Curried Meatballs

Submitted by Paulene Christie

Curried Meatballs

5 from 3 votes
Serving: 22
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes



  • 500g lean beef mince
  • 1/2 onion, grated
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup fine breadcrumbs
  • Cracked black pepper to taste (approx 1tsp)


  • 1/2 onion, grated
  • 1.5 cups hot water
  • 2 tsp beef stock powder
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp fruit chutney
  • 1 tbsp curry powder


  • Add all meatball ingredients to a large bowl and combine well.
  • Wash and dry hands.
  • Using hands form golf ball sized meatballs from the mix.
  • Mine made 22 meatballs.
  • (these could be made the night before and stored in fridge if you prefer)
  • Gently place meatballs straight into slow cooker.
  • Combine all sauce ingredients in a jug and pour gently over meatballs
  • Turn slow cooker onto low and cook for approximately 3hrs (some slow cookers may need a little longer, just ensure meatballs are cooked through by testing one if you are not sure)
  • Just prior to serving I gently turned each meatball over in the sauce to ensure good coverage.


  • DO NOT STIR or move around meatballs during cooking as they could break.
  • Gently serve meatballs to ensure you don't break them apart.
  • I served mine on bow-tie pasta with a side of green vegetables
  • These have quite a curry kick to them (I would suggest medium heat). You could reduce the amount of curry powder in the sauce or serve without sauce for young ones or those who don't like too much heat.
  • Cooked in a 5L Russell Hobbs cooker
  • Enjoy!

18 thoughts on “Curried Meatballs”

  1. This is soooooo tasty. I didn’t have any fruit chutney so just left it out and it was still super tasty. Will definitely be a regular on our menu.

  2. I finally got around the trying this recipe and it’s so tasty! From the moment it was put on, the family was commenting on how amazing it smelt. I was pressed for time, so I used pre-made Coles Beef and Pork meatballs. Everyone enjoyed this and if definitely make it again and also try with sausages.

  3. I’ve made this quite a few times now. Delicious! Grating the onion definitely makes a difference. I often add small new potatoes and a handful of mushrooms.

  4. Alison odonnell

    Made this today with chicken mince and stock and tomato chutney because that was what I had omg it is sooo yummy I live on my own and found it very challenging to cook good tasty food for one I now cook a full recipe and freeze single serves and I do this for a few nights till I have a variety of meals and I sometimes have a night off for a piece of fish ,salmon etc winner winner

  5. I used store bought meatballs. Added 1 small grated onion the the sauce cooked on low for 4hr very lovely with a mild curry kick. All family enjoyed the meal !
    Budget friendly as I had all thr ingredients in the pantry and freezer.

  6. 5 stars
    Another recipe on regular rotation since first trying. The only thing I do differently is use stock cubes instead of stock powder. Great to use ingredients I usually keep in the pantry. Also love the short cooking time. I walk in the door at 2:30pm and put this together and dinner is on the table by 6pm. I serve the meatballs on a bed of basmati rice and steamed vegetables.

  7. I made this meal and loved it , I also used prepared meatballs and added some frozen peas, corn and carrot. served on a bed of potato mash. this will become regular

  8. 5 stars
    This recipe is amazing! The meatballs are delicious and never fall apart. The flavour is so nice. My whole family loves them. I make these regularly, exactly as per recipe. A real household favourite ?

  9. 5 stars
    This was really really tasty me fussiest child (my partner) absolutely adored it! I put the grated onion in the sauce instead of adding half to the meatballs and I added garlic and some fresh thyme in the meatballs as I just thought it would be nice and it was. The sauce is definitely the winner of this dish I also added an extra spoon of curry powder as we like it spice

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