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Camping Haystacks

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.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts: 1 serving equals 620 calories, 30 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 61 mg cholesterol, 1,654 mg sodium, 61 g carbohydrate, 10 g fiber, 25 g protein.

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  • Tahjae
    Mar 30, 2020

    This is a haystack. For those who don’t know a haystack is a dish original to certain religious groups such as Seven Day Adventist. Growing up I used to look forward to haystacks after church, however, there are many different versions of haystacks now.

  • pajamaangel
    Dec 20, 2017

    I mean you can't really call this a recipe can you? For one it is not a haystack. If you left the Fritos in the bag and added the ingredients you have a typical street taco. I just threw everything into a bowl and mixed it up and ate is as a salad.

  • PAUL
    Oct 10, 2017

    this has been out as a walk-in taco for more than 15 years. A Haystack is a Carmel and Cocconut candy.

  • slocook805
    Jun 3, 2017

    No comment left

  • ccolor1
    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!

  • karen walters
    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.

    Dec 6, 2015

    Are Haystacks a cookie or a candy?? Please reply

  • sarahlenjohnson
    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.

  • MissMies
    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.

  • randcbruns
    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.