Curry Meatballs and Kale Stew

  • 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!

    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
    Calories: 1220 kcal
    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
    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

    Nutrition Facts
    Curry Meatballs and Kale Stew
    Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
    Calories 1220 Calories from Fat 873
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 97g 149%
    Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
    Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
    Sugars 9g
    Protein 63g 126%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. 

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  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

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

  • Elizabeth | the bare midriff says:

    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!

  • Yuen Shan @YuenShan.com says:

    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 says:

      I will certainly try! :)

  • JJ says:

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

    • Julie says:

      No, sorry.

  • Melissa Belanger says:

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

  • Gaby Dalkin says:

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

  • Honey says:

    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 says:

      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: https://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: https://www.tablefortwoblog.com/?s=garam+masala – maybe you’ll give it a shot!

      • Honey says:

        I never wrote this comment

  • Jenny Flake says:

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

  • Honey says:

    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!

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says:

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

  • Maria says:

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

  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking says:

    Now that is a tasty looking meatball stew!

  • Savita @ ChefDeHome says:

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

  • marla says:

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

  • Tammy Holmes says:

    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 says:

      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.

  • Secrick says:

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

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