A favourite at Aboriginal Pow Wows all summer long.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 tacos
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Ingredients

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

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  • Whisk flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt together in a large bowl; stir in water just until a fairly sticky dough forms. Set aside to rest while oil preheats.

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  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Divide dough into 6 equal portions. Flatten each portion into a round disc the size of your palm.

  • Fry dough discs, one at a time, in hot oil until browned on one side, about 2 minutes; turn over with tongs and cook until browned on both sides, about 1 minute more. Drain fry bread on paper towels; repeat with remaining dough.

  • Cook and stir ground beef in a skillet over medium heat; stir in chili seasoning and kidney beans and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes.

  • Place fry bread on a plate; top each fry bread with a portion of chili mixture, shredded Cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and sour cream.

Cook's Note:

Lukewarm milk can be substituted for lukewarm water.

Dip the fry bread dough into a bowl of flour if it is too sticky to work with.

For easier eating, especially at picnics, cut cooked fry bread into crouton-sized pieces; divide onto individual plates before adding remaining ingredients on top.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

696 calories; protein 32.6g 65% DV; carbohydrates 50.5g 16% DV; fat 40.9g 63% DV; cholesterol 102.8mg 34% DV; sodium 1371.1mg 55% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2016
Excellent! I made the following changes for the fry bread, for 2 C of all purpose flower, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp sugar, 2 tsp baking powder to 1/2 cup of water and half cup of milk [the milk and water I microwaved to lukewarm]. This produces a wet dough that you will need to flour your hands, rolling pin and table in order to roll out. this will make about 4 fry breads approximately 8 inches across. Everybody loved them and everyone was satisfied with just one bread loaded up with browned hamburger spiced up with salt, pepper, dark chili powder, dried onion, garlic, and taco seasoning. We used Rotel onion and peppers, refried beans, cheese of course, hot sauce and sour cream to complete the meal. My grandson is learning how to cook and this was a meal that we made together for the family. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/22/2016
Not impressed although I was real excited to try it. The bread was so sticky and very hard to fry. Maybe this wouldn't be so bad if you just put mixture in a flour tortilla or on a bed of Fritos. Read More
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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2016
Excellent! I made the following changes for the fry bread, for 2 C of all purpose flower, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp sugar, 2 tsp baking powder to 1/2 cup of water and half cup of milk [the milk and water I microwaved to lukewarm]. This produces a wet dough that you will need to flour your hands, rolling pin and table in order to roll out. this will make about 4 fry breads approximately 8 inches across. Everybody loved them and everyone was satisfied with just one bread loaded up with browned hamburger spiced up with salt, pepper, dark chili powder, dried onion, garlic, and taco seasoning. We used Rotel onion and peppers, refried beans, cheese of course, hot sauce and sour cream to complete the meal. My grandson is learning how to cook and this was a meal that we made together for the family. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2016
Great recipe! I've never cooked this before and it turned out great! The only thing though is, I would add in the instructions that when you are making the discs of dough to lay out wax paper and flour to make your patties/ discs on. And I doubled the the amounts for the dough just because I have a family of 5 and it turned out perfect Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
07/06/2015
We enjoyed this a nice change from regular tacos the fry bread gave me a bit of a hassle I imagine it gets easier to work with when you make it often. I doubled the recipe since I had a 1 kg package of ground beef I used 2 cups of home made kidney beans and 2 cups of home made baked beans I added 1/4 tsp salt since mine are salt free and used 4 tbsps of home made salt free taco seasoning. Thanks for sharing your recipe Elena! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/22/2016
Not impressed although I was real excited to try it. The bread was so sticky and very hard to fry. Maybe this wouldn't be so bad if you just put mixture in a flour tortilla or on a bed of Fritos. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/02/2016
I loved the filling and the toppings. But I'm not a big fan of fried bread and pretty much that what it was. If your a person who likes fried bread then you would enjoy this. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/05/2017
Too dense. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/20/2016
Well the fry bread tasted delicious but the batter was runny and were to thick after cooking them. I guess next time I will stir the liquid in slowly until I get the desired consistency. Hopefully they won't be as thick if I prepare them differently. Wanted a change from the traditional tortilla and well it was! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2018
Tasty and filling. This is a recipe I will make again. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
01/22/2020
As someone who is used to eating authentic Indian tacos I have to say I was a little disappointed in how my fry bread dough turned out. I followed the instructions to a T but quickly realized that I needed to not use all the water and a little more flour. My fiancee is native American and was not shy in telling me that this is nothing like traditional fry bread other than that the whole family loved it and said it tasted good. Read More