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Camping Haystacks Recipe

Camping Haystacks Recipe

Try this easy layered dish for a quick and easy meal after a day of hiking. —Gaylene Anderson, Sandy, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 ounces) chili with beans
  • 2 packages (1 ounce each) corn chips
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped lettuce
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 2 tablespoons sliced ripe olives
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream

Directions

  • 1. In a small saucepan, heat chili. Divide corn chips between two plates; top with chili. Layer with cheese, lettuce, tomato, salsa, olives and sour cream. Serve immediately. Yield: 2 servings.

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ccolor1
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2016

"This was so easy, tasty and fun to play around with. I used 2 cans of chili, but different brands so the flavor wasn't overwhelming and the leftover chili is frozen for another day. Thanks for the recipe!"

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karen walters
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2016

"My family loved this. It was tasty and fun and gluten-free. It's great for families with a lot of foot sensitivities, since each family member can skip the ingredients they can't eat. They loved putting together their own stacks. We added onions and hot sauce, and did Fritos corn chips as a special treat. We haven't used it camping yet, but are really looking forward to that next summer. Having done a lot of outdoor meals, I recognize this one as easy and fun, but with to comforting warmth (w/ the chili) often needed to fill children and teens in cool evenings while living out of doors."

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the.ancient.one
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2015

"Are Haystacks a cookie or a candy?? Please reply"

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sarahlenjohnson
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2014

"I used to eat this as a kid. If you are on a budget you can substitute sour cream for ranch dressing sitting in the fridge and skip the salsa and olives if you don't care for them as i didn't. It tastes better than this recipe to me."

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MissMies
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2014

"If you make this as a "Walking Taco" you can take it hiking. Just put the other ingredients inside a frito chip single serving bag."

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randcbruns
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2014

"We call this Frito Pie at home. This recipe is a staple in our home. It is the prefect quick meal on a busy night. You can customize it with so many different toppings and meat options."

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FLC
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2014

"We've always called this frito pie. A good meal in a pinch with onions and mexican blend cheese."

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linkin6
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2013

"I grew up having these in boarding school and still make them for my family today. They are super easy and you can make them many different ways."

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rubnzrcn2
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2012

"mlujdu !!! REALLY?!?!... do you not have better things to do with your time!"

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rubnzrcn2
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2012

"We call these "Frito Boats"... We slice down the long side of a frito single serve bag. Scoop in the chili, you can add what you like, IE: sour cream, cheese, onions, etc. We eat them camping, but they started at the snack shack during race season. Love them! (oh, I just don't get why some people rate a recipe they a: have never tried; or b: that they would prefer to make so many changes to it that it actually might be called something else. )"

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kc5
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2011

"Recently made this on our camping trip-my kids and I loved it!!"

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nohiking2007
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2011

"I have made haystacks for many years. Like many others, I prefer home cooked beans with onions, garlic, various seasonings and cooked for at least 3 hours to make a nice soft bean. (Black beans are my favorite). Sometimes instead of the chips, or along with them, I cook up some brown rice. It is an easy and can be healthy dish...just depends on the ingredients you use."

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nohiking2007
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2011

"I have made haystacks for many years. Like many others, I prefer home cooked beans with onions, garlic, various seasonings and cooked for at least 3 hours to make a nice soft bean. (Black beans are my favorite). Sometimes instead of the chips, or along with them, I cook up some brown rice. It is an easy and can be healthy dish...just depends on the ingredients you use."

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Sprowl
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2011

"Wow, this is a recipe! Who knew. I've been making this for over 30 years, usually the first night of our camping trip, with the veggies already cut up. Heat the chili and we were ready to go. The kids loved it too!"

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PBaysore
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2011

"Any recipe that calls for canned chili is really not worth making. I made it with home made chili and it was good. However, as written, it is poor."

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Bleugerman
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2011

"This is wonderful on camping trips or even in the car on a trip. Just make it in the chip bag. I do vary the toppings to suit my family. I love the versatility of this. Thank you. I do hate when people complain about the nutrition. If it is too much for you then don't make it. Just don't try to shove your opinion down everyone's throat."

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shellydawn40
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2011

"I did not mean to post it 3 times and can't figure how to remove 2 of them "

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shellydawn40
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2011

"We love Haystacs...my kids ask me to make them at least once a month. I throw a couple pounds of beans in the crock pot the night before....and when we get back from church we all chip in chopping the veggies, we also have avacados and chopped onions. I make my own cheese sauce using a blender and blending till smooth and creamy. Raw cashews, pimentos, brewers yeast flakes (you can get at any health food store), onion powder, salt and lemon juice to taste...mmm mmm good and so healtyh!"

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shellydawn40
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2011

"We love Haystacs...my kids ask me to make them at least once a month. I throw a couple pounds of beans in the crock pot the night before....and when we get back from church we all chip in chopping the veggies, we also have avacados and chopped onions. I make my own cheese sauce using a blender and blending till smooth and creamy. Raw cashews, pimentos, brewers yeast flakes (you can get at any health food store), onion powder, salt and lemon juice to taste...mmm mmm good and so healtyh!"

