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Paleo Keto Thai Meatballs

Bored of the same old week night rotation?! Try these Paleo Keto Thai Meatballs to shake things up!


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This recipe for Paleo Thai Meatballs caught my eye right away when I saw it in her book. As you know with my recipes for Egg Roll Meatballs [4], Bagel Meatballs with Cream Cheese Gravy,  [5] and Caramelized Onion Buffalo Meatballs [6], I am a huge meatball fan inside and out. So grab this recipe below, head on over to grab a copy of Keto Quickstart HERE [3], and start your year off right – packed with a plan, delicious recipes, and education galore. 

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Paleo Keto Thai Meatballs

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  • Author: Jennifer Robins


  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos
    (see Tips)

  • 1 tablespoon red curry paste

  • 2 to 3 dashes of fish sauce

  • Grated zest of 1 lime

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves

  • 1/4 cup minced green onions (about 1 green onion)

  • 1 teaspoon grated or minced garlic (about 2 cloves)

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder

  • 1 pound ground pork (see Tips)

  • 1 pound ground chicken or turkey, preferably dark meat for the best flavor (see Tips)


  • Chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • Sesame seeds
  • Sliced green onions


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine the coconut aminos, red curry paste, fish sauce, lime zest,  cilantro, green onions, garlic, salt, and ginger powder. Stir to mix well.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the chicken and pork and mix well with your hands. Add the marinade and use your hands to mix it with the meat until well combined. Form the meat mixture into twenty-four meatballs (about 1 1/3ounces each) and place on a rimmed baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, or until cooked through.
  5. Remove the meatballs from the oven and garnish with cilantro, sesame seeds, and green onions, if desired. Serve with cauliflower rice.


If you use Big Tree brand coconut aminos, use less salt.

You can also use 2 pounds of one type of ground meat if you prefer. In that case, I recommend using ground pork for the best flavor.

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