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Oklahoma Indian Tacos

Rated as 4.78 out of 5 Stars

"We used to get these at county fairs in Oklahoma when I was growing up! So good! A delicious chili mixture served on top of out-of-this-world fried bread and trimmed with all your favorite taco trimmings, like shredded cheese, lettuce, chopped tomatoes, black olives, and salsa."
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1 h servings 588
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C).
  2. Cook and stir ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat with onion until the meat is brown and crumbly, about 10 minutes; drain excess grease. Stir in chili seasoning mix, ranch-style beans, and diced tomatoes with green chilies. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer until the ground beef mixture is thick, about 10 minutes; let simmer while you finish remaining steps.
  3. Mix self-rising flour with buttermilk in a bowl (dough will be very sticky). Scoop up about 1/4 cup of dough and gently pat into a 5-inch circle on a well-floured work surface.
  4. Heat vegetable oil in a heavy skillet until a deep-frying thermometer placed in the center of the oil, not touching the bottom, reads 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Gently place a dough circles into the hot oil and fry until golden brown on both sides, turning once, about 3 minutes per side. Fry bread will expand in size as it cooks. Drain the fried bread pieces on paper towels and place on baking sheets. Transfer to the oven to keep warm while you finish frying the bread.
  5. Top fried bread with ground beef mixture to serve.


  • Editor's Note:
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 588 calories; 26.1 49.4 36 93 1569 Full nutrition

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yum.. just snarfed one of these down for dinner.. Tasty. I admit I made a change.. I didn't fry the bread. I LOVE the fried bread, but my stomach cannot afford the calories. I sparayed a pan wit...

Most helpful critical review

Wasn't bad in any way... But very "plain"... Would like to try rolling the bread to make it real thin ... Maybe more chalupa like.

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yum.. just snarfed one of these down for dinner.. Tasty. I admit I made a change.. I didn't fry the bread. I LOVE the fried bread, but my stomach cannot afford the calories. I sparayed a pan wit...

I am from Oklahoma where every event involves Indian tacos. I made these last night and my family said it was the best ones they had ever ate. The fry bread is awesome. Even had it for desert ju...

I'm white and my husband is native. We've had these often. I always joke about making "white-man's fry bread." I just use thawed frozen bread dough. Grab a little ball of it, stretch it out ...

The meat sauce - I winged it. Used chili beans -they worked great. And used my canned salsa for all of the tomotoes... and used my own taco seasoning blend... but the star of this is the dough...

I'm giving this a 5 star because I cannot give it a 4. for flavor. BUT... since it gave me such a great flash-back to many wonderful moments in the past, this recipe quickly wins back that half...

We used to get something very similar at the flea market in Farmington New Mexico and they were delicious. These are the closet that I have gotten to them. Thank you!

I wish there was a place to ask questions without posting a rating. I've never heard of ranch style beans - what kind of beans are they? Black beans or baked beans? This recipe sounds delicious.

Oh yea best I ever tasted! Native from Oklahoma,thanks for receipe!

I have used this recipe several times now and my family loves it. Our guests always comment "it's a fun change". It's also Soooo... easy!