Healthy spices, fresh ingredients, and a low-carb, weight-loss-promoting side dish—these are just three of the ways you could describe this coconut curry keto meatballs recipe.
Made with healthy, antioxidant-rich fresh spices like ginger, garlic, and garam masala, you'll love the flavors this dish offers, while feeling good about what you're putting into your body.
For a complete meal, pair these meatballs with a delicious, creamy coconut curry sauce served over cauliflower “couscous."
The ingredient list may seem long, but it's actually quite easy to put it all together. Just a quick trip down the spice aisle at the grocery store, a pack of grass-fed beef, and a head of cauliflower is pretty much all you need.
Try these meatballs once, and we're pretty sure you'll start keeping these spices on hand all the time.
Ingredients Used in This Recipe:
- Grass-fed beef
- FBOMB Coconut Oil
- Coconut milk
- Fresh ginger
- Garam masala powder
Top 5 Health Benefits Of This Recipe:
It may be surprising to learn just how beneficial these coconut curry keto meatballs are. Here are 5 health benefits you'll enjoy with this recipe:
- Grass-fed beef offers unique health benefits: For both better flavor and additional health benefits, we highly recommend grass-fed beef for these meatballs. Compared to grain-fed cows, cows that are fed grass produce beef with higher amounts of vitamins A and E, as well as several cancer-fighting antioxidants [*]. Grass-fed meat also tends to be leaner, with a yellowish hue in the fat marbling, which indicates higher vitamin and nutrient content [*].
- Garam masala is full of healthy spices: Garam masala is a blend of spices from India. Not only does it taste great, it's also full of spices like cinnamon, coriander, cumin, and red chilis, all of which offer their own unique health benefits. Cinnamon, for example, has been shown to reduce risk of diseases like diabetes and Parkinson's disease, and is also anti-microbial, meaning it's good for your immune system [*].
- Garlic helps reduce inflammation: Healthy spices are kind of the theme of this dish. Four cloves of minced garlic pack more than just flavor into these coconut curry keto meatballs. Garlic offers health benefits like reduced inflammation, a lowered risk of cardiovascular disease, and more stabilized blood glucose levels (the latter is especially helpful if you're trying to lose weight on keto) [*].
- Fresh ginger offers flavor and antioxidants: Rounding out the spice "section" of benefits is ginger, a root that's been used for centuries to improve human health. Ginger is full of gingerols, a bioactive compound full of antioxidants [*]. Antioxidants help prevent aging, and neutralize damaged cells in your body that can turn cancerous if left untreated. Even the two-inch piece you're using in this recipe is enough to give your health a giant boost [*].
- Cauliflower is full of fiber and vitamins: A serving of cauliflower couscous on the side won't just taste great, it will also give your body several key nutrients it needs. Even just one cup of cauliflower has almost 3 grams of fiber in it, along with vitamins B and K, plus folic acid [*]. Fiber is especially useful if you're trying to lose weight because it keeps you full longer after meals and increases your body's ability to absorb nutrients [*].
Coconut Curry Keto Meatballs
- Yield: 4 servings
- Serving size: Serving size: 2 meatballs + ½ cup cauliflower couscous + ⅓ cup sauce
- Prep time: 15 minutes
- Cook time: 30 minutes
- ½ pound grass-fed ground beef
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon Garam Masala spice blend
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ cup chopped cilantro leaves (optional)
- 4 packets (8 tablespoons) FBOMB Coconut Oil, divided
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced
- 1 (13.5-ounce) can coconut milk (full fat)
- ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon red curry paste
- Juice and zest of 1 lime
- 2 cups riced cauliflower
- Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
- Place all meatball ingredients in a large bowl (ground beef through ¼ cup chopped cilantro, if using) and combine well with a fork. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Using your hands, roll into 8 meatballs, about 1-inch in diameter.
- Heat 1 packet (2 tablespoons) FBOMB Coconut Oil in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add meatballs and brown on all sides, 4-5 minutes. Remove meatballs from the skillet and keep warm.
- Reduce heat to medium-low, add another packet of FBOMB Coconut Oil and deglaze skillet, scraping browned bits of meat from the bottom. Add ginger and garlic and sauté 1-2 minutes.
- Add coconut milk, heavy whipping cream, and curry paste, whisking to combine well.
- Bring to a simmer and return meatballs to skillet. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until meatballs are cooked through and flavors develop, about 20 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- While meatballs cook, prepare cauliflower couscous. Heat remaining 2 packets of FBOMB Coconut Oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté riced cauliflower, stirring frequently, but making sure not to overcook, about 4-5 minutes.
- Remove from heat and toss with zest and lime juice, salt and pepper, and remaining ¼ cup chopped cilantro.
- To serve, top ½ cup cauliflower couscous with 2 meatballs and ⅓ cup coconut curry sauce.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
- Fat: 76.5g
- Protein: 17.5g
- Total Carbohydrates: 7.5g
- Fiber: 2g
- Net Carbohydrates: 5.5g
- Fat: 87%
- Protein: 9%
- Carbohydrates: 4%