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Instant Pot Thai Coconut Curry Meatballs - Includes Stovetop Instructions (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

These Thai coconut curry meatballs are simmered in the most flavorful sauce in the Instant Pot or on the stovetop. They are a delicious and quick meal that's paleo, Whole30, and keto!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Instant Pot pressurizing and de-pressurizing time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Thai
Keyword: easy instant pot meatballs, instant pot keto meatballs, paleo curry meatballs, red curry meatballs, thai curry meatballs, whole30 curry meatballs, whole30 meatballs
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 472kcal

Ingredients

Meatballs

Coconut Curry Sauce

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients for the meatballs in a large bowl. Mix to combine.
  • Shape in to approximately 30 golf-sized balls.
  • Place in the refrigerator to firm up while you make the coconut curry sauce.

Instant Pot Method

  • Turn Instant Pot on to Sauté.
  • Once it indicates that it's "hot" add coconut oil.
  • Add diced onion and cook stirring for 3 minutes, or until translucent.
  • Add garlic, garlic, ginger, and red curry paste, and cook for 1 minute until fragrant.
  • Turn off the Instant Pot, and stir in coconut milk, fish sauce, and turmeric powder.
  • Add the meatballs into the sauce.
  • Close the lid and make sure the pressure valve is set to sealing.
  • Cook on MANUAL high for 5 minutes.
  • Once it beeps to a finish, naturally release pressure for 10 minutes before opening the pressure valve manually.
  • Open the lid and turn Instant Pot on to Sauté.
  • Simmer for 5-10 minutes until the sauce reduces and thickens.
  • Sprinkle with lime juice and chopped basil before serving.

Stovetop Method

  • Heat coconut oil in a large saucepan over medium high heat.
  • Add diced onion and cook stirring for 3 minutes, or until translucent.
  • Add garlic, garlic, ginger, and red curry paste, and cook for 1 minute until fragrant.
  • Stir in coconut milk, fish sauce, and turmeric powder. Mix well.
  • Add the meatballs and let everything come to a boil.
  • Lower the heat to simmer, cover, and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Open the lid, and simmer for 5-10 minutes until the sauce reduces and thickens.
  • Sprinkle with lime juice and chopped basil before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving - about 5 meatballs | Calories: 472kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 558mg | Potassium: 527mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 840IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 5mg