Delicious Thai Style Meatballs

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Bethie2

This is a really yummy recipe I got out of Hello Magazine years ago. The dipping sauce is a must! Serve either as a starter or serve with noodles/stir fry as a main meal. It takes a bit of prep, but is worth it!

Top Review by Jamie H.

So good! The only changes I made was subbing beef for pork and adding bread crumbs and an egg as i always do for meatballs. The fish sauce/sugar mix made the meatballs a little sweet for my taste, so I will probably half it next time. I was nervous about the dipping sauce as it was so strongly favored but it really paired well with the meatballs. I served the's with coconut rice and stir fried veggies using the dipping sauce as the stir fry sauce. I usually have a hard time with asian inspired dishes but i will definitely make again!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For the dipping sauce, whisk all the ingredients together and set aside. Start to prepare the meatballs.
  2. Gently heat the sugar and fish sauce in a non-stick saucepan until the sugar has melted and mixture starts to thicken. Cool, then stir into the pork mince with the remaining ingredients mixing thoroughtly.
  3. With damp hands, roll into 15-20 small balls, place on a plate and chill until ready to cook.
  4. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan and fry the meatballs for 15-20 minutes, until brown and cooked through.
  5. As an appetizer, serve the meatballs hot accompanied by the dipping sauce. For a main meal, serve with rice/noodles and a vegetable stir fry.
  6. You can also freeze the meatballs raw and cook when needed. This works well.
  7. Happy chopping!

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