Haystacks Make the Perfect Fall Recipe

by Crystal Carder
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Haystacks are one of those recipes that have endless possibilities. Top it with lettuce, tomato, salsa, and sour cream, or eat it with just a bit of cheese. No matter what you choose to top your haystack with, you’re bound to have an easy meal the whole family will love!

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I wish I was one of those women who created Pin-worthy recipes, but unfortunately, I am not. My food tastes good, but it hardly ever involves more than just a few ingredients. So, the other day when my husband told me my in-laws were coming up, I had to scramble to find something to make. Of course, I hadn’t been to the grocery store in a while and my options were kind of limitless.

As I was searching in the Haystacks Make the Perfect Fall Recipe 82deep freezer for ideas, I came across a pack of hamburger. Since you can make so many things with hamburger, I tried to think of the easiest thing possible to make. That’s when I thought of haystacks. Haystacks are super simple and look nothing like real haystacks, but people always love them.

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Making Haystacks

Haystacks don’t require many ingredients, to make them, but depending on your preferences, you can top them with endless possibilities. For my haystack recipe, I start out with my wintry chili recipe.

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While the hamburger for the chili cooks, I multitask and I get all my toppings ready. I will usually cut up a tomato, an onion, and get some lettuce cleaned and ready. By the time I am finished doing all of this, my hamburger is usually cooked and I can finish making my chili.

Once my chili is ready to eat, I let it simmer in the pot and I am ready to prepare my haystack.

Haystacks Recipe

A delicious fall day recipe that can be customized so everyone loves it!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Chili, Dinner, Easy Meals, Haystacks, Lettuce, Salsa
15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 1 Wintry Day Chili follow recipe
  • 1 Bag Fritos Scoops add more bags for larger groups
  • 1 Head Lettuce
  • 1 Tomato diced (optional)
  • 1 Onion diced (optional)
  • 1 Jar Salsa (optional)
  • 1 Tub Sour Cream (optional)
  • 1 Bag Shredded Cheese (optional)


  1. Make Wintry Day Chili and let simmer

  2. Prepare toppings; cut tomato, onion, and shred lettuce

  3. Make Haystack by

  4.  ---Place a handful of Fritos on plate first

  5. ---Top Fritos with chili

  6. ---Top chili with desired toppings

  7. Eat & Enjoy!

Haystacks are a recipe that my family love! I hope yours does too! Looking for more recipes visit my recipe tab HERE.

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