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Loaded nachos

Loaded Nachos Recipe

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  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 14 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Much healthier than regular nachos, this loaded nachos recipe is literally loaded with perfectly seasoned, grass-fed ground beef and topped with all sorts of delicious ingredients, like benefit-packed goat milk cheese, fiber-rich black beans and spicy jalapeños. Each bite is packed with flavor.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 16 ounce bag organic corn tortilla chips (blue or yellow corn)
  • 8 ounces goat’s milk cheddar, shredded (raw hard cheese, if possible)
  • 15 ounce can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 jalapeños, sliced and diced (seeds removed)
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 large orange or yellow pepper, diced
  • optional toppings: chopped scallions, salsa, goat’s milk yogurt or sour cream


  1. Heat a medium skillet on medium-high heat and add ground beef, chili powder, cumin and salt. Cook until beef is done, stirring frequently, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  3. Arrange a scant layer of chips on a roasting pan or 9 x 13 dish. Sprinkle half the beef mixture and cheese on chips.
  4. Arrange a second layer of chips on pan. Sprinkle the rest of the beef on chips.
  5. Add beans, tomato, jalapeños and peppers on top of chips. Cover with remaining cheese.
  6. Bake for 5 minutes, or until cheese is just melted.
  7. Remove from oven. Optionally scatter scallions over nachos, and serve with salsa and yogurt or sour cream.


Serve these at your next game day party or even as an appetizer.

  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Category: Snacks, Appetizers
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 145g
  • Calories: 321
  • Sugar: 1.7g
  • Sodium: 249mg
  • Fat: 16.9g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.4g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 9g
  • Trans Fat: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 25.8g
  • Fiber: 2.7g
  • Protein: 16.5g
  • Cholesterol: 46mg