December 9, 2015

Navajo Tacos

Growing up in New Mexico surrounded me with a lot of Southwestern/Mexican flair in my food. It is no wonder that when I need comfort food, I turn to it. My husband also grew up in New Mexico so he feels the same. 

Now growing up in the same town, you would think we ate a lot of the same foods, but when I entered my (to be future) in-law's home and ate Navajo Tacos, I was forever a changed girl! These are a staple in my husband's house. I loved going over and eating them and had always been nervous about making them myself. I don't know why, because my husband and I got into the kitchen together and made these hot little things and it was EASY and FANTASTIC.

This recipe uses my husband's classic meat mix. He uses variations of this in tacos and burritos. It also features Fry Bread which is not only amazing in this dish, but a great dessert. Yep! At the end of your meal, your Fry Bread turns into a great dessert Sopapilla! Just slather some honey onto it and you won't be sorry!


Fry Bread:
1 1/4 cup of flour
1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 cup of milk
2 cups of vegetable oil for frying

Meaty Mix:
1 lb of ground beef
3/4 cup of water

shredded cheddar cheese
shredded lettuce
diced tomatoes


Brown your beef in a skillet, drain. Then add all seasonings and water and stir in. Cover and simmer on low. Set aside.

Mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Then add milk. Mix together to form the dough. Kneed on a lightly floured surface.

Break off pieces of the dough and flatten. (It works the best with your hands!) They should be about 1/2 inch thick and as big as you want one taco to be.

Place into hot vegetable oil. Cook dough about 30 seconds to 1 minute on each side or until golden brown. Place on a paper towel lined plate to drain excess oil.

Place fry bread on plate, top with meat, and cover with cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes. Then ENJOY!

What are some of your favorite comfort foods?


  1. Such great food, I was visiting Sedona in November. I took a day trip to new Mexico and a couple other places and had it for the first time.


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