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Skinny, Mini Mexican Meatball Tostada Appetizers

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Posted In:  Weight Watchers Recipes
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Preparation Time:  15 minutes
Cooking Time:  12 minutes
Course: appetizers
Cusine: mexican


Ingredients for Meatballs:

1 egg, I like Eggland’s Best eggs

1 cup onions, finely chopped

¼ cup cornmeal

1 (1 oz) package Lawry’s taco seasoning

2 tablespoons salsa

1 pound extra lean ground beef or turkey, see shopping tip

Ingredients for Tostadas:

48 Tostitos Baked Scoops, see shopping tip

3 cups romaine lettuce, shredded or chopped fine

½ cup Nancy’s Skinny Ranch Dressing or fat-free sour cream

½ cup salsa, I like Pace Medium Chunky Salsa or your favorite


Delight your guests with these itty, bitty meatballs atop a mini tostada. Perfect to serve during football season. This is such a yummy and simple appetizer to make that it might just become your go-to recipe!

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Coat a baking pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.

2. In a large bowl, mix together egg, onions, cornmeal, taco seasonings and salsa.
Add beef or turkey and blend well.

3. Using a  measuring tablespoon, scoop 1 level tablespoon for each meatball and roll into a ball. Repeat to make 48 meatballs. Place meatballs on a baking pan. Bake, uncovered, for about 12 minutes, until cooked completely. These can be prepped in advance and reheated before serving. They also freeze well.

4. To assemble each mini tostada: Place 1 tablespoon lettuce in each baked scoop. Drizzle with ½ teaspoon ranch or sour cream.  Add 1 meatball. Drizzle ½ teaspoon salsa on top of each. Repeat to make 48 meatballs.

5. Serve at once.

Makes 48 mini meatball tostadas

Shopping Tips
I used extra lean ground beef found at Trader Joe’s. Most supermarkets sell this type of lean ground beef or use ground turkey.

Tositos Baked Scoops are sold in most supermarkets. If you can’t find them, serve each meatball on a reduced-fat tortilla chip lined with lettuce, ranch and salsa.

Freezing Tip
These meatballs freeze great! I like to make the entire recipe and keep them on hand in the freezer for last minute entertaining or for a yummy snack!

Weight Watchers (old points) 1

Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 1

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 mini meatball tostada (calculated using extra lean beef and Nancy’s Skinny Ranch)
32 calories, 1g fat, 3g protein, 3g carbs, 0g fiber, 79mg sodium, 0g sugar


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