Skip to main content New<> this month
Get the Allrecipes magazine

Navajo Tacos

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"A traditional Indian fry bread topped with a chili-style meat and bean mixture and taco-type toppings like shredded Cheddar cheese, chopped lettuce, and sour cream. A family favorite. Serve the leftovers as dessert with honey, butter, or sugar and cinnamon."
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.


49 m servings 425
Original recipe yields 6 servings (6 tacos)


{{model.addEditText}} Print
  1. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl. Pour in water; stir dough until just combined. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest, about 15 minutes.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef; cook and stir until browned, about 5 minutes. Drain off grease. Stir in pinto beans, diced tomatoes with their juices, and chili seasoning until well-blended. Simmer until chili flavors combine, 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Grease your hands lightly with oil and pinch off a piece of dough about the size of a baseball. Press it with your palms into a round about 4 inches in diameter and 1/2-inch thick. Repeat with remaining dough.
  4. Heat oil to a depth of 2 to 3 inches in a deep fryer or large saucepan. Fry dough rounds in batches until well-browned, puffy, and cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.
  5. Divide fry bread among serving plates while still hot. Spoon chili mixture on top.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 425 calories; 17.7 44.7 21 47 1127 Full nutrition

Explore more


Read all reviews 2
Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive

I googled red wine to tacos and then read an article on a Swedish site about tacos ( After having procured that specific wine I felt that I needed a great recipe for Indian tac...

I love navajo tacos, and I'm always looking for the perfect recipe! I liked this one a lot! The dough was nicely stretchy and fried very well. The end result was a little tough -- we couldn't ea...