Amish Haystacks Recipe


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • One 1/4-ounce package taco seasoning mix
  • One 14-ounce jar (or 1 1/2 cups) spaghetti sauce
  • Two 9-ounce bags tortilla chips, crushed
  • 2 cups hot cooked rice, prepared as label directs
  • 1 head lettuce, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 cup sliced pitted ripe olives
  • 1 cup diced green pepper
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup crumbled cooked bacon
  • 1 cup sunflower seed kernals
  • One jar salsa


Sometimes When An Amish Or Mennonite Family In This Area Is In Need, Their Local Community Holds Benefit Dinners Which Often Feature These "haystacks." The Components Offered Differ From Dinner To Dinner And With The Seasons.

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