Curry Meatballs

Curry Meatballs

Curry Meatballs

When I think about holiday fare, I often think meatballs. This dish is not your typical meatballs in tomato sauce. I wanted to try something different. The curry adds a most unexpected twist. You can make them as an appetizer or as a meal. Either way, they are a great crowd-pleaser. The recipe is quite large. We entertained another couple with this recipe and everyone went back for seconds. There was hardly any leftovers.

Meatballs

3-4 lbs hamburger or lamb

1/4- 1/2 cup brown rice breadcrumbs

3 eggs

3 cloves garlic minced

1-2 Tbsp fresh ginger minced

2 Tbsp cumin

3 Tbsp curry

1/2 tsp cloves

3 Tbsp dried minced onion

1/4 cup greek yogurt

juice of 2 lemons

salt

pepper

Mix together ingredients. Test the flavor of the meatballs by frying up a small piece (about half a meatball) in a skillet. This is the best way to tell if it needs anything else. Add more salt or curry if it needs it. Form into meatballs and place in baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes.

Once the meatballs are finished cooking, start the sauce for the meatballs.

Sauce for the Meatballs

1 red onion chopped

2 cloves garlic minced

1 Tbsp ginger minced

1 4 oz can tomato paste

3 Tbsp curry powder

1/4 tsp cloves

3 Tbsp cumin

2 cans diced tomatoes

1 cup chicken broth

1 can coconut milk

1 can garbanzo beans

1 cup raisins

Saute onion in a little olive oil in a big pot. Let onion get soft. Add garlic and ginger and cook for a minute. Add tomato paste and mix with onions. Add in spices. Pour in chicken broth and 1 can of tomatoes. Place other can of diced tomatoes (drained) into food processor with the garbanzo beans. Puree together. Pour bean mixture into sauce. Bring the sauce up to a bubble and add in meatballs. Reduce heat and allow sauce to simmer and thicken for around twenty minutes. Add in raisins and coconut milk. Serve over rice with yogurt lemon sauce and garnish with cilantro. You could also serve these meatballs as an appetizer with toothpicks, just don’t add the raisins.

Yogurt Lemon Sauce

1 cup yogurt

juice of half a lemon

salt

pepper

Mix together the yogurt with the lemon juice. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve over the meatballs.

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One Response

  1. Tasted and totally enjoyed your Thai Chicken Soup today for lunch and love it. You have
    talent!

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