This Thai beef kofta recipe is served up with a delicious coconut sauce. A healthy and flavorful meal, ready for your family in under 30 minutes!
Do things look a little different around here? Maybe a little prettier, a little brighter, and a little more organized?
Sweet Peas & Saffron has had one major make-over thanks to Erin and Melissa at Wooden Spoons Kitchen!
Other than the new look, this site will be much more functional. I now have a fully functional recipe index, as well as several recipe collections (slow cooker, one-pot, 30 minutes and ready in 45). I hope this makes it even easier to browse the site!
If I were a little more organized, I would have made some celebratory cocktails for us. But you know me…not so organized. So instead I have this easy and delicious Thai beef kofta recipe for you!
I feel the need to put a disclaimer here that this kofta recipe is in no way authentic. I just ripped off the idea of ‘meatballs on a skewer’ to make a fun new way to use ground beef.
Because we’ve all probably eaten enough tacos, spaghetti sauce and meat loafs to last a life time. Ground beef doesn’t have to be boring at all!
This beef kofta recipe brings the taste of Thailand to your dinner table. They are flavored with red curry paste, fish sauce, lime juice and brown sugar. Roll them into elongated meatballs and stick a skewer through them, and you’re ready to grill!
You do have to be careful with them before you get them on the grill, they are a bit delicate. But once they’re seared, you’re good. Also, make sure you don’t make them too big, any longer than 2 inches and they may be too heavy to cook on the skewer. When they were 2 inches or less, they were surprisingly easy to handle!
And make sure you don’t forget to make the coconut sauce. It adds a sweetness and creaminess to the beef, and is also good for dipping veggies!
Best thing: ready in 30 minutes. I know the 5pm struggle. It is real.
So. New site. Thai beef kofta recipe. And tomorrow is Friday! Can things get any better?
Would someone like to come write my thesis for me? Any takers?
Thai Beef Kofta Recipe with Coconut Sauce
- 1/2 cup coconut milk well shaken
- 1 teaspoon Thai red curry paste My favorite curry paste
- 2 teaspoons lime juice
- 2 teaspoons fish sauce
- 3 teaspoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
Thai Beef Koftas
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon ginger minced
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 teaspoons Thai red curry paste
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
- 500 g/1 lb ground beef I used lean
- Pre-heat grill to medium-high.
- Shake together all coconut sauce ingredients. You may need to shake for a few min to get the curry paste completely dissolved. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix together all kofta ingredients except the beef. Whisk until curry paste is completely dissolved. Add the ground beef and mix until completely combined.
- Form 'elongated meatballs'. Do not exceed 2 tablespoons per kofta, as this gets very heavy on the skewer and difficult to handle/cook through. I found it easiest to mash together in my hands first, then roll out gently, then stick the skewer through the center.
- Grill over medium heat, turning every 2 or so minutes for 8-10 minutes, until they are cooked through completely.
- Serve with coconut sauce.
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