Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Navajo Tacos~

 Navajo Fry Bread~
4 ½ cups flour
½ tsp salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1 ½ cups water
½ cup milk

Oil for frying

Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Stir in water and milk. Knead several times. Roll onto 5-inch circles. Make a small hole in the center with your fingers. In the skillet, fry in several inches of hot oil at 375 degrees. Dough will puff and bubble. Turn when golden brown Drain on paper towels and serve hot for tacos and honey and powdered sugar for dessert.

For Tacos~

Navajo fry bread
Refried beans
Taco Meat
Lettuce, shredded
Cheese, shredded
Tomatoes, chopped

Refried Beans~

1 can pinto beans or 2 ½ cups of cooked beans
1-2 Tbsp. bacon grease
1 small onion, grated
1 clove garlic, chopped fine
½ green pepper, chopped fine
1 tsp. chili powder
½ teas. Cumin
 4-5 Tbsp. hot beef broth
salt to taste

Drain beans. Reserve the liquid and mash the beans thoroughly. Heat grease in skillet. Add onion, garlic, and green pepper. Cook over low heat until tender. Stir in chili powder mixed with hot beef broth, and then add the beans. Cook slowly, stirring continuously. Add bean liquid as needed. Beans are cooked when they are completely dry. Salt as desired. Makes 3 cups.


Marydon Ford said...

And I just made tacos last night ... I need a recipe file for all of YOUR delights.

Have a beautiful week.
TTFN ~ Marydon

Laura said...

Dear Carrie,
I love this recipe...my grandma used to make these and called them "dough cakes". We would always eat them with butter and powdered sugar...but I never thought of them for tacos. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Carmen C. said...

Hi there:) I just found your lovely blog and OH MY do those tacos look delicious!!!! Thanks for sharing them, will have to try that!!! Enjoy the day:)

Sue said...

Oh those just sound delicious! I LOVE tacos!!

theshepherdshouse said...

The Navajo tacos look so delicious!! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

Sweet blessings,



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