Slow Cooker Spicy Coconut Meatballs–a slightly spicy creamy coconut sauce that is simmered with flavorful meatballs and then topped with chopped cilantro. This is such an easy recipe but totally tastes like something you’d order at a restaurant.
Slow Cooker Spicy Coconut Meatballs
I loved these spicy coconut chicken drumsticks so much that I wanted to use a similar sauce and cook meatballs in it. The results were amazing. The sauce was good enough to drink. I even made homemade naan bread to go with it. Which was super fun because I just bought my first pizza stone and I was excited to use it for the first time! I used the meatballs that were the frozen kind in a big bag from Costco but you could make homemade meatballs if you prefer. I always use full fat coconut milk, but if you want you can always use the low fat kind. I used green thai curry paste but you can also use red thai curry paste. If you are scared of the spice I would cut the sriracha in half and then add a bit more at a time if you want.
Slow cooker recipes with coconut milk
If you’re like me, you love anything with coconut milk in it. Here are some other great recipes that contain coconut milk!
Coconut Basil Chicken from Slender Chicken
Coconut Ginger Chicken and Vegetables from Simple Bites
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For this slow cooker spicy coconut meatballs recipe I used my 6 quart oval Kitchenaid slow cooker. I love this slow cooker (you can see me talking about it in a video here). It cooks low and evenly. I love the medium heat choice because most slow cookers that I’ve seen only have the option of cooking on low or high. If you’re going to buy just one slow cooker, this is the one that I recommend.
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Slow Cooker Spicy Coconut Meatballs
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 3 hours
- Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
- Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
A slightly spicy creamy coconut sauce that is simmered with flavorful meatballs and then topped with chopped cilantro. This is such an easy recipe but totally tastes like something you’d order at a restaurant.
- 1 1/2 lbs frozen meatballs
- 1 (14 oz) can coconut milk
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 2 Tbsp Sriracha
- 1 Tbsp green curry paste
- 1 Tbsp soy sauce
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- Place the meatballs in the bottom of the slow cooker.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut milk, basil, Sriracha, green curry paste, soy sauce and diced onion. Pour the sauce over the meatballs.
- Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for about 4 hours or on high for 2-3 hours.
- Add cilantro on top and serve the sauce and meatballs with rice or naan bread.
I used my 6 quart slow cooker for this recipe.
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I plan to make this but have a question. I make my own meatballs so will I need to cook them first for this recipe?
You can put them in raw…they’ll cook fine!
Jennifer Graves says
This was soo good! Easy recipe! My husband put it with restaurant quality meals. It was added to my recipe book! My picky son even liked it.
Yay Jennifer! I’m glad you guys all liked it 🙂
Looks delicious. My husbands jamaican and i think he would enjoy this. What do you think about substituting the green curry paste with jamaican curry?
I bet it would be amazing!
Amanda Ryan says
What do you think about adding sweet potatoes?
I think it would be amazing!
Stephanie Goldscher says
I made this recipe for company and it received rave reviews. Thank you! I cut the Siriracha in half (plenty of heat for this crowd) and served it over farfalle pasta (bow ties). This recipe is a keeper. So easy and yummy!
Thanks for letting me know Stephanie! I’m so glad!!
This is cooking in my crockpot right now! I think I may have messed up by using knock-off, generic Sriracha from the dollar store (I was already there and figured I would try to save a little money). This is the 4th recipe I’ve tried from your blog (pesto minestrone, tomato tortellini soup, gnocchi chicken kale soup). You are my go-to for easy, not-boring, nutritious crockpot recipes! Please keep them coming.
Thanks so much! This is really so nice to hear. 🙂
So glad that I ran across this recipe! Made them for the first time today, and will definitely be making them again! I used turkey meatballs and they turned out delicious! The sauce is the perfect amount of spiciness- if you like coconut curry you will love this dish! …. and the recipe couldn’t be easier! I normally stay away from typical crock-pot recipes, but this recipe has an authentic ethnic flavor… So, if you like authentic dishes, but sometimes need something quick & easy for a party or carry-in at work, this recipe is amazing! I’m serving it with naan and a Mediterranean salad!
Thanks so much Deborah! I’m glad you liked it. I love naan bread!!