1poundNiman Ranch All Natural 80/20 Ground Beefat room temperature
2-3mozzarella cheese sticks
Mix egg, ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl.
Lightly coat hands with olive oil to keep the meat from sticking to them.
Add meat to egg and cheese mixture then mix together by hand until well combined.
Use a tablespoon to divide meat into two tablespoon portions of meat.
Add a one-inch piece of mozzarella cheese on top of one of the portions of meat then wrap it around the cheese to make a meatball. Repeat with all portions of meat.
Install crisper plate in both baskets.
Place half the meatballs in the Zone 1 basket, then insert basket in unit. Place the other half in the Zone 2 basket, then insert basket in unit.
Select Zone 1, select AIRFRY, set temperature to 375°F, and set time to 8 minutes. Select MATCH COOK to match Zone 2 settings with Zone 1. Press the START/PAUSE button to begin cooking.
When time reaches 6 minutes, press START/PAUSE to pause the unit. Remove the baskets and flip the meatballs. Reinsert the baskets in the unit and press START/PAUSE to resume cooking. The meatballs are cooked when the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
When cooking is complete, remove the meatballs and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Make sure the meatballs stay in a single layer and aren’t touching each other in the air fryer. The Ninja® Foodi® 2-Basket Air Fryer means that you can cook double the amount of meatballs at once!Coat your hands lightly with olive oil before mixing the meat to help keep the meat from sticking to your hands.Store any leftover meatballs in the fridge in an airtight container for up to five days.