Ready For Chips
First I paint the plate with refried beans straight out of the can or the fridge. Then add any other ingredients that are already pre-prepped which also need heating up, including the shredded cheese and heat that in the microwave.
Next I add any uncooked or cold ingredients--salsa, sour cream, olives, green onion, tomato, avocado. Only the first four are on on this version as the others were unavailable that day.
Because this is a quick and easy way to make single-serving nachos this way of making them is handy on the weekends when Mom is with my brother's family and I'm responsible for all my own meals.