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.
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)