Navajo Taco Recipe (Native American Reservation Style)


Here’s how to make Navajo Tacos, like the ones they make on Native American Reservations.

Ingredients you’ll need to make Navajo Tacos:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (Bluebird flour works the best)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 – 1 cup warm milk (110 degrees) (Can use water, if desired)
  • 1 tablespoon butter or shortening, melted
  • Vegetable oil, for frying (sometimes I use half olive oil)

Cooking Directions:

The dough is flattened and rolled into a flat circle and then fried on both sides in a pan of oil (about an inch deep). To turn fry bread into a Navajo Taco, just put meat, cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, sour cream, etc. on top.

*Article contributed by Nick of the New Mexico Farmington Mission.

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