Recipe: Amish Haystack Dinner

This is dinner tonight.  I had never heard of this before we moved here to NE Indiana quite a few years ago.  It’s used a lot for local fundraisers.  There are a lot of different recipes for it, but I ended up modifying a few coming up with my own recipe.  I’d love to hear what you think if you’ve made it or if you try it.

Haystack Dinner (approximately 15 servings)

Romaine lettuce, shredded
1 lb. corn chips, crushed
hot rice (2 cups uncooked)
2 cups shredded carrots
5 tomatoes, diced
1 large onion, diced
3 lb. fried burger seasoned with taco seasoning or spaghetti sauce (or you could use your favorite chili including beans)
4 cups shredded cheddar cheese or 3 cans cheddar cheese soup

Each item is stacked in order on a plate and served.

Optional ingredients:  sour cream or yogurt, black olives, green olives, chopped celery, walnuts, pecans, salsa, mozzarella cheese, hash brown potatoes, pineapple, hard boiled eggs, shredded pork, chopped bacon…the sky is the limit!

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