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Keto Thai Coconut Curry Meatballs


  • Author: Sara Nelson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 18 meatballs 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Thai
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

These Keto Thai Coconut Curry Meatballs are full of rich flavor and are a perfect option for a weeknight low-carb dinner. This recipe only includes ingredients that are paleo-compliant, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and nut-free. The best part? These meatballs can be made and ready to serve in just 30 minutes!


Ingredients

Meatballs:

Coconut Curry Sauce:

Optional Garnishes:

  • 12 tbsp fresh basil, roughly chopped
  • 12 tbsp fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 12 tbsp fresh parsley, roughly chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, mix together all meatball ingredients until fully incorporated. Roll meatball mixture into 18 equal-sized balls and place on prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake meatballs until internal temperature has reached 165 degrees, about 15-20 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large pan over medium heat, heat oil until hot. Sauté onion until soft, about 2 minutes, before adding garlic and ginger and cooking for an additional 30 seconds. To pan, add remaining sauce ingredients and stir to combine. Reduce heat to low and simmer sauce until thickened, about 10-12 minutes.
  5. Once finished baking, transfer cooked meatballs from baking sheet to prepared sauce. Coat meatballs in sauce before serving. Garnish with chopped fresh basil, fresh cilantro, and/or fresh parsley.

Recipe Notes:

Ground Turkey Substitution: Ground beef, ground chicken, or ground pork can be substituted in for ground turkey at a 1:1 ratio. Note that this substitution will change the final nutrition information of the recipe.

Making Vegetarian Meatballs: You could likely use extra-firm tofu, but note that I have not tested this substitution; I just wanted to offer it as a possible option.

Egg Substitution: To make this an egg-free recipe, omit the egg and, instead, make a flax egg. To make a flax egg, simply combine 1 tbsp ground flax seeds with 2 tbsp + 2 tsp water. Stir together and allow to sit for 5 minutes. Note that I have not tested this substitution, but this replacement typically works and I wanted to offer it as an option. Additionally, note that this substitution will change the final nutrition information of the recipe.

Chicken Broth Substitution: Beef broth or vegetable broth will work perfectly in place of chicken broth in this recipe.

Red Curry Paste Substitution: Green curry paste works great here. Sub in at a 1:1 ratio.

Coconut Aminos Substitution: Liquid aminos or gluten-free soy sauce can be substituted in at a 1:1 ratio; note, though, that both of these products contain soy.

Fish Sauce Substitution: Additional coconut aminos can be substituted in for fish sauce. Alternatively, liquid aminos or gluten-free soy sauce can be used, but note that both of these products contain soy.

Golden Monk Fruit Sweetener Substitution: Classic Monk Fruit Sweetener, Swerve, or erythritol can be substituted in for Golden Monk Fruit Sweetener at a 1:1 ratio.

Serving Options: Serve meatballs on their own or atop cooked riced cauliflower or sautéed zucchini noodles.

Net Carbs: There are 4.9 grams of net carbs per serving and one serving is 3 meatballs. This recipe yields 18 meatballs for a total of 6 servings.

Refrigerator Storage: Leftover meatballs can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Eat within 3-4 days.

Freezer Storage: Store the meatballs in an airtight container and place in the freezer and eat within 3 months. When ready to eat, thaw the meatballs in the refrigerator before reheating in the oven at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Be sure to then eat the cooked meatballs within 3-4 days of thawing and reheating.

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