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Indian Fry Bread Tacos

You will love these Soft and Fluffy Indian Fry Bread Tacos topped with seasoned beef, beans, and all your favorite taco-style toppings. Make this for a fun meal your family will love!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Jill


Fry Bread

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour plus additional for rolling
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup warm water
  • vegetable oil for frying


  • 2 15 ounce cans pinto beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 4 ounce can green chiles
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black or white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • taco style toppings of choice


  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients for the fry bread. Add the warm water and mix until combined. Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel and set aside.
  • While the dough is resting, prepare the toppings. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over low heat. Add the pinto beans, green chiles, cumin, salt, pepper, and onion powder; stir well. Cover the pot and allow the beans to cook on low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Crumble the ground beef into the skillet and cook until completely browned. Drain off the fat. Reduce the heat to low and add the taco seasoning and 1/4 cup of water. Simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring often.
  • In a large, heavy pot, heat 2 inches of vegetable oil over medium-high heat until it reaches 350F degrees. Tip: a deep fryer is a great alternative to frying in a pot on the stove.
  • On a floured surface, divide the dough into 4 equal pieces. Gently press one piece out into a circle, about 1/2 inch thick. Use a heat safe spatula to gently lower the dough round into the hot oil. Fry on each side at 350F until golden brown.
    Important: please use caution when deep frying. Avoid oil splashes by using two heat safe spatulas or tongs to slowly and carefully turn the fry bread over in the oil.
  • Remove the fry bread from the oil and drain on a wire cooling rack. Repeat the frying process with the remaining 3 pieces of dough.
  • Top the warm fry bread with the seasoned beef and beans, plus additional toppings of your choice. Serve immediately.