Currieed meatballs stacked in a bowl

Curried beef meatballs Image by Pirkko Seitsenpiste from Pixabay

Curried beef meatballs: Aromatic meatballs the whole family can enjoy

Every family has a favourite meatball recipe. Let’s change it up with some curried beef meatballs! They’re great for a large and hungry family.

Currieed meatballs stacked in a bowl

Curried beef meatballs Image by Pirkko Seitsenpiste from Pixabay

During winter you still want to enjoy great food without cooking for too long before getting back under the covers and watching a movie. When you want comfort food, curry is always the way to go as it warms you up with some spice. Meatballs are also a classic family meal and we’ve combined them to bring you curried beef meatballs. It’s an easy recipe which you can serve to your whole family with rice, pap or pasta.

Curried beef meatballs

Stale breadcrumbs are a classic way to shape meatballs but if you want something lighter, Corn Flakes crumbs also work. Browning the meatballs adds a tasty caramel crust on the outside that helps flavour the stew too while the curry powder adds that spice that will warm you up from the inside. You can also use mutton or even chicken mince to make these meatballs.

Every family has a favourite meatball recipe. Let’s change it up with some curried beef meatballs! They’re great for a large and hungry family.

Curried beef meatballs recipe

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Recipe by Gary Dunn Course: MainCuisine: South AfricanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

1

hour 

15

minutes
Total time

1

hour 

35

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 kg beef, minced

  • 1 small onion

  • stale breadcrumbs or corn flakes crumbs

  • 200 ml milk

  • 2 tbsp sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 750 ml stock.

  • olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 1 tbsp curry powder.

  • juice of lemon.

  • 3-4 bay leaves.

  • salt and pepper

Method

  • Combine beef mince, breadcrumbs, chopped onion, pepper, salt, and egg.
  • Brown the meatballs in a heavy pot before removing them and keeping them to one side.
  • Slice the onions and brown with the garlic in the same pot.
  • Add the stock and bay leaves, curry powder mixed with milk, sugar, and lemon juice and let simmer.
  • Scrape the burned bits off the bottom of the pot.
  • Add the meatballs into the stew and simmer for 45 to 60 minutes.
  • Serve with rice or pap.

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