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Sticky Thai Meatballs


  • Author: Richa
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 people
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Thai

Description

These thai meatballs are incredibly juicy and packed with flavour. The key ingredient is a few spoonfuls of thai green curry paste which adds all the flavour. And then these are tossed in a sweet sticky sauce that balances the spice. They can be baked and made ahead so all you have to do in the end is toss them in the sauce and serve.


Ingredients

For the Meatballs:

  • 1 cup Bread Crumbs
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tablespoon Thai Curry Paste
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Paste (minced garlic)
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger Paste (grated or minced ginger)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Fish Sauce
  • 500 grams ground Beef

For the Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Rice Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chilli Flakes
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 teaspoon Cornflour
  • 1 tablespoon Chilli Oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 220C/430F
  2. Combine all the ingredients for the meatballs except ground beef in a bowl and mix well. Once the aromatics are well combined with the breadcrumbs, add the ground beef and lightly mix together. Adding the beef right in the end ensures that the flavours are mixed well and don’t sit around in lumps.
  3. Form the mixture into 20-22 lime sized balls and place them on a baking tray. Bake for 20-25 minutes till they are cooked through, and slightly brown.
  4. For the sauce, whisk everything together in a bowl and add it to a wok. Heat for a few minutes till the mixture thickens. Toss the meatballs in the sauce and serve hot.

Notes

  1. You can swap the ground beef for pork or chicken. The baking time will not change
  2. To cook these meatballs on the stove, add some oil to a non stick pan and place the meatballs in the pan. Brown them on high heat on all sides and then let them cook on a low flame for 10-15 minutes while stirring occasionally to make sure they don’t burn on one side
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