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Haystack Salad Recipe

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This recipe comes in handy when it's too hot to be in the kitchen. It really is an all-in-one meal that appeals to the entire family.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground turkey or beef
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  • 2 cups spaghetti sauce
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2-1/4 cups milk
  • 8 ounces process cheese (Velveeta)
  • 2 cups hot cooked long grain rice
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, chopped
  • 4 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (15 to 16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 package (9 ounces) tortilla chips, crushed
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 855 calories, 46 g fat (24 g saturated fat), 142 mg cholesterol, 1,385 mg sodium, 65 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 43 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add spaghetti sauce and taco seasoning; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, for cheese sauce, melt butter in a large saucepan. Stir in flour, garlic powder and pepper. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Add American cheese; cook and stir until melted. Remove from the heat.
  3. On eight plates, layer the rice, lettuce, tomatoes, onion, beans, cheddar cheese and tortilla chips. Top with meat mixture, sour cream and cheese sauce. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Haystack Salad in Home-Style Soups, Salad and Sandwiches Cookbook 1996, p47

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 855 calories, 46 g fat (24 g saturated fat), 142 mg cholesterol, 1,385 mg sodium, 65 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 43 g protein.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Feb. 5, 2010

"Different! I used it as a dip! My family raved about it!"

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