Fry Bread Tacos

Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 20 mins Serves 4-6     adjust servings

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!

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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