Spicy Vegan Chickpea Meatballs

Yields: 6 Servings Difficulty: Medium Prep Time: 20 Mins Cook Time: 30 Mins Total Time: 50 Mins

Meatballs is made with some kind of ground meat like beef, veal, lamb or chicken. Here is a vegan meatball recipe made with ground chickpeas and couscous. It tastes really amazing served over some spaghetti.


0/12 Ingredients
    For the Vegan Meatballs:
  • For the Spicy Sauce


0/9 Instructions
    For Vegan Meatballs
  • If using dried chickpeas, wash and soak them in clean water overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degree F
  • Pour hot water over couscous in a bowl and cover it with a plate for about 10 minutes.
  • In a food processor, pulse cooked couscous, soaked chickpeas, some garlic cloves, salt, pepper, red chilli powder, soy sauce, parsley and a small red onion.
  • Roll the ground mixture into meatball sized balls and place them on a greased tray in the oven.
  • Place the vegan meatballs in the oven and cook for about 30 minutes, flipping them halfway through.
  • Spicy Sauce:
  • In a saucepan, add hot sauce, soy sauce, honey, Thai chilli sauce (can use spices of your own choice) and some cornstarch mixed with a little water. Bring the sauce to a simmer.
  • Add baked vegan meatballs into the saucepan and toss well until the meatballs are well coated with the spicy sauce. Garnish with some parsley.
  • Can serve this spicy vegan meatballs with rice or with some spaghetti and marinara sauce.



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