Meatless Meatballs and Garlic Couscous

Meatless Meatball and Garlic Couscous

Just a quick post to show what is going with Me In The Kitchen this Thanksgiving. As I’ve stated in other posts, I don’t typically cook a traditional Thanksgiving meal. I usually cook something new or something I’ve been craving for awhile. Like the one time I attempted to recreate my Grandmother’s Yeast Rolls, which failed horribly. This year I decided to try a recipe for Meatless Meatballs from “So You’re Dating a Vegan”. Instead of pasta noodles I used couscous. Below you’ll also find my quick and easy couscous recipe.



What I would do differently:

  • Nothing, I loved the “meat”balls. I would absolutely make this again.

My Substitutions:

  • Hot Pepper Sauce instead of Chili/Chipotle Chili
  • I started to make the marinara sauces the way they describe, but in the end, I made my sauce with the addition of pepper and onion mix.
  • Also in the video directions, they mentioned using 1/2 cup of COOKED lentils. I believe this was a mistake based on how little 1/2 cup produced and what the video shown. In light of this, I used the entire amount of 1/2 DRY lentils which produces about 3/4 COOKED lentils. Either way, I love my version.


Garlic Couscous

Garlic Couscous

Author: Chef Ria


  • 1 Cup Couscous
  • 1 1/4 Cup Water
  • 4 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Italian Season
  • 1 Tsp Sea Salt


  1. Bring water to a boil, add couscous, cover with lid, then remove from heat.
  2. Let couscous rest for at least 10 minutes. *DO NOT REMOVE LID* This is the actual cooking step
  3. In a separate skillet saute’ oil, garlic, salt and seasonings
  4. Mix garlic oil with couscous and serve

*Updated to add clarification on cooked lentil amount

Comments: 2

  1. […] does not taste exactly like eggs, but it is good (at least to some people, I’m not a fan). Lentil and Rice “meat”balls will not taste just like the ones your Nana used to make, but they are good in their own right. […]

  2. […] never made before. Some of you might remember my yeast rolls fiasco. Or when I made delicious meatless meatballs. Since breads and dough in general are my kryptonite, I tried my hand at making tortillas. I love […]

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