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Thai red meatball curry recipe

Thai red meatball curry recipe

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You won't believe how tasty (and healthy) this Thai red curry is, using tinned meatballs and potatoes as well as frozen veg. Packed with flavour, super-easy and convenient, this is one to bookmark for fakeaway Fridays See method

  • Serves 4
  • Takes 20 minutes
  • 550 calories / serving
  • Freezable
  • Healthy
  • Dairy-free


  • 300g long grain rice, washed
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 567g tin new potatoes, drained, halved if large
  • 395g tin meatballs in tomato sauce
  • 340g jar red Thai curry cooking sauce
  • 300g frozen Mediterranean-style roasting vegetables
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
1 of your 5-a-day and low in saturated fat

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    13g 18%
  • Saturates

    5g 24%
  • Sugars

    11g 12%
  • Salt

    1.1g 18%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 93.4g Protein 13.1g Fibre 4.2g


  1. Cook the rice to pack instructions; drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a deep frying pan over a high heat. Pat the potatoes dry with kitchen paper, then fry for 5 mins until lightly golden and crisp. Stir in the meatballs in tomato sauce and bring to a simmer. Add the red Thai curry cooking sauce, pour 100ml water into the jar, then add to the pan, along with the frozen veg. Bring to a simmer, then cook for 8-10 mins until thickened slightly and the veg is tender; add the lime juice.
  3. Fluff up the rice with a fork and divide between 4 shallow bowls. Spoon over the curry, then scatter with lime zest to serve.

Freezing and defrosting guidelines

To freeze, leave to cool, then transfer to a freezable container. To defrost, thaw in the fridge overnight. Reheat in a pan on the hob until piping hot. In order to enjoy optimum flavour and quality, frozen items are best used within 3 months of their freezing date. For more tips on freezing and defrosting food, read our article Love Your Freezer.

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