25 min

    This starter is hearty enough to serve as a main course. Tortilla chips are topped with chillied beans, vegetables, Cheddar cheese, salsa and soured cream.

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    Makes: 6 servings

    • 510g kidney beans, cooked
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 tablespoons chilli powder
    • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 415g tortilla chips
    • 1 head iceberg lettuce, rinsed, dried and finely chopped
    • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
    • 1 green pepper, chopped
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 200g chopped black olives
    • 1 carrot, grated
    • 125g grated Cheddar cheese
    • 125ml soured cream
    • 250g salsa

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. In a medium saucepan, combine the kidney beans, salt, chilli powder and pepper. Cook over medium heat until heated through.
    2. To assemble, place a handful of tortilla chips on a plate. Top with heated bean mixture, lettuce, tomato, green pepper, onions, olives, carrot and cheddar cheese. Top with salsa and soured cream.

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    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.  -  22 Dec 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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.  -  07 Jan 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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.  -  09 Oct 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)