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Navajo Tacos (Indian Fry Bread) 




For the Fry Bread:

3 cups all-purpose flour

4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon kosher salt

2 tablespoons softened butter or ghee

1 ¼ cup whole milk

️ 3 cups vegetable oil for frying

Savory Toppings:

1 lb ground beef 80/20

️ 2 tbsp Steak fajita seasoning or Homemade Taco Seasoning

15 oz black beans, drained

2 cups iceberg lettuce, shredded

3 plum tomatoes, diced

sour cream

queso sauce or shredded cheese of choice

Sweet Version:


Powdered Sugar


1️⃣ Make the Dough: Mix flour, baking powder, salt, and butter until crumbly. Make a well, pour in milk, and knead into a soft dough. Cover and rest for 15 minutes.

2️⃣ Form Dough: Roll into a log, divide into 12 pieces, roll each into a ball, then flatten into 6-inch circles. Prick with a fork.

3️⃣ Fry: Heat oil to 350°F. Fry each dough circle for 30 seconds on one side, flip, fold into a taco shell, and fry until golden.

4️⃣ Prepare Toppings: If making savory tacos, brown the ground beef with seasoning, prepare other toppings.

5️⃣ Assemble Tacos: Fill fry bread with beef, beans, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, and cheese for savory. For sweet, drizzle honey and dust with powdered sugar.❤️


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