Air Fryer Sweet-and-Sour Meatballs

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 24 to 26 meatballs
The secret to these meatballs, made easier with the air fryer, lies in its tasty glaze. Swedish lingonberry jam, balsamic vinegar, and chili sauce are cooked down into sauce that is equal parts sweet, spiced, and sour.


For the Meatballs:

For the Sauce:


  1. Make the meatballs: Preheat an air fryer to 375˚ F. Mix the ground beef, panko, milk, egg, onion, rosemary, salt and pepper in a large bowl until well combined. Roll the mixture into 24 to 26 two-inch meatballs.
  2. Working in batches, arrange the meatballs in the air fryer basket. Cook until browned and cooked through, about 8 minutes.
  3. Make the sauce: Whisk the jam, chili sauce and balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat until thickened, 6 to 8 minutes. Toss the meatballs in the sauce.