This is a simple one dish meal that's been in my family for years - corn chips, vegetables, beans and cheese all piled up to make a delicious haystack! Kids love it!

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan, combine the kidney beans, salt, chili powder and pepper. Cook over medium heat until heated through.

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  • To assemble the haystacks put a hand full of corn chips on a plate, follow with a spoonful of heated bean mixture, lettuce, tomato, green pepper, onions, olives, carrot, and cheddar cheese. Top with salsa and sour cream.

Nutrition Facts

634 calories; protein 18.4g 37% DV; carbohydrates 74.7g 24% DV; fat 32.2g 50% DV; cholesterol 28.2mg 9% DV; sodium 1697.8mg 68% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (41)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2009
One of many who grew up on this as an Adventist. I don't eat it with carrot, but it does work with pretty much anything you happen to have on hand. I find that regular corn chips (fritos) work a lot better than tortilla chips. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/18/2007
These were okay but we missed the beef we thought should be here. This was basically a vegetarian taco salad. 3 stars as written maybe with taco meat half as many beans (Ranch style preferred) some crisp corn and a little more heat/spice... but a very versatile recipe and can be adjusted to your own liking. This would be great when camping out. A great base to start with! Read More
(11)
55 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 40
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2008
I make this a lot. And I mean A LOT. I use black beans that I've cooked myself homemade taco seasoning and sometimes I'll add shredded carrots in with the bean mixture. You can really make this stretch with a can of tomato sauce a drained can of mexi-corn Rotel tomatoes and a half pound of ground beef if you have heavyweights at your table or just a lot of family to feed. Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2009
One of many who grew up on this as an Adventist. I don't eat it with carrot, but it does work with pretty much anything you happen to have on hand. I find that regular corn chips (fritos) work a lot better than tortilla chips. Read More
(20)
Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2005
Haystacks have been my favorite recipe since I was a kid (I still request them for my birthday suppers) - We use a good chili instead of just beans and also sometimes put guacamole ranch dressing pickles onions and many other toppings. There are no limits. YUM. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/18/2007
These were okay but we missed the beef we thought should be here. This was basically a vegetarian taco salad. 3 stars as written maybe with taco meat half as many beans (Ranch style preferred) some crisp corn and a little more heat/spice... but a very versatile recipe and can be adjusted to your own liking. This would be great when camping out. A great base to start with! Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2003
this is a classic recipe to have on hand!! Sometimes I crave the tastes and crunchiness! SLR Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2003
this is really good I ate a lot of it on night shift at a florida hospital it really sticks with you till morning. TRY IT Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2003
Kids are crazy about this! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2003
This is a fun and easy company dinner. It is a great meal to serve a large group and everyone enjoys building their own salad. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2003
A quick and tasty meal Tom Read More
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