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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.


Massaman Meatballs

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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What our customers say

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September 27, 2022

Marion's Massaman Meatballs are Amazeballs!

This recipe turned out perfectly; the meatballs were so tender and juicy, and the massaman sauce was delicious and creamy. I stirred through a tablespoon of fish sauce right at the end for some added umami, and served it with rice.

July 20, 2022

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June 23, 2022

Massaman Meatballs

Just finished the Massaman Meatball recipe and it is so good, the curry paste is legit

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