrees F.

For the asparagus:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place asparagus on a large sheet pan, drizzle with olive oil, season with salt, and pepper. Toss to combine. Bake at 400 degrees F for 10-12 minutes until slightly tender.
  • Portion the cauliflower rice and asparagus evenly into the 5 containers. Top with the cooked meatballs. Allow to cool completely, seal, and store.

Nutrition:

Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 290 kcal | Carbohydrates: 25 g | Protein: 29 g | Fat: 8 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3 g | Trans Fat: 0.3 g | Cholesterol: 122 mg | Sodium: 1904 mg | Potassium: 798 mg | Fiber: 6 g | Sugar: 5 g | Vitamin A: 1535 IU | Vitamin C: 12 mg | Calcium: 119 mg | Iron: 8 mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Meal Prep Air Fryer Beef Meatballs

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