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Air fryer meatballs in silver platter with homemade tomato paste sauce

Haitian Meatballs Recipe

Learn how to make the best Air Fryer Haitian Meatballs Recipe. Paired with a homemade Haitian tomato sauce, it is ready to be served with pasta, zoodles, rice, subs, or serve as an appetizer!
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Caribbean, Haitian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 26 minutes
Total Time 36 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 273kcal


Haitian Meatballs

  • 1 ½ lbs. Ground Meat 50% ground beef, 50% ground turkey
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • ½ cup Haitian Epis or 2 tbsp. better than bouillon beef base
  • 3 Garlic Cloves fresh, minced.
  • 1 tbsp. Fresh Parsley chopped
  • ½ cup Breadcrumbs unseasoned
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive Oil Spray

Tomato Paste Sauce

  • 2 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • cup Yellow Onions diced or chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves chopped
  • 2 tbsp. Tomato Paste
  • 1 tbsp. Chopped Parsley Fresh
  • 2 tbsp. Haitian Epis
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup Water


Haitian Meatballs

  • Mix the meat and the remaining ingredients together in a large bowl.
  • Roll the meatball into desired size.
  • Place the meatballs in the basket. Spray with olive oil spray.
  • Air fry for 15 minutes on 400 degrees, flipping in between cooking to allow all sides to cook.

Tomato Paste Sauce

  • Saute onions and garlic until fragrant.
  • Add tomato paste and epis. Stir. Cook for 1 minute on medium-low heat.
  • Add water. Herbs. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Let simmer for 10 minutes. Serve with Meatballs and rice. Enjoy.p


Haitian Meatballs Pro Tips:

  • Place the meatballs in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 4 days. 
  • Meatballs can last up to 6 months in the freezer, and longer if it is properly packaged. Using a freezer-friendly container or bag will help with maintaining the quality of the dish. 
  • Flour - This is also used when frying them over the stove.


Serving: 8Servings | Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 465mg | Potassium: 153mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 17mg