Thai Curry Coconut Meatballs

These lean ground beef Thai meatballs are smothered in a flavorful red curry coconut sauce. Serve as a delicious appetizer or as a tasty meal served over rice or noodles!

I can’t wait until someone invites me over to watch a football game so I can make these little bites of heaven and bring them with me.

These lean ground beef Thai Curry Coconut Milk Meatballs are smothered in a flavorful red curry coconut sauce. Serve as a delicious appetizer or as a tasty meal served over rice or noodles!

Just look at these Thai curry meatballs! Aren’t they just precious?

These Thai meatballs are quick and easy to make, and they can be served by themselves as an appetizer or over a bowl of rice or noodles as a main course.

Looking for a Thai meatball recipe? Here is a great one! These lean ground beef Thai Coconut Curry Meatballs are smothered in a flavorful red curry coconut sauce. Serve as a delicious appetizer or as a tasty meal served over rice or noodles!

It’s as simple as forming the meatballs, making the sauce, and dropping them in.

Once they are made you can easily transport these coconut curry meatballs to a slow-cooker to keep them warm for a party or the big game.

These Thai Curried Meatballs with Coconut Milk are smothered in a flavorful red curry coconut sauce. Serve as a delicious appetizer or as a tasty meal served over rice or noodles!

The curry paste adds a bit of spice, while the palm sugar tempers the heat with a subtle sweetness.

Savory fish sauce and creamy coconut milk round out this dish to make it immensely satisfying.

Looking for a Thai Meatballs recipe? Here is a great one! These Thai Coconut Meatballs are smothered in a flavorful red curry coconut sauce. Serve as a delicious appetizer or as a tasty meal served over rice or noodles!

 

Here’s the Recipe!

Thai Curry-Coconut Meatballs

Thai Curry-Coconut Meatballs

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These lean ground beef Thai meatballs are smothered in a flavorful red curry coconut sauce. Serve as a delicious appetizer or as a tasty meal served over rice or noodles!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1/2 tsp. fish sauce
  • 1 (14oz) can of unsweetened light coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsp. Panang curry paste (or any red curry paste)
  • 1/4 c. water
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. fish sauce
  • 4 wild lime leaves (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place your ground beef in a medium bowl and season with 1/2 tsp. fish sauce. Form 24 meatballs using about a tablespoon of beef for each one. Set aside.
  2. Heat half the can of coconut milk in a medium skillet over medium heat. Let it cook for a few minutes until it thickens and bubbles. Add in the curry paste and work it into the coconut milk using the back of a wooden spoon.
  3. Once combined, add in the rest of the coconut milk along with meatballs. Spoon the curry sauce over the top of the meatballs and cook, stirring now and then, 2-3 minutes.
  4. Turn the heat up to medium-high and add the water, brown sugar, and 1 tablespoon of fish sauce. Toss in the whole wild lime leaves. Simmer and stir occasionally for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat, remove the lime leaves, and serve.
Nutrition Information
Yield 24 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 54Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 17mgSodium 92mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 6g

Nutrition information has been auto-calculated for your convenience.

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September 18, 2013 | Last Updated on October 16, 2019 by Linda

9 thoughts on “Thai Curry Coconut Meatballs”

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  2. Hi Anetta! I am new to your site but my gosh you have the best recipes and I cannot wait to try them. 🙂 I was curious about the thai curry coconut meatballs. Do you think ground chicken would work too or would it be too soft or maybe not hold together? Either way, I am going to try this recipe this weekend and I know my 4 year old will love these! Thanks for the amazing selections. 🙂

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  3. Thank you for making me a better cook! Honestly…I have always been so afraid of trying to make my favorite Thai and Asian foods. I mean, come on- the food always tastes better from a restaurant, right? These type of recipes always seemed daunting to me as an unexperienced cook in these cuisines. But you make them so simple, and they really do taste so darn delicious. My husband and children love them, too! I am so happy to have come across your website. Thank you, Anetta.

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  5. These look delicious! I really need to experiment with Asian flavors more. I don’t know why I’m so intimidated. Everything I’ve ever made has turned out wonderful, but I guess the idea of playing with such foreign flavors on my own is daunting.

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    • I know exactly what you mean! I remember how grossed out I was the first time I bought a bottle of fish sauce. Fermented fish liquid sounded so nasty to me, but it had the most rich and savory taste in the world. You really can’t replicate Thai food without it. Same goes for Curry Paste – I’m actually working on putting together a little cheat sheet for working with Thai Curry Pastes, so keep an eye out for it on the blog!

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