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Monday, July 20, 2015

Fry Bread Tacos

Change up your boring dinner routine with this easy recipe for Fry Bread Tacos (aka Navajo Tacos). A quick and simple bread dough is quickly fried and then topped with your favorite taco toppings!

Change up your boring dinner routine with this easy recipe for Fry Bread Tacos (aka Navajo Tacos). A quick and simple bread dough is quickly fried and then topped with your favorite taco toppings!

My first experience with Fry Bread Tacos was about 17 or 18 years ago from my Aunt Tammy. At the time, she lived two doors down from me and she gave me all kinds of recipes or ideas for recipes. Since I was young and really, just starting out in life, those recipes were very needed. At the time, I think I had one cookbook to my name? My Aunt Tammy was very good at knowing how to stretch a buck and I swear, she could make an entire meal out of what almost seemed like nothing.

Needless to say, many of those recipes she gave me became the starting place for me in the kitchen. Many of Aunt Tammy's recipes were from-scratch and for things that you could easily make at home to save yourself a few dollars at the store.

Fry Bread is one of those things my family only has two or three times a year - but every single time I make it, I'm taken back to my Aunt Tammy's house when she first told me about them! This is one of those recipes that is sooooo easy! Seriously, easy! I love how the bread puffs up and it really is the perfect vessel for holding all of your taco fixings! Feel free to use your choice of beans and meat. For this night, we went with refried beans and ground beef - but it is equally delicious with shredded chicken and pinto beans or pork carnitas with black beans. Whatever combo you choose, you can't go wrong! Of course, add your favorite taco topping to make this a grand slam meal! Enjoy!

*Side note for my blogging buds, Kathe & Evelyn - when are were getting together for Fry Bread Tacos and margaritas?! ;)

Change up your boring dinner routine with this easy recipe for Fry Bread Tacos (aka Navajo Tacos). A quick and simple bread dough is quickly fried and then topped with your favorite taco toppings!


Fry Bread Tacos
by Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 4-6 servings

Ingredients 
    For the fry bread:
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 tbsp. baking powder
    • 1 tsp. salt
    • 1 cup milk
    • 4 cups oil for frying, or as needed
    For the tacos:
    • 1 lb. taco seasoned meat (beef, pork or chicken)
    • 2 cups your favorite beans (refried, pinto, kidney, black)
    • 3 cups shredded lettuce
    • 1 cup (4 oz.) Cheddar cheese, shredded
    • 1 large tomato, chopped
    Additional ingredients for serving:
    • Salsa, sour cream, guacamole, taco sauce (if desired)

    Instructions

    1. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in milk with a wooden spoon and mix until the dough comes together. Add more flour if necessary to be able to handle the dough. On a floured surface, knead the dough until smooth, at least 5 minutes. Let the dough rest for 5 minutes.

    2. Heat oil in a large, deep heavy skillet to 375°F. Oil should be about 1 1/2 inches deep. Divide dough into 4 to 6 pieces and use a rolling pin to shape dough into ¼-inch thickness circles.

    3. Fry breads in the hot oil until golden on both sides, turning only once. Drain on paper towels.

    4. Top fry bread with your choice of beans, choice of taco seasoned meat, lettuce, cheese and tomatoes. Top with your choice of additional ingredients, such as salsa, sour cream, guacamole or taco sauce.

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    Change up your boring dinner routine with this easy recipe for Fry Bread Tacos (aka Navajo Tacos). A quick and simple bread dough is quickly fried and then topped with your favorite taco toppings!

    Have you ever tried Fry Bread Tacos before? I would love for you to tell me your favorite way to top Fry Bread Tacos in the comments!

    Change up your boring dinner routine with this easy recipe for Fry Bread Tacos (aka Navajo Tacos). A quick and simple bread dough is quickly fried and then topped with your favorite taco toppings!

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    17 comments:

    1. Yum! That looks amazing! I generally don't fry at home, but I am thinking this is worth an exception.

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    2. You have outdone yourself with this new spin on a taco, Jamie !

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    3. Oh My Goodness! I still haven't tried one of these babies, and I was just thinking, we need to go grab Kathe, a pitcher of margaritas and eat about 10 of these babies!! Outstanding recipe!!

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    4. Huge fry bread fan here as you well know! They are awesome hot from frying with honey too! And yes, a meet up of the three of us over marks and tacos HAS to happen :-)

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    5. I've never even heard of fry bread before, but I'm glad I know about it now! This looks delicious and a great way to spruce up taco night!

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    6. I am excited to make these! They look so good and I pinned it right away

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    7. When my kids were growing up I would make Indian Fry Bread as a sweet after school snack. I would make them smaller, then open them up so the butter would melt, then top with either honey or a favorite jam. Sometimes, immediately after frying the bread I would sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. I lost the recipe years ago. The recipe is very close to what I remember. I will definitely be trying the tacos. Thank you for sharing and posting this recipe! I am so excited to have it.

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      1. That's a great idea! My kids would love that!

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      2. That's a great idea! My kids would love that!

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    8. I just found your blog and following you now. I love this recipe, pinned it and definitely going to try :)

      Kia,
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    9. Love frybread and indian taco's I eat them at every powwow i go to in Ok,Ne,NM,Co

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    10. Love frybread and indian taco's I eat them at every powwow i go to in Ok,Ne,NM,Co

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    11. Any idea how many carbs one would have at all. I'm a dietetic

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    12. I love indian tacos. I add a little sugar to the flour/dough - makes them a little sweet and crunchy.

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    13. It's called indian fried bread <3 the most delectable, and most simply made things you can cook!!! I have a recipe I use that was handed down by my greatx4 grandmother!!
      Much life to everyone's cooking!!

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    14. Those sound like great memories with your aunt, and these tacos look amazing! I've never had fry bread before, can you believe it??

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    15. These are called Indian Tacos in Oklahoma. Very popular at Pow Wow's and fair's. You should cook the beans in with the ground beef and taco spices. I cook a little crushed tomatoes into that mixture. Spread that onto the fry bread, then the cheese (so it melts a little). Then put some lettuce, tomato, onions and pickled jalapenos on it. Use some picante sauce or salsa on top and maybe come sour cream to tame the jalapenos a little bit. I've been making these every Super Bowl Sunday for the last 20 years. Always a hit and delicious!

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