"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!"


15 m servings 634 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 634 kcal
  • 32%
  • Fat:
  • 32.2 g
  • 50%
  • Carbs:
  • 74.7g
  • 24%
  • Protein:
  • 18.4 g
  • 37%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 1698 mg
  • 68%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the kidney beans, salt, chili powder and pepper. Cook over medium heat until heated through.
  2. 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.
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  1. 45 Ratings


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 th...

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 dressi...

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 preferre...

this is a classic recipe to have on hand!! Sometimes I crave the tastes and crunchiness! SLR

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...

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

Kids are crazy about this!

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.

A quick and tasty meal, Tom