Pizza Balls

I made these tasty appetizers for a few friends at the farmers market yesterday.  They are a little bite of pizza. You could even make them with raw hamburger, the way sausage balls are made, but I had cooked hamburger on hand and it worked fine too.

Pizza Balls

• 1 c. cooked and drained ground beef

• 1 c. reduced fat baking mix

• ½ c. reduced fat shredded mozzarella cheese

• 3 TB tomato sauce

• 2 tsp Italian seasoning

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly spray baking sheet with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, mix together beef, baking mix, mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce and Italian seasoning. Combine until the mixture is a workable consistency. Roll into 1 inch balls. Arrange pizza balls on the baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven 20 minutes, or until lightly browned. Serve hot. Could also add diced onion and green pepper to the mix.

Yield: 20 balls. Per ball= 53 Calories; 2g Fat (41.1% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 8mg Cholesterol; 116mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fat.

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