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Curry Meatballs and Kale Stew

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This deliciously comforting curry meatball and kale stew is a paleo-friendly dish that you'll want to make over and over again! Perfect for any night of the week and any season!

This deliciously comforting curry meatball and kale stew is a paleo-friendly dish that you'll want to make over and over again! Perfect for any night of the week and any season!

I’m back from an amazing trip to Bali! Hope you were able to catch the snippets from the trip on Snapchat (tablefortwoblog) and Instagram! It’s been quite the journey and pretty rough but I think I’m on the mend. Before I left, I caught the stomach flu. Which, is probably the most horrible thing ever to get right before a long flight (31 hours of travel). Thankfully, I got it the day before my trip and it was a quick 24-hour thing but I got back Saturday afternoon and I have it all over again. I can’t seem to kick it and I’m completely miserable! All I’ve been doing is sleeping and trying to get back on a normal schedule. We need to get to the grocery store but I haven’t really had the energy to do that.

BUT! This is where this recipe comes into play. I made a batch of these curry meatballs while I was on my paleo challenge and froze half of them so all I had to do was whip them out of the freezer and defrost them for a quick and easy dinner.

This deliciously comforting curry meatball and kale stew is a paleo-friendly dish that you'll want to make over and over again! Perfect for any night of the week and any season!

I’m absolutely in love with the flavors of this curry meatball and kale stew. It’s so warm and flavorful. I can picture us eating this a lot this Fall/Winter (I can’t believe I’m already talking about that) but this is also perfect for any night of the week where you just don’t have the time or energy to cook a large meal. We ate a lot of curry when I was doing the paleo challenge and a lot of meatballs but I wouldn’t have had it any other way! Curry powder is one of my FAVORITE spices because of its warmth, spice, and flavor. It’s the best! And you really need to use GOOD curry powder. I only use one type and I’ll show you below!

This deliciously comforting curry meatball and kale stew is a paleo-friendly dish that you'll want to make over and over again! Perfect for any night of the week and any season!

This deliciously comforting curry meatball and kale stew is a paleo-friendly dish that you'll want to make over and over again! Perfect for any night of the week and any season!
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Curry Meatballs and Kale Stew
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

This deliciously comforting curry meatball and kale stew is a paleo-friendly dish that you'll want to make over and over again!

Servings: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 2/3 cup almond flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder, my FAVORITE one and the only one I use because of how potent it is!
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
For the stew
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 3-4 teaspoons curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1: 13.5 ounce can of full fat coconut milk
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 cups loosely packed kale leaves
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, add all the ingredients for the meatballs and mix together with your hands, careful not to overwork the meat.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with wax paper and using a medium cookie dough scoop (used specifically for meats) divide the meat into balls. Once all divided, shape the meat into ball shapes. At this time, you can freeze half of them in a freezer-safe plastic bag.
  3. In a large skillet, add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil over medium high heat. Once oil has heated up, add the meatballs. Brown on all sides until meatballs are cooked through. Remove from skillet and set aside on a plate. Place in microwave to keep warm.
  4. In the same skillet over medium high heat, add another tablespoon of coconut oil and add the diced onions. Saute until translucent then add the curry powder and garam masala. Stir to incorporate then add the coconut milk and chicken stock. Lower the heat to medium and let mixture simmer and thicken for about 10 minutes. Add the kale leaves and cook until wilted. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Add the meatballs back into the stew to warm up for 5 minutes. Remove skillet from heat and divide into bowls and serve!
Recipe Notes

Meatball recipe from: PaleOMG


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Posted on August 18, 2015

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  1. 08/18/2015 at 7:36 am

    This sounds like the perfect comforting soup! I hope you’re feeling better asap!

  2. 08/18/2015 at 8:22 am

    Considering how great your other recent curry recipe was, I might just have to add your favorite brand to my Amazon wish list! Feel better soon!

  3. 08/18/2015 at 9:40 am

    Oh you went to Bali! It’s one of my favorite places in the world, so calm and relaxing, and the freshest, sweetest fruits and nice people too! Will you be posting any recipes inspired by Balinese cuisine??

    • Julie
      08/18/2015 at 11:26 am

      I will certainly try! :)

  4. JJ
    08/18/2015 at 9:45 am

    Is there a button to log this in easily to the “MyFitnessPal” app?

    • Julie
      08/18/2015 at 11:26 am

      No, sorry.

  5. 08/18/2015 at 4:25 pm

    I love meatballs so much, and these flavors sound amazing – perfect for fall! I can’t wait to make this :)

  6. 08/18/2015 at 9:29 pm

    Although I’m in denial that summer ever ends, this is definitely a recipe I can’t wait to try in the fall!

  7. 08/19/2015 at 5:44 am

    I would love to make this recipe, but, yikes, too many expensive speciality spices that may never be used again (I have been down that road before). Failure on this one for me.

    • Julie
      08/19/2015 at 7:00 am

      I wouldn’t call this a failure just because you don’t want to buy the spices. There are a lot of ways you can use curry powder :) I have a bunch on the blog: http://www.tablefortwoblog.com/?s=curry or you could even use Google and see what recipes you find that call for it. Garam masala is in a lot of Indian dishes and here are a few from my blog that use it: http://www.tablefortwoblog.com/?s=garam+masala – maybe you’ll give it a shot!

      • Honey
        08/26/2015 at 7:12 pm

        I never wrote this comment

  8. 08/19/2015 at 8:28 am

    These flavors!!! What a great recipe! Bring on dinner!

  9. Honey
    08/19/2015 at 8:32 am

    Hi, I never wrote this comment. I wouldn’t say something like this. Not sure how it got posted as a comment I said! Sorry!

  10. 08/19/2015 at 9:39 am

    It actually snowed in the mountains this morning so I’m thinking a bowl of this stew is the perfect way to warm up!

  11. 08/19/2015 at 12:01 pm

    I can’t wait for cooler weather to be able to enjoy some warm heart soup!

  12. 08/19/2015 at 12:45 pm

    Now that is a tasty looking meatball stew!

  13. 08/19/2015 at 3:16 pm

    This looks so comforting! Love the use of curry in this soup!

  14. 08/20/2015 at 8:59 am

    Julie these meatballs look great!! Love the curry flavors.

  15. 09/22/2015 at 7:37 pm

    This was an amazing dish. I had all the ingredients in my pantry, so it was only a matter of some ground beef and Kale (I prefer rainbow chard so I substituted). I had recently added these spices to my pantry (I add 2 new ones every trip to the grocery) but I had very limited experience with them. Thank you for recommending I freeze half the meatballs, they were very filling! Love to know a couple other recipe ideas that would include the leftover meatballs.

    • Julie
      09/23/2015 at 10:35 pm

      You could make a zucchini noodle dish and use the meatballs for that! Or you can break up the meatballs and make a breakfast for dinner dish with scrambled eggs or an omelet.

  16. Secrick
    08/29/2016 at 11:03 am

    that looks very delicious I’m going make that real soon..

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