Sweet and Spicy Meatballs (Air Fryer)

Contributed By: Parker


2/3 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup crushed Ritz crackers
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
1 tablespoon dried minced onion
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup orange marmalade
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 to 2 tablespoons Louisiana-style hot sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce


1. Preheat air fryer to 380°. In a large bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients. Add beef; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls.
2. In batches, arrange meatballs in a single layer on greased tray in air-fryer basket. Cook until lightly browned and cooked through, 12 to 15 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine sauce ingredients. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened. Serve with meatballs.

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Prize Winning Recipe.
I am always on a quest for meatballs that pack a sweet and savory punch. These are a snap to pull together and can be served over rice or buttered noodles.—
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 15 min./batch
YIELD: 3 dozen meatballs (about 1 cup sauce).
Nutrition Facts
1 meatball with 1-1/2 teaspoons sauce: 90 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.

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