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We used to get these Indian tacos 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.



Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C).

  • Cook and stir ground beef and onion in a large skillet over medium heat until beef 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 mixture to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer until mixture is thick, about 10 minutes; let simmer while you finish the remaining steps.

  • Mix self-rising flour with buttermilk in a bowl (dough will be very sticky). Scoop up about 1/4 cup dough and gently pat into a 5-inch circle on a well-floured work surface; repeat with remaining dough.

  • Heat vegetable oil in a heavy skillet to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).

  • Fry a dough circle in hot oil until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Fry bread will expand in size as it cooks. Drain on paper towels and place on a baking sheet. Transfer to the oven to keep warm while you finish frying remaining dough pieces.

  • Top fried bread with ground beef mixture and 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

588 calories; protein 36g; carbohydrates 49.4g; fat 26.1g; cholesterol 93.4mg; sodium 1569.2mg. Full Nutrition