Red Curry Turkey Meatballs

These red curry turkey meatballs are packed full of flavor and come together in no time for a quick weeknight meal. You can even make the meatballs in advance to make the meal come together even quicker! 

These red curry turkey meatballs are packed full of flavor and come together in no time for a quick weeknight meal. You can even make the meatballs in advance to make the meal come together even quicker! 

Ok, I know we just all got done stuffing our faces with hot dogs and hamburgers but I’m taking a hard right and bringing you some curry. Well, some red curry turkey meatballs. Maybe not the traditional curry ingredient but you’ll soon change your mind when you sink your teeth into these bad boys. Or bad girls. Who am I to gender a meatball?

Now, if you’re not a fan of red curry you could easily swap it out for yellow or green curry. Typically I’m a HUGE fan of green curry but I do love me some red curry now and again. I thought baby bok choy and carrots were a nice addition but feel free to use whatever vegetables you have on hand. No sense in buying more vegetables if you already have a fridge full.

These red curry turkey meatballs are packed full of flavor and come together in no time for a quick weeknight meal. You can even make the meatballs in advance to make the meal come together even quicker! 

Totally unrelated I’m going to take a second to complain about the fact that it’s supposed to thunderstorm today. I had a 7 mile hike planned and now I have to put it off. I know I need to learn to get used to hiking in the rain but there is a big difference between hiking in the rain and hiking in a thunderstorm. I’m not a huge fan of getting struck by lightning.

I hear it sorta hurts.

These red curry turkey meatballs are packed full of flavor and come together in no time for a quick weeknight meal. You can even make the meatballs in advance to make the meal come together even quicker! 

So now I’m planning a hike for Saturday because the weather is going to be cool and the humidity is going to be low. The bad news is that I don’t have a hiking buddy so if anyone reading this wants to hike in the Hudson Valley on Saturday just shoot me a message. I’m only half kidding.

And I just got my new hiking poles and really wanted to break them in. I tried walking around my house but my cat thought the poles were some sort of weird new toy and kept trying to eat and attack the rubber bottoms. Ugh, cats.

These red curry turkey meatballs are packed full of flavor and come together in no time for a quick weeknight meal. You can even make the meatballs in advance to make the meal come together even quicker! 

I guess the worst case scenario is that I steal Holly from Running to the Kitchen and take her with me to hike. She is a good puppy who keeps me safe from any creepy lurkers who may want to attack me in the woods. I listen to too many serial killer and crime podcasts to not be concerned about that type of stuff.

Don’t worry if you’re not interested in my hiking adventures. I’m going to go back to talking about the red curry turkey meatballs now. Packed full of flavor, easy to make, tons of veggies and you can make the meatballs in advance to make the meal even easier to throw together!

These red curry turkey meatballs are packed full of flavor and come together in no time for a quick weeknight meal. You can even make the meatballs in advance to make the meal come together even quicker! 

Looking for even more curry recipes? Try my Vegan Red Curry Pumpkin Noodle SoupChicken Snow Pea Green CurryRed Curry Coconut Milk MusselsCurry Roasted Acorn Squash or my Chicken Apricot Coconut Curry

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Red Curry Turkey Meatballs

These red curry turkey meatballs are packed full of flavor and come together in no time for a quick weeknight meal. You can even make the meatballs in advance to make the meal come together even quicker! 

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

For meatballs:

  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 whole green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon red curry paste
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon lemongrass paste
  • 1 tablespoons grated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

For curry sauce: 

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 3 carrots, 1/2 inch dice
  • 3 baby bok choy, ends trimmed, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 1 (15 ounce) can light coconut milk

For serving: 

  • 4 cups cooked white rice
  • 2 tablespoons minced cilantro
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced, green part only

 

Directions:

For meatballs:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.

In a large bowl add all the ingredients and mix together until well combined.

Scoop out 1-1/2 tablespoons (I used my medium sized cookie scoop) of the meat mixture for each meatball. Roll gently into a ball and place on the prepared baking sheet.

Place the meatballs into the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the meatballs feel firm.

Remove from the oven and add to the prepared vegetable curry sauce.

For curry sauce:
While the meatballs bake start the vegetable curry sauce. In a large skillet add coconut oil and set over medium-high heat. Add in the carrots and cook for 5 minutes. Next, add in the white part of the sliced baby bok choy (leave the leafy green part on the cutting board but don't throw it away because we'll be using it) and cook for another 2 minutes.

Stir in the red curry paste and the light coconut milk. Bring to a light simmer and cook for about 5 minutes to just help thicken up the sauce.

Stir in the green leafy tops of the baby bok choy and stir into the warm curry sauce. Add in the meatballs, stir to coat and serve over rice.

If you want to sauce to be thicker simply cook it down longer.

For serving:
Cook the rice according to box directions and stir in minced cilantro.

Plate the rice and top with meatballs and curry sauce. Sprinkle with sliced green onions.

Note: The reason you cook the white and leafy sections of the baby bok choy separately is that if you throw in the leafy part too soon it gets overcooked.

7 Responses to “Red Curry Turkey Meatballs”

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    Meghan — July 6, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    I LOVE curry and these meatballs look divine!

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    Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious — July 6, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    Ground turkey is becoming one of my favorite ingredients! That curry sauce sounds like the perfect pair!!

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    Krista — July 7, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    Best meatballs ever! I think we are going to start meatball Monday’s with these!

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    Catalina — July 7, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    These turkey meatballs look so tasty. Yummmmy!

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    Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert — July 8, 2018 at 9:43 am

    These sound delicious right about now!

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    Amy @ Little Dairy on the Prairie — July 8, 2018 at 11:41 am

    These looks and sound so good! Love the flavors you have!

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    Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet — July 9, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    That looks absolutely scrumptious, I want this for dinner!

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