In a large bowl, add the cous cous and 1/3 cup of cold water (yes, cold!) per person. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes to allow it to fluff.
Chop the mint and shallots. In a large dish, mix together the beef, spices, half of the mint, ¾ of the shallots, salt and pepper.
Depending on your taste, you can also add spices (Allspice, cumin, pepper, ras el hanout, garlic, etc) to the meat mixture.
Form balls in an oblong shape. You can also cook them on skewers.
In a preheated pan at high temperature, sautée the meatballs for 1-2 minutes on all 4 sides, until they are golden brown and cooked through.
Combine the yogurt with the rest of the mint and shallots. Add salt, pepper and a tablespoon of lemon juice and mix well.
To serve, plate the meatballs with the cous cous and yogurt. Add a dash of olive oil, salt and pepper and enjoy!
Average estimated amount for one serving