Step 1: Preheat the oven to about 200 degrees celsius.
Step 3: Dice the tomatoes and drain them a little so they won’t get the chips all soggy. Chop up the spring onions and grate the cheese.
Step 5: Fry the ground beef (don’t forget to add the seasoning) until brown. I don’t use butter, because I like to have the beef as dry as possible. This is to counter potential sogginess of the chips.
Step 7: Spread the refried beans with a spoon on the bottom of the oven plate. (Yes, it is supposed to smell like dog food).
Step 8: Put on a layer of chips, a layer of tomatoes, spring onions, ground beef and cheese.
Step 9: Put on another layer of chips, tomatoes, spring onions, ground beef and cheese.
Step 10: Put on the final layer of chips (be sure to leave some for later!) and the rest of the tomatoes, spring onions, ground beef and cheese.
Step 12: Put in the oven until the cheese is melted and is starting to turn brown. I think this takes about 10 minutes, but I never keep track.
Step 14: Time to eat! Dip your chips in the salsa, or pour the salsa over your nacho mountain.
Step 16: Notes: use more cheese than you think is necessary. You will be rewarded for it. Really, overdo it.