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Navajo Tacos • Recipe

Navajo Taco Recipe

Albuquerque, New Mexico – If you’ve ever been to New Mexico, then you’d know that there’s just about no other place in the world that you can find a better Navajo Taco. A good Navajo taco will put extra years on your life if you crack a smile. This is just one of the things that make a New Mexican a New Mexican. World-Class, one-of-a-kind cuisine is just one of the reasons why.

If you want an awesome dinner, this is also a great reason to have found this Navajo Taco recipe. In the following context, we will guide you through, so you can bring home to your home, no matter where you currently call home.

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Fry Bread Ingredients

Yield: 6-8 servings
Temperature: High


  • 2 cups Bluebird flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • Shortening or Manteca (John Morrell Snow Cap Lard)
  • 2/3 cup warm water

Fry Bread Recipe Instructions

1. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl.

2. Add warm water to flour mixture and work into a smooth and elastic dough.

3. Divide dough into balls of the desired size.* On a board lightly dusted with flour, roll out each ball of dough into a 1/4-inch thick circle. Cut a hole in the center of each circle. (important)

frybread4. Heat 2 inches of shortening in a heavy pan at a high heat (oil temp should be about 350 degrees).

5. Fry the dough in the Shortening, one circle at a time, until golden on both sides, turning once. Drain on absorbent towels.

Navajo Taco Ingredients

  • 4 cups Pinto Beans, cooked
  • 1 lb. Ground Beef, cooked
  • 1 Cup X-Hot Green Chile (added to cooked beans)
  • 1 Large Onion, chopped
  • 1 Large Tomato, chopped
  • Seasoning, i.e. salt, pepper, comino *optional
  • iceberg lettuce, or similar (chopped)
  • 1/2 pound Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • 1 tub sour cream *optional
  • Hot Salsa *Optional
  • 1 Fry Bread Recipe

Navajo Taco Recipe • Instructions

  1. Start a layer using one fry bread
  2. Put down and layer of beans
  3. Add a layer of ground beef
  4. a Layer of Lettuce
  5. Add a layer of Onion (sauteéd or raw)
  6. layer of cheese
  7. Add a layer of tomato
  8. add sour cream and/or salsa *optional
  9. And, you’re done!!! (Best served warm/hot)



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