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shellydawn40
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2011

"We love Haystacs...my kids ask me to make them at least once a month. I throw a couple pounds of beans in the crock pot the night before....and when we get back from church we all chip in chopping the veggies, we also have avacados and chopped onions. I make my own cheese sauce using a blender and blending till smooth and creamy. Raw cashews, pimentos, brewers yeast flakes (you can get at any health food store), onion powder, salt and lemon juice to taste...mmm mmm good and so healtyh!"

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brettknutson
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

"Have been making this for years both for family campouts and for youth group campouts. It's also great if you want a simple home meal. I purchase the Chili Cheese flavored corn chips, it gives it a bit more zeal. You really can't go wrong."

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amandassoaps
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

"This looks really good and easy will have to try"

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Maddy51
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

"Great recipe. Stagg chili is awesome in this recipe. They make many different kinds. You're bound to find one that you like. As for the nutrition statement, you can reduce all amounts by using low fat/low sodium ingredients."

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michelle12468
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

"I went to private school and they called these "Haystacks" also but vegetarian chili was used I LOVE THEM and make them for my family also!"

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auntiem181
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

"I have been making this for my kids for the past 20 years. They love it."

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rnjrossi
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

"Never made this, but we called it ' Taco in a Bag' and it was a huge seller at my sons' high school basketball and football games !"

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Rockamama
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

"The whole family found it tasting way too salty, including the kids."

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candymae
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

"I AM TRYING TO CUT DOWN ON CAL AND CHOESTEROL BUT I SURELY GIVE THISONE A TRY. OH ME"

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pelkeyeb1
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

"Very easy and yummy, too! One way to make less clean up is to leave the chips in the bag and just dump everything else in the bag, too! Easily shaken up. We use salsa in our's too and Doritos Nacho Cheese chips also are pretty tasty :)"

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dardar2002
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

"My grandkids loved this, it was easy to make, had all the ingredients on hand. With a bottle of lemonade, it was a winner.Will be good to make again for the summer months."

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qwm
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

"This is a great, easy dish to make. It's a version of what my mother used to make in the '50s and '60s. She called it "Taco Plate". Good eats!"

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cafe37
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

"This is so quick & easy, and the whole family loves it. It will be a "Regular" in my cook book."

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evyspears
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

"Yes, mlujdu! We can read the nutrition facts for ourselves! If you don't like it, don't make it. Otherwise, mind your own business! Or are you a member of the food police?"

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jr1849
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

"This is very good. A quick easy meal for those busy nights. As for the nutrition facts, I have to agree with Liz Provencher. If you don't want to make and/or eat this that 's fine. Stop being the Food Police mlujdu and let the rest of us live!"

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ebpookie
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

"I have made this before and you can go lighter on this. First of all i have made turkey chili and frozen it for camping, then i use everything but instead of the chips being on the bottom i just use them for garnishment and crunch and use more lettuce to make it filling, you can get around the sodium count by making your own chili as for the chips use them sparinly for garnishment. Take an extra hike and you'll burn a serving off in no time. Don't rate it just because of it's nutrtional value no where did it say it was lite, now if would have then you can complain this is about TASTE!!!!"

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ganadoariz
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

"This sounds like a Frito Pie, where I come from. We love them, and eat them often. Makes a quick meal anytime."

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kmaas262
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

"EXCEPT, I make this recipe with no-fat-added bean chili. Go lighter by substituting salsa for the sour cream. And go light or none on the cheese. Make the lettuce some good leaf lettuce, not flavorless iceberg. Our family is a mix of vegetarian and vegan, and we eat haystacks often!"

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happyinny
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

"Very easy and good recipe. Thank you for sharing."

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Liz Provencher
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

"Don't give low star's for the nutrition facts!!! No one is holding a gun to your head forcing you to make it. If you won't make it, just move on and let others make up their own minds."

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mlujdu
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

"Doesn't anyone read the nutrition in receipes? 620 cal., 30g fat, 61mg cholesterol, 1,654mg Sodium, 61g Carbs - this is deathly!!!"

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bnoren
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

"FABULOUS-Armour chili is very good. You can also put the ingredients into an indiviual bag of Fritos-we call this a "walking taco""

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tbearmom03
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

"Have made this for years with my homemade chili. Hadn't used the lettuce and tomato, but a great idea. I gave it 4 stars for using canned chili as written. I'd give it 5 stars with homemade chili."

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Rockamama
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

"I made this for a camping trip. It was very salty and the canned chili beans had an off-flavor."

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PeggyGates
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2011

"On the light side...buy corn tortillas and cut into thin strips...bake until crisp and use beans, meat, chopped tomatoes, diced jalepenos, cheese, sour cream, and anything else you want to pile on to the tortilla strips...we call this "Pile On" at our house."

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Latina2U
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2011

"without Olives."

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