Massaman Meatballs

Now here’s a fun way to use up your Thai massaman curry paste: make meatballs! Not only are we using those fragrant flavours in the meat itself, but we’re also creating a delicious curry sauce that’s just begging to be mopped up with some fresh bread.

5 minutes
25 minutes

500g (1 lb) beef mince

½ cup panko breadcrumbs

1 egg, lightly whisked

1 tbsp Marion’s Kitchen Thai Massaman Curry Paste

1 small brown onion, finely diced

salt and pepper, to taste

finely sliced long red chilli, to serve

fresh coriander (cilantro) leaves, to serve

crusty baguette, to serve


Massaman curry sauce

1 tbsp vegetable oil

2 tbsp Marion’s Kitchen Thai Massaman Curry Paste

400ml (14 fl oz) coconut cream

  • Step 1

    Preheat a fan-forced oven to 170°C (340°F).

  • Step 2

    In a large mixing bowl, combine the beef mince, breadcrumbs, egg, curry paste, onion and a good pinch of both salt and pepper. Using your hands, mix all ingredients until well incorporated, then form into golf-ball-sized meatballs. Transfer meatballs to a baking tray lined with baking paper, then transfer to the preheated oven and cook for 15 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Meanwhile, to make the curry sauce, place a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the vegetable oil and massaman curry paste and saute the paste for 1-2 minutes until lovely and fragrant. Now add the coconut cream and ½ cup of water and cook for 5 minutes until heated through. Reduce heat to low.

  • Step 4

    Once the meatballs are cooked through in the oven, transfer them to the massaman curry sauce. Stir gently until they are evenly coated, then continue cooking for a further 5 minutes until the sauce has thickened slightly.

  • Step 5

    Transfer to serving plates, then sprinkle with sliced red chilli and coriander. Serve with crusty baguette.

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Amazing easy meal


Marion, absolutely easy tasty meal, this will be on regular rotation. We will be taking this camping, pre cooking and freezing the meatballs, then only needing ingredients to make the sauce. We served this with veg

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