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Navajo Tacos

Navajo Tacos

  • Author: Alyssa
  • Total Time: 44 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 12


Whip up something delicious tonight with our Navajo Tacos recipe! Experience the unique crunch and flavor of Indian Fry Bread combined with classic taco fillings. A perfect meal to delight everyone at your table!


  • All-purpose flour (3 cups): Provides the structure for the fry bread.
  • Baking powder (4 1/2 teaspoons): Helps the bread puff up during frying.
  • Kosher salt (1 teaspoon): Enhances flavor.
  • Milk (1 ¼ cups): Adds moisture and richness to the dough.
  • Vegetable oil (for frying, 3 cups): Used to fry the bread, giving it a crispy texture.
  • Ground beef (1 lb): Serves as a hearty protein for the taco filling.
  • Black beans (15 oz, drained): Adds texture and protein to the filling.
  • Lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, and cheese: Common taco toppings that add freshness, creaminess, and flavor.


  1. Prepare the Dough: Mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Add softened butter and milk to form a soft dough.
  2. Rest the Dough: Let the dough rest covered for about 15 minutes to make it easier to handle.
  3. Shape and Fry: Divide the dough, roll it out, and fry each piece in hot oil until puffed and golden.
  4. Prepare the Toppings: While the bread fries, cook the ground beef with spices and prepare other toppings like lettuce and tomatoes.
  5. Assemble the Tacos: Top the fry bread with beef, beans, and your choice of additional toppings like sour cream and cheese.


  • Dough Consistency: The dough should be soft but not sticky. Adjust the flour or milk as needed to achieve the right texture.
  • Serving Suggestions: Serve Navajo Tacos immediately after frying for the best texture.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 24 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Frying
  • Cuisine: Native American