Fry Bread Tacos Recipe

Tired of eating the same old tacos with the shell or tortilla? If so, fry bread tacos may be the answer. Fry bread tacos are a different and delicious way to make tacos. Instead of filling a tortilla or shell, the meat, cheese, beans, tomatoes and lettuce are stacked on top of fry bread. The fry bread is the real highlight of this recipe, it is absolutely delicious.  When you are making the fry bread make sure the oil is hot enough before putting the dough in the pan. You can add anything else you like on tacos to this recipe as well, such as black olives, sour cream and green onions. Enjoy.

Fry bread-
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
4 cups oil (for frying)
1lb ground beef
1 package taco seasoning mix
1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups shredded lettuce
2 tomatoes (diced)
½ cup picante sauce

Cooking Instructions:

Step 1: Combine pinto beans and 2 tablespoons of picante sauce in a sauce pan over low heat. Heat until heated thorough. In a large skillet cook ground beef with taco seasoning according to the package directions. Cover and keep warm.
Step 2: To make fry bread – in a bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in milk and mix until the dough comes together and forms a ball. On floured surface kneed the dough until its smooth. Let rest for 5 minutes.
Step 3: Heat oil in a deep skillet (oil should be at least 1 ½” deep) to 365 degrees. Break off ¾ cup sized pieces of the dough and shape into round discs that are about ¼” in thickness. Make a thinner depressed area in the center. Fry the bread (1 piece at a time) in the hot oil until golden brown on both sides. Turn only once. Drain on paper towels.
Step 4: Top fry bread with beans, taco meat, tomatoes, lettuce and cheese.
(Makes 4 Servings)


20 Responses to “Fry Bread Tacos Recipe”

  1. turtlemtdawn — February 2, 2009 @ 4:54 pm

    Mmmm! Made me wish for an “Indian taco”! The best ones are made with yeast dough, in my opinion… with refried beans, taco meat, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, sour cream, and salsa.

  2. Rachel — February 2, 2009 @ 5:39 pm

    This looks soo good! They have a food booth at our County fair that makes fry bread and they also make tacos out of it, but that’s only two weeks out of the entire year! Haha. I think I’ll give this a try one of these days. Thanks for providing great recipes–I think you’ve just changed my boring old meals I normally whip up..

  3. HoneyB — February 2, 2009 @ 5:48 pm

    Oh YUMMMMMM. This looks super delicious! I love fry bread to begin with and making it a taco is awesome!

  4. Bunny — February 2, 2009 @ 6:45 pm

    Ok this looks great, I love this idea, a new twist for tacos!

  5. sadhana — February 3, 2009 @ 12:58 am

    Ok this looks great, I love this idea, a new twist for tacos!

  6. Gourmet Food — February 3, 2009 @ 7:20 am

    How on earth do you eat it? Fork and knife I’m guessing. Personally I like the crunch of tacos:-)

  7. Ivy — February 3, 2009 @ 12:26 pm

    I am not having a good relationship with the frying pan lately but I am drooling only looking at them.

  8. Kevin — February 3, 2009 @ 5:51 pm

    This does sound like a great new way to enjoy tacos!

  9. recipes2share — February 4, 2009 @ 3:54 am

    Bobby, I’m addicted – you tease us so much with your fantastic dishes… please come and live close to me & bring some over!! Fiona

  10. Andrea — February 4, 2009 @ 8:06 pm

    So, I made these for dinner. LOVED THEM!!!! But I have a question about the flour, I had to add almost another full cup to get it to kneading consistency, should it have been 2 cups or flour? Thanks so much for your fabulous recipes.

  11. dkleansy — February 5, 2009 @ 12:31 am

    You have so much for the presentation! What else should I ask to say, Wow! it’s yummy! One of these days, I’ll let my wife cook it for me.

  12. Bobby — February 7, 2009 @ 10:53 am

    Andrea – sorry about that, you are right, It was suppose to be 2 cups of flour. Fixed. Thank you and I am glad you enjoyed the recipe.

  13. Tracy — February 15, 2009 @ 6:02 pm

    Bobby, I am a taco fan and this looks fabulous. I actually had a similar fried bread dough recipe but I always had trouble with “over browning”. Can’t wait to try out this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Grilling Recipes — February 21, 2009 @ 6:18 am

    Ok, I would have never have thought to try something like this, but it looks delicious. But then again, I love anything with taco meat :).

  15. dolce chic — February 22, 2009 @ 7:56 pm

    Thank you for sharing…I’ve always wanted to try fry bread. This looks so good!

  16. kellie — March 7, 2009 @ 2:40 pm

    Thank-you for this we all love it here at our house, well not the taco part, I haven’t actually made that part, just the fry bread. It’s bread…and it fried. I’m in heaven! The bread is soft and chewy with a semi-crispy crust. I posted pictures to my facebook and my Ojibway friends tell me it looks as good as theirs. High praise indeed. I am making a large batch today to bring to a party. I am sure it will be enjoyed by all.

  17. lisa — August 3, 2009 @ 7:07 am

    i love tacos! this looks really nice but very hard to eat lol

  18. Erika — January 24, 2010 @ 2:36 pm

    This was really really good. I loved the fry bread. It reminded me of the chalupa bread from taco bell.

  19. Sherlock — August 25, 2012 @ 7:57 pm

    This was great! Made it with beef only. The bread puffed up so nicely and was soooo soft and fluffy. Everyone at the dinner table raved about it. Definitely, going to be making this more often. Very easy and Fast!! Thanks for the great recipe!

  20. Lynn-Marie Ford — October 2, 2012 @ 7:53 pm

    Delicious and easy to make! Tastes great dipped in chili!

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