The Recipe: Navajo Tacos

original recipe found on

Fry Bread
serves 10
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp and 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups milk
Oil for Frying

2 lbs ground beef
2 packages of taco seasoning
2 cans beans (if desired)
shredded cheese
tomatoes, diced
sour cream
hot sauce


1. In a large skillet, over medium-high heat, cook the ground beef with taco seasoning mix according to seasoning mix package directions. Cover, and keep warm while you prepare the fry bread.

2.In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in milk, 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.

3. Heat oil in a large, deep heavy skillet or deep fryer to 365 degrees F (180 degrees C). Oil should be about 1 1/2 inches deep. Break off 3/4 cup sized pieces of dough, and shape into round discs 1/4 inch in thickness, making a thinner depressed area in the center. Fry breads in the hot oil until golden on both sides, turning only once. Drain on paper towels.

4. Top fry bread with desired toppings.

*Just checking to see if you’re paying attention. Who eats anchovies on Navajo Tacos?


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