Oh hello there bright and beautiful looking healthy dinner option. I’m so glad you came to my table… So truly glad because the dinner struggle in our house is sooo real. So real, that I often dread making it, thinking about, shopping for it (yep, I said it, I’m a food blogger and making dinner sometimes causes me to have a nervous twitch).
This is an ONE POT MEAL friends, meaning all those delicious ingredients you see listed below and coming together so perfectly in the pics go in one happy little skillet (’cause skillets are happy, right? Especially, when filled with yum ingredients!)
This one takes about 50 minutes to prepare start to table finish, but before you click off this page thinking that timeframe will never do, just know you can enjoy it for more than one night.
Yes, make it Sunday when maybe you’ve magically found some extra time in your jam-packed day and then eat it for leftovers on Monday when you’ve somehow lost time.
Still concerned about the total time till you’re shoveling this dish down? Let me tell you a little secret because with this dish the secret really is in the sauce. If you really truly want to try it out and want to cut down on the time just switch out the meatballs for chicken.
Get a rotisserie chicken from your local grocer, use a fork to pull it apart, toss it in and you’ve just created an under 30-minute meal. Go you, you savvy little chef! Like I said the star is the sauce.
And speaking of dinner, you may or may not have noticed a few changes around here, because change can be good especially when the change is to focus on dinner type meals and easy meal prep, right? See, secretly (gosh I’m just spilling them all tonight) I want my dinner struggles to disappear and I figured if I can achieve such life bliss I have to share the love.
Moving forward there are going to be quite a bit more dinner recipes like the one you see here, but many will be versions of quick and easy, 5 ingredients, meatless and even slow cooker meals with some breakfast and dessert sprinkled in the mix.
(Slight pause here for a little close-up of that deliciously good green curry sauce)…
So there you have it, a slight twist with, what I feel, are enormous benefits.
Before we get off track though the main event here are these meatballs in green curry sauce, which may or may not (okay so it will) appear again very soon in future recipes because I am in love with the creamy coconut basil flavoring. Place this dish on top of some jasmine rice and you’ve got one seriously happy meal (I’m even thinking lunch here too!).
While I’m focusing on making dinner a breeze for you and your family (or roomies, or even just your super busy self) go ahead and throw these ingredients into your skillet and I’ll have another great dinner waiting for you right after.
Meatballs in Green Curry Sauce
- 2 lbs Ground Beef
- 1/4 cup Fresh Basil finely chopped
- 4 Garlic Cloves minced
- 2 tablespoons Fish Sauce
- 2 tablespoons Sugar
- 1 tablespoon Cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons Salt
- 2 tablespoons Oil
- Prepare the meatballs by mixing all the meatball ingredients together in a large bowl except the oil.
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Using a cookie scoop measure out 2 tablespoon portions of the meatball mixture and roll it into a ball shape and place in the skillet. Brown the meatballs on all sides in batches of 10, but do not cook through. Remove meatballs when browned to a plate.
Green Curry Sauce
- Drain out half of the oil in the skillet and add the diced onions to sauté for about 5 minutes, or until translucent. Add the garlic and continue to sauté for an additional 2 minutes.
- Place the green curry sauce in the skillet and use a spatula to mix it with the onions and garlic.
- Pour the coconut milk into the skillet and use a whisk to mix it together until smooth. Next add the lime juice, fish sauce, sugar, and salt. Bring the mixture to a boil and return the meatballs to the skillet.
- Reduce heat to a simmer and cover the pan with a lid and cook for 20 minutes until the sauce has thickened. Stir the fresh basil and cilantro into the mixture.