Cilantro Beef Nachos

PictureCilantro! I can NOT say enough great things about this AMAZING herb! Besides, Basil and Italian Flat-Leafed Parsley, Cilantro ranks right up there as a top favorite. So you might be asking yourself ‘What exactly is cilantro?’

Cilantro and Coriander are names to two different parts of the same plant. Cilantro is the citrusy leaves and Coriander are the light brown seeds used for spices in cooking. Cilantro (green leaves) gives your food that extra pizzazz by enhancing the flavor of your food without adding extra calories!

Cilantro has many healthy benefits including high amount of antioxidants, Vitamins A, C, K, and Manganese. One of the beneficial properties of consuming Cilantro is its’ ability to help cleanse the body of toxic metals. Toxic chemicals are literally all around us but if there is something as simple as adding cilantro to a meal to help aid in the detoxification process that will help cleanse our bodies of those toxic metals, you better believe that I am all for it. However, I always like to note, that the build up of these toxic metals takes years to build up and consuming foods like cilantro sporadically, won’t automatically cleanse you, BUT it’s a start in the right direction. In some of my blog posts, I like to include nutritional information to help you to learn and for you to be aware of what foods, or in this case herbs, you eat that have the potential, to make an impact in your life.

Well, enough chit chat on to the recipe! This is Nachos…healthified! My version of nachos I use lean organic meat, corn, fresh tomatoes with hot green chilies, organic black beans, and plenty of hot sauce to add a punch and many tears…of flavor!!! Plus, this version of nachos is naturally gluten-free which for me is a HUGE plus!! =)

I hope you guys enjoy this recipe!


  • 1 lb. of lean ground beef (organic lean ground beef is optional)
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 cans of tomato and green chilies
  • 1-2 cans of black beans
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 1/4-1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup of hot sauce of your choice I prefer Arizona Pepper Products Jalapeno Sauce


  1. Sauté in a pan 1 small onion chopped and cook until translucent
  2. Add the ground beef and stir until cooked.  Turn down the stove temperature to low heat.
  3. I usually add the hot sauce to the cooked ground beef to start flavoring the meat.
  4. I then drain my canned tomatoes and green chilies and add to them to the meat 
  5. Thoroughly drain and rinse the black beans and add to the pot
  6. Add your frozen corn and stir.
  7. Add the rest of the hot sauce and then some if you like it really spicy!
  8. The add your amazing Cilantro and stir it so everything is blended.

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