Thai Meatballs in Curry Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Thai food--still my favorite. Haven't tried this, but it looks great. It's an appetizer. Take it to a party. Red curry paste is in most grocery stores these days; panaeng can be found at specialty shops.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the coconut milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until it thickens a little and becomes smooth and fragrant, about 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, season the ground beef with the salt and shape it into meatballs. Use about 1 T for each one, and place them on a plate.
  3. Add the curry paste to the saucepan and cook about 3 minutes more, mashing and stirring to dissolve the paste into the coconut milk. Add the meatballs and cook, turning gently to coat, 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Increase the heat to medium-high, bring to a boil, and add the water, fish sauce, and sugar. Simmer, stirring gently now and then, until the meatballs are cooked through and the sauce is smooth, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, transfer to a serving bowl, and serve hot or warm.


Most Helpful

My family felt the sauce was marvelous, but didn't care for the meatballs with it. I added some shredded carrot, shredded bamboo shoots, slivered onion and red pepper chunks to it and served it over jasmine rice. I think it would have been enjoyed with a different meat MUCH more.

Michelle S. October 27, 2009

TERRIFIC recipe! This is definately a keeper for me! Great for entertaining, like you made a fuss, TRUE! I got 1 1/2 inch round meatballs making exactly 33 meatballs too! I did find took ALOT long than 5 minutes until they were done, Was more about 20 - 25 minutes, but making these are really fun! THANKS!

mickeydownunder August 23, 2009

We loved this! I added rice noodles to the sauce while it was simmering and it was delicious! I used soy sauce instead of fish sauce and Israeli pepper mix (schug) instead of curry paste. My guests loved it!

Mirramar August 06, 2009

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