Spicy Turkey Mini-Meatball Nachos

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Serves: 12


  • 1 lb lean ground turkey 500 g
  • 1/4 tsp each sea salt and pepper 1 mL
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans, well rinsed, drained and dried 125 mL
  • 1/3 cup Sensations by Compliments No Limits Barbecue Sauce 75 mL
  • 2 tbsp hot sauce 30 mL
  • 1 bag blue corn tortilla chips (300 to 385 g)
  • 4 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups Compliments Balance Part Skim Mozzarella Shredded Cheese 375 mL
  • 1/2 cup finely sliced green onions (4 to 5) 125 mL
  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled, pitted and sliced


  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400˚F (200˚C). Cut turkey lengthwise into 8 strips; cut crosswise into eighths to create grid of 64 pieces. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roll each piece into 1/2-in. (1 cm) ball. Gently stir together meatballs, black beans, barbecue sauce and hot sauce to coat evenly. Spread meatball mixture on parchment paper-lined rimmed baking sheet; bake until meatballs are cooked through, about 20 min. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.

  • Step 2

    Set aside 2 tbsp (30 mL) green onions. Spread half of the tortilla chips over a parchment paper–lined rimmed baking sheet, then top with half each of the meatball mixture, tomatoes, cheese and green onions. Repeat a second layer with remaining ingredients. Bake until cheese is melted, about 10 min.

  • Step 3

    Using parchment paper, slide nachos onto serving platter. Garnish with avocado and remaining green onions.


Using fresh green onions and avocado, turkey instead of beef, switching up your full-fat cheese with part-skim cheese, and substituting black beans for refried beans, means you cut down on fat and calories – without compromising on taste.

These mini meatballs are made with just meat and seasoning, so we use an express method to prepare them: cut your “piece” of ground turkey into strips lengthwise; then cut crosswise to create a grid of 64 pieces; simply give each piece a quick roll and they’re ready.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description 1/12 of the recipe
  • Calories 280
  • Fat 14 g
  • Saturated Fat 3 g
  • Carbs 25 g
  • Sugar 4 g
  • Protein 14 g
  • Cholesterol 40 mg
  • Fibre 4 g
  • Sodium 410 mg