Perfect for the Healthy Holiday festivities…
1 lb. lean ground beef (93% fat Free)
¼ cup finely chopped yellow onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
½ teaspoon salt
4 ultra-thin slices cheddar cheese, each cut into 6 evenly sized rectangular pieces
3 pieces turkey bacon cooked according to package directions. Each cut into 8 evenly sized rectangular pieces.
24 dill pickle chips
4-6 large green leaf lettuce leaves, torn into 24 (total) small square-shaped pieces
12 cherry tomatoes sliced in half.
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Combine the beef, onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce and salt in a medium-sized bowl and mix well. Form mixture into 24 small meatballs (about 1 tbsp mixture per) Place meatballs onto a foil lined baking sheet and back until cooked through (about 15 minutes. Leave oven on.
3. Top each meatball with a piece of cheese, then return to the oven until the cheese melts (about 2-3 minutes. Let meatballs cool.
4. To assemble the bites: On a toothpick layer a cheese-covered meatball, piece of bacon, pickle chip, piece of lettuce and a tomato have, in that order.
Yields 4 servings (6 bites per serving) ~ Per Serving – 1 Lean, 1 Green, 3 condiments