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Fry Bread Tacos II

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars

"A yummy twist to an old favorite. The fry bread makes the difference. It's a popular request at my house. I do up everything but the fry bread in advance, and just heat up before serving. You can also top with other of your favorite taco toppings, such as onion, sour cream, or guacamole. Leftover fry bread can be used as dessert - coat it with cinnamon and sugar, and drizzle with honey."
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47 m servings 808
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Combine beans and 2 tablespoons of picante sauce in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook until heated through, about 5 minutes.
  2. Combine ground beef and taco seasoning mix in a large skillet over medium-high heat; cook until browned, 5 to 8 minutes. Cover, and keep warm while you prepare the fry bread.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in milk and mix until the dough comes together. Add more flour if necessary to be able to handle the dough.
  4. On a floured surface, knead the dough until smooth, at least 5 minutes. Let the dough rest for 5 minutes. Break off 3/4 cup sized pieces of dough, and shape into round discs 1/4 inch in thickness, making a thinner depressed area in the center.
  5. Heat 1 1/2 inches oil in a large, deep heavy skillet to 365 degrees F (180 degrees C). Fry dough in the hot oil until golden on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.
  6. Top fry bread with beans, ground beef, lettuce, and Cheddar cheese. Spoon picante sauce on top.


  • 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 may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 808 calories; 36.5 76.7 40.4 103 2255 Full nutrition

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Five stars for the actual fry bread. I did make a few small changes. My mom learned how to make fry bread from a Navajo woman and she gave me a few suggestions. Add a little bit of fat to the...

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This was good,but i prefer to buy authentic Indian fry bread mix. Named"ha-pah-shu-TSE"...can be found at most large grocers.It's already mixed,i just add a bit of warm water to the mix in a gla...

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Five stars for the actual fry bread. I did make a few small changes. My mom learned how to make fry bread from a Navajo woman and she gave me a few suggestions. Add a little bit of fat to the...

These are awesome for just the Fry Bread alone! Best Bonus: I found that they make up quite large and only 1 taco filled fry bread can easily satisfy my teenage sons! Everyone like the taco's ...

This review is for the fry bread portion: Oh my this recipe is soooo good! This tastes like the "chalupa bread" from Taco Bell only BETTER!! Taco's never tasted so good! No more hard shell or...

Oh what an ordeal to make...but boy were they worth it. I think I must have done something wrong in the frying process (I've never really fried anything before). I used a big sauce pot, filled i...

HELPFUL TIPS: This makes 3 (using the suggested 3/4C dough) & I can't imagine ANY adult eating more than 1 since they take up the entire plate (as my pic shows). It's necessary to make this as P...

AMAZING!!! I was so nervous about making this, as I've never made any sort of bread or tortilla, and I have only fried like 3 things in my entire life. Very easy and so delicious. I made the ent...

You really do have to be certain the oil is hot enough before dropping in the flattened dough, or it won't cook through before turning golden brown; once you drop it in, though, the fry bread is...

I have so enjoyed reading the reviews of this recipe, especially the lady whose smoke alarm went off, then her security alarm, then the fire department came... At Native American gatherings, he...

I only made the fry bread and it was easy and delicious. I will be making this again except I will double the recipe.Thanks Robyn for a recipe I will enjoy for years to come.