Back in the olden days (the 1980's) we used to go to a Mexican restaurant that served these excellent nachos they called "Nachos Grandes." What made them special was that they were individually stacked. No one else does that. If you get nachos at any other Mexican restaurant or even anywhere, really, they just throw all the stuff on there all willy-nilly and you have to use a knife or something to separate everything. That's an annoying mess. Plus the toppings are never evenly distributed that way. Half the chips only have half the stuff on them. I hate that. So I like to make deluxe individually stacked nachos at home sometimes for a fun dinner.
I start out with a nice good-sized round chip on which I spread refried beans. Then I add either some good beef taco meat or some Mexy chicken. Then I put a good thick square of cheddar and top with jalapenos. That part is baked in the oven until the cheese melts. That's the hot part.
For the cold part I put a layer of guacamole, then some diced tomatoes and top with shredded lettuce. If you wanted to go one more round you could then add sour cream.
When I was making these Saturday night, I was thinking how convenient it would be if I could buy refried beans in a tube:
That doesn't exist though. I made that picture for illustration purposes. The guacamole I bought is very good and much easier than making it from scratch and I had cut a hole in the corner of the vacuum sealed bag and was squeezing it out and thought, "I wish I could have done this with the beans." Just squeeze and then smooth with a spatula. I like when things are easy. But not too easy or I would have just tossed it all in a pile like everyone else does.
So if a producer, manufacturer or distributor of refried beans ever finds this: Please consider refried beans in a squeeze tube. I will certainly buy that.