In just 30 minutes you can have these tender pork meatballs simmered in a creamy coconut curry sauce on the dinner table! Simple, healthy ingredients combine for an easy weeknight dinner your family will love!
Buy local pork (if you can). We are lucky enough to have some great local farms that sell their ground pork all year round at indoor and outdoor farmer’s markets. The prices are comparable to the grocery store but the QUALITY is miles above the rest. I know I’m getting humanly raised pork that was never given hormones or antibiotics and lived a happy life on a grassy farm in Wisconsin. I also know that my dollars are going back into the community I live in and supporting local families.
Don’t over mix the pork! The more you work the mixture, the tougher and drier they will be. Use your hands (they are your best kitchen tools after all) and mix just until everything is well incorporated.
Use a cookie scoop to make uniform size meatballs. I don’t make cookies often, so I went YEARS without getting a cookie scoop. Turns out they aren’t just for cookies and come in super handy when making many other things including: meatballs, chocolate peanut butter balls and falafel!
Oil your hands before rolling the meatballs. This will help prevent the mixture from sticking to your hands and give the meatballs a little extra moisture when baking it in the oven.
Don’t pack the meatballs too tightly. Be gentle when scooping and forming your meatballs. This will allow for a more tender texture and help you avoid a tough, chewy meatball.
If you like more of a browned crust on your meatballs, feel free to broil them for a minute or two after they’ve baked. It’s not necessary but it does add another layer of delicious flavor and a bit more texture.
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