Middle Eastern Turkey Meatballs With Couscous

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

This recipe was my introduction to couscous, and I've never looked back. The first time I made it, I did accidentially use israeli couscous (don't try it!). The cinnamon is very subtle, and the meatballs are very complex in flavor. This is very healthy, and tastes sooo good!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Spray large skillet with cooking spray. Sauté 3/4 cup onion until tender.
  2. Bring broth to a boil in small saucepan over high heat, stir in couscous and 1/4 tsp salt. Cover and remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir in onion and spinach. Set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, combine turkey, egg substitute, remaining 1/4 cup onion, steak sauce, cinnamon, cumin, remaining salt and black pepper in medium bowl. Mix well. Shape into 1 inch balls (makes approximately 24).
  4. Spray skillet with cooking spray. Over medium high heat, add meatballs and cook until no longer pink, roughly 7 minutes.
  5. Add water and tomato paste to skillet, whisk until blended. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Add meatballs. Cook until meatballs are hot.
  6. Serve meatballs and sauce over couscous mixture.


Most Helpful

Not a good combination, the couscous don't go well with the meatballs

rr19optd April 20, 2014

These were great, the only thing I did differently was add the spinach and onions to the meatballs and sauce instead of the couscous. I will definately make this again.

Retro Kali June 09, 2010

Fabulous recipe!! The spices mixed with the turkey and then the flavor of the sauce after the meatballs are cooked...wow! I went for a walk after supper and when I came back in the house the smell of dinner was still intoxicatingly delicious! The couscous went perfect and I made a spinach salad to go with it.

mandagirl May 17, 2008

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