Carnivore Air Fryer Meatballs

Making these delicious air fryer carnivore meatballs is a breeze, and the result is a mouthwatering, protein-packed meal that will satisfy your cravings. These meatballs are perfect for those following a carnivore diet, as they are made with only high-quality, animal-based ingredients.

Carnivore Air Fryer Meatballs

The combination of ground beef, pork rinds, eggs, and Italian cheese blend creates a flavorful and juicy meatball that tastes nothing short of delicious.

Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy meal to whip up on a busy weeknight or want to impress your guests with a delicious appetizer, these carnivore meatballs are sure to be a hit. Serve them on their own or pair them with my carnivore steak sauce for an extra burst of flavor. 

Air Fryer Meatballs

👍 Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Quick and easy: With just a few simple ingredients and minimal prep time, these meatballs are a perfect choice for busy weeknights or when you’re short on time. The air fryer makes cooking a breeze, and you’ll have a delicious meal ready in no time.

Crowd-pleaser: Whether you’re cooking for yourself, your family, or a group of friends, these air fryer carnivore meatballs are sure to be a hit. They’re a crowd-pleaser that everyone will enjoy, making them perfect for gatherings, potlucks, or even as a game-day snack.

Meal prep magic: These meatballs are an excellent choice for meal prepping. Make a large batch on the weekend and store them in the refrigerator or freezer for quick and easy meals throughout the week. Simply reheat them in the air fryer or oven when you’re ready to enjoy.

✨ Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef (80/20%)
  • 2 oz Pork Rinds (ground / finely crushed)
  • 2 Eggs (large)
  • 3 oz Italian cheese blend (shredded)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Beef Tallow / Lard
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt
  • Optional: chopped parsley (omit for strict carnivore)

Servings: 20 meatballs

👨‍🍳 How To Make

Follow this easy recipe and make the best air fryer carnivore meatballs:

Step 1

Preheat the air fryer to 350°F (175°C).

Step 2

Place all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix and knead the ingredients until they are well combined and the mixture is uniform.

Step 3

Shape the mixture into balls, each about 2 inches (5 cm) in diameter. This recipe should yield approximately 20 meatballs.

Step 4

Place the meatballs in the air fryer basket, ensuring there is sufficient space between each meatball for even cooking. You may need to cook the meatballs in multiple batches, depending on the size of your air fryer.

Step 5

Air fry the meatballs for 5-6 minutes, then carefully remove the basket and turn the meatballs over to ensure even browning on all sides. Return the basket to the air fryer and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until the meatballs are golden brown and cooked through.

Remove the meatballs from the air fryer and serve hot. You can serve them with my carnivore steak sauce. Enjoy your delicious, homemade meatballs!

💡Tips

1. Choose the Right Ground Beef

For the best flavor and texture, opt for ground beef with an 80/20 lean-to-fat ratio. This will ensure your meatballs are juicy and flavorful without being too greasy. If you prefer a leaner meatball, you can use 90/10 ground beef, but be aware that they may be slightly less moist.

2. Finely Crush the Pork Rinds

To help bind the meatballs together and add a subtle crunch to the texture, it’s importantto finely crush the pork rinds. You can use a food processor or place the pork rinds in a resealable bag and crush them with a rolling pin. Make sure there are no large chunks remaining, as this will affect the meatballs’ consistency.

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Ingredients
  • 2 pounds Ground Beef (80/20%)
  • 2 oz Pork Rinds (ground / finely crushed)
  • 2 Eggs (large)
  • 3 oz Italian cheese blend (shredded)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Beef Tallow / Lard
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt
  • Optional: chopped parsley (omit for strict carnivore)
Instructions
  • Preheat the air fryer to 350°F (175°C).
  • Place all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix and knead the ingredients until they are well combined and the mixture is uniform.
  • Shape the mixture into balls, each about 2 inches (5 cm) in diameter. This recipe should yield approximately 20 meatballs.
  • Place the meatballs in the air fryer basket, ensuring there is sufficient space between each meatball for even cooking. You may need to cook the meatballs in multiple batches, depending on the size of your air fryer.
  • Air fry the meatballs for 5-6 minutes, then carefully remove the basket and turn the meatballs over to ensure even browning on all sides. Return the basket to the air fryer and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until the meatballs are golden brown and cooked through.
    Remove the meatballs from the air fryer and serve hot. You can serve them with my carnivore steak sauce. Enjoy your delicious, homemade meatballs!
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Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Carnivore Air Fryer Meatballs

Notes

Makes 20 meatballs.

Nutrition

Calories: 250kcal
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 250kcal
Cost: $15

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