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dutch oven curried meatballs

Dutch Oven Curried Meatballs

Dutch Oven Curried Meatballs -The perfect appetizer for the big game or to entertain!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 380 kcal


  • 28 Oz Frozen Meatballs Unseasoned or Turkey
  • 1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 4 Onions, Chopped
  • 10 Garlic Cloves, Smashed
  • 1/2 Tbsp Ginger Powder
  • 4 Tsp Curry Powder
  • 4 Tsp Cumin
  • 4 Tsp Turmeric
  • 1/2 Cup Cilantro
  • 14.5 Oz Canned Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tsp Cayenne Pepper


  • Heat oil in a dutch oven on medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic and cook until onions have softened and turned translucent.
  • Stir in ginger powder, curry powder, cumin, turmeric and cilantro. Then mix in the crushed tomatoes.
  • Add the bay leaf then season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in lemon juice and cayenne pepper.
  • Let simmer for 5 minutes uncovered.
  • Remove bay leaf. Then use an immersion blender to puree sauce. Sauce should be smooth.
  • Add meatballs and stir to coat. Bring to a simmer, then place the lid on the dutch oven and let cook for 20 minutes. Garnish with fresh cilantro to serve, enjoy!