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Fry Bread Tacos

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Looking for a fun dinner to feed a large crew? Look no further than Fry Bread Tacos! I ALWAYS make our fry bread inside a Cast-iron Dutch Oven on our outdoor barbecue grill because I can’t stand the smell of lingering fried foods in my kitchen. Thus, this is a perfect meal for warmer months. It’s a great meal to celebrate Pioneer Day in Utah on the 24th of July because the Pioneers cooked in Dutch Ovens as they crossed the Plains from Illinois to Utah. I also did this once for Halloween (instead of candy) and my neighbors LOVED it! Whatever the occasion, I hope your crew enjoys these Navajo Tacos as much as mine does.

Fry Bread Tacos

Fry Bread and a simple chili makes its appearance during special occasions and Holidays.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 20 Tacos
Calories 430kcal
Author Megan


Fry Bread

  • 2 cups Warm water 80 degrees F
  • 2 teaspoons Active Dry Yeast
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 3/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour approximate
  • 4 cups Canola Oil For Frying

Simple Chili

  • 60 ounces Canned Pinto Beans
  • 1 pound Ground Beef Cooked
  • 1 cup onions minced
  • 15 ounces Tomato Sauce
  • 15 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin


  • 1 1/2 Cups Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • 4 Cups Romaine Lettuce shredded
  • 2 Cups Tomatoes chopped
  • 1 1/2 Cups Pace Picante Salsa
  • 8 ounces Guacamole
  • 8 ounces sour cream


  • Prepare one recipe of my Whole Wheat Pizza Dough. Set aside.
  • Heat Canola Oil in Cast Iron Skillet. Test the heat by dropping a marble size ball of dough into the oil. If it sizzles, the oil is ready.
  • Meanwhile, brown the beef with the onions. Add remaining ingredients and simmer, covered, while frying the bread.
  • Start with a ball of dough between the size of a golf ball and a tennis ball. Flatten the dough to a 4 to 5 inch diameter.
  • Carefully drop the flat dough into the hot oil. Cook on one side for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown. Use metal tongs to flip the dough over and cook for another 3 minutes.
  • Place the cooked fry bread on a large plate lined with paper towels to soak up the excess grease.
  • Top fry bread with chili and desired toppings. Enjoy!


Whenever I cook Ground Beef, I cook it a few pounds at a time. I use what I need at the time and save it in ziplock bags in 1 cup servings.  This makes for quick access to meat for future recipes. 

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