Skinny, Mini Mexican Meatball Tostada Appetizers Recipe

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Delight your guests with these itty, bitty meatballs atop a mini tostada. This is such a yummy and simple appetizer to make that it might just become your go-to recipe! The skinny for each appetizer, 31 calories 1 gram fat and 1 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. So cute and so fun to eat!

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Servings: 48 appetizers


Cost per serving $0.15 view details
  • 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
  • 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


  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. SKINNY FACTS: for 1 mini meatball tostada
  6. 32 calories, 1g fat, 3g protein, 3g carbs, 0g fiber, 79mg sodium, 0g sugar
  7. Weight Watchers (old points) 1

  8. Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 1
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 23g
Recipe makes 48 servings
Calories 44  
Calories from Fat 20 45%
Total Fat 2.22g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.67g 3%
Trans Fat 0.09g  
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 32mg 1%
Potassium 63mg 2%
Total Carbs 3.67g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.4g 1%
Sugars 0.35g 0%
Protein 2.37g 4%



  • Lynn Yamamoto
    October 21, 2012
    I made these with ground turkey, and took them to a potluck. They were a big hit! Quick and easy, too!
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!


    • ShaleeDP
      May 22, 2013
      I like this one. Looks very tasty and cute looking too!
      • Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
        October 22, 2012
        I'm so happy everyone liked these mini meatballs. Thank Lynn!
        • Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
          June 11, 2012
          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

          Weight Watchers (old points) 1

          Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 1

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