Healthy Loaded Black bean Nachos Recipe

So many delicious flavours and textures! The spicy beef is loaded with Mexican spices and the guacamole has jalapeno for some extra zing. We reckon this loaded comfort bowl has it going on.
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Serves: 4
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican



  • 2 sweet potatoes peeled & sliced lengthways
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 3 tbsp feta goat's cheese or sour cream.
  • 10 cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander chopped
  • 1 lime quartered

Spicy Mexican beef

  • 1 tbsp olive or coconut oil
  • ½ large red onion finely diced
  • ½ red capsicum finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 500 g beef mince
  • ½ tsp chilli
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp cumin, ground
  • 1 tsp coriander, ground
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 400 g tin diced tomatoes
  • 400 g tin black beans rinsed and drained
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Jalapeno guacamole

  • 2 medium ripe avocadoes
  • 1 garlic finely grated
  • 2 tomatoes deseeded and diced
  • 1 jalapeno or long red chili seeds removed, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • ½ tsp cumin, ground


  • Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6. 
  • Peel and slice the sweet potato lengthways using a mandolin into 1.5 mm slices. 
  • Place sweet potato in a bowl. Drizzle with melted coconut oil and toss to coat. Spread sweet potato, in a single layer, on lined roasted trays. Bake for 10 minutes, then turn over and return to the oven for a further 8–10 minutes or until the edges are golden. Depending on the sweet potatoes, they may need longer in the oven. Season with salt and allow to cool completely to crisp up. 

Spicy Mexican Beef

  • To make the spicy Mexican beef, heat the oil in a large frying pan to a medium-high temperature. Add the onion, capsicum and garlic and cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the beef and cook, stirring to break up any lumps, for 5 minutes until browned. Add the spices and tomato paste and cook for 1 minute, then mix in the tomatoes. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10–12 minutes. Add drained black beans and season with salt and pepper, to taste. 

Japaleno Guacamole

  • To make the jalapeno guacamole, scoop out the avocado flesh and place in a large bowl. Add all the remaining ingredients and, using the back of a fork, mash to combine. Taste and season. 
  • To assemble the nachos, divide the spicy beef between bowls, top with guacamole and sweet potato chips and scatter with feta, tomatoes, and coriander. Serve with lime wedges alongside.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Nachos With Spicy Beef
Amount Per Serving
Calories 835 Calories from Fat 513
% Daily Value*
Fat 57g88%
Saturated Fat 26g163%
Cholesterol 100mg33%
Sodium 836mg36%
Potassium 1833mg52%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 19g79%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 10871IU217%
Vitamin C 61mg74%
Calcium 213mg21%
Iron 8mg44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Posted by Sam Wood

Father and husband, on a mission to help people move more, eat better and make a positive change to their lives. Sam Wood has over 20 years experience as a personal trainer and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts and media commentators in the health & fitness industry. Sam is the founder and personal trainer of 28, Australia’s #1 home fitness and nutrition program, and he's also the proud owner of Australia’s largest personal training studio, The Woodshed, based in Brighton, Melbourne.