Saucy Thai Meatballs with Cilantro

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Saucy Thai Meatballs with Cilantro

December 29, 2014
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Saucy Thai Meatballs with Cilantro

Saucy Thai Meatballs with Cilantro

The trusty meatball has finally found it’s match!

 

Drenched in a Thai curry sauce with hints of lime and ginger, it’s basically a match made in the kitchen. Now that New Year’s is right around the corner, you can impress all your friends and neighbors with this easy to make appetizer.

Birdseye View of Saucy Thai Meatballs with Cilantro

Just pile them on a plate and smother them in sauce and serve with cute little appetizer picks!

Prepare to watch them get devoured…

One Saucy Thai Meatball with Fork Stabbing out of it

These meatballs are so tasty!

Here are some handy tips to remember:

Ground beef with garlic in bowl

The key to a fabulous meatball is a good quality beef mixture and the right amount of binder to keep them perfectly round.

Our binding ingredients have a few unique ingredients that help keep the Thai flavors flowing.

Meatballs rolled into consistent sized balls on baking sheet

Keeping the meatballs a consistent size ensures even doneness. If making them as an appetizer, they should be about 1.5 inches in diameter.

Baked meatballs with sauce draped over

Feel free to make this dish as a main entrée and serve over pasta or rice as an easy weeknight meal.

Saucy Thai Meatballs with Cilantro laid out on dish

Need a great wine to serve with this dish?

 

You’ve got to check out this nifty pairing suggestion menu from the Wine Institute. Since this is a Thai dish with a lot of flavor, a California Chenin or Riesling is a good call, or any Sauvignon Blanc would work really nicely as well.

Have a fabulous New Year’s celebration and we will see you back here in 2015!

Here is the recipe!

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 t. green curry paste
  • 1 t. fish sauce
  • 1 t. sesame oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 T. chopped cilantro
  • 2 lbs. ground beef (lean mixture)
  • For Sauce:
  • 2 cans coconut milk
  • 3 T. green curry paste
  • juice of one lime
  • 2 small chunks fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 T. cornstarch
  • 2T. water

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 425.
  2. Mix the first seven ingredients together until it makes a paste.
  3. Add the ground beef and combine well.
  4. Roll the mixture with your hands into consistent 1.5″ round balls.
  5. Place onto a baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes until sizzling and browned.
  6. For the sauce:
  7. Combine all the ingredients and simmer over low heat until ready to serve.
  8. Transfer the meatballs to a serving platter and pour the sauce over.
  9. Enjoy!

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