Curry meatballs

Delicious cooked beef meatballs smothered in a sweet curry and onion sauce, to enjoy hot or cold.
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Recipe from: 29 July 2015
Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time: 25 min


  • 1
    good quality beef mince
  • 1
    large tomato
  • 1
    slice of white bread, left in a little bit of milk
  • 1
    dried thyme
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 15
    olive oil
  • 2
    large onions, peeled and sliced
  • 1
  • 1
    mild & spicy curry powder
  • 2
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1/2
    brown vinegar
  • 1
    fine apricot jam
Servings: Change Serving


Preheat oven to 200°C.

Grate the tomato into the beef mince, add the soaked white bread, thyme and seasoning. Mix well with your hands. Roll small cocktail sized meatballs and arrange it in an oven safe dish.

Drizzle with olive oil and bake in the oven for 20 – 25 minutes until cooked.

While the meatballs are in the oven - For the curry sauce, in a medium sized saucepan, heat the olive oil and saute the onion until caramelized, add the water, curry powder, sugar, flour, salt, turmeric, vinegar and apricot jam.

Simmer for 10 minutes until the sauce becomes thicker.

As the meatballs come out the oven, pour the hot curry sauce over the meat and leave to cool. Transfer into an airtight container and leave in the fridge for about three days before serving.

Serve with chopped banana, desiccated coconut and chutney on a plate with cold pasta salad and crusty bread.

Recipe reprinted with permission of Anina's Recipes. To see more recipes, please click here.

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