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The best recipe for curried meatballs.

Curried Meatballs + Cauliflower Rice

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Indian-Inspired


Our quick and easy Curried Meatballs are weeknight or weekend-worthy. This simple and savory meal is easy and delicious!


  • 11.5 lbs ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 can coconut milk (use immersion blender to fully incorporate)
  • 1 (4oz) jar red curry paste 
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1.5 tablespoons dried basil leaves
  • kosher salt and ground black pepper
  • 2 avocados, sliced
  • 23 cups cauliflower rice 


  1. Meatballs: Use a cookie scoop to scoop the ground beef and roll between your hand to create uniform meatballs. Bring a large cast iron skillet to a medium high heat, add avocado oil to coat the bottom of the pan, and add the meatballs. Generously season with salt and pepper. Move them around the pan to sear on all sides and then drop the heat to medium low, cover, and continue cooking until fully cooked through. Remove cooked meatballs and set aside on a plate.
  2. Curry Sauce: Bring the large skillet back to a medium heat. Place curry paste, coconut milk, garlic, and basil in the hot pan and stir to combine well. Let it simmer for about 5 minutes, uncovered, and let it reduce. Taste and add any additional salt or pepper, as needed. 
  3. Combine: add the meatballs back to the pan and stir to fully coat in curry sauce.
  4. Serve: spoon curried meatballs over cauliflower rice (or regular rice) and enjoy with 1/2 an avocado.


  • Cauliflower Rice: we love making our own cauliflower rice, but feel free to use a store-bought version too!
  • Storage: keep leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.


  • Serving Size: 6 oz
  • Calories: 194
  • Sugar: 0.6 g
  • Sodium: 74.4 mg
  • Fat: 13.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.8 g
  • Protein: 14.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 33.9 mg