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Fry Bread Recipe

Lil' Luna
Delicious Homemade Fry Bread - aka "Navajo Tacos" or "Indian Bread" - one of the best recipes you'll ever try! Pillows of dough fried until it's a little crispy on the outside, but soft on the inside. Make it sweet or savory!
4.61 from 48 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 23 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6
Calories 446 kcal




  • 2 cups pinto beans soaked overnight
  • 1 lb hamburger
  • lettuce
  • sour cream
  • tomatoes



  • Sift flour, salt, baking powder together and place in a medium bowl. Add hot water. Mix with your hands until dough forms (dough should be a little sticky). Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • While dough is resting, add oil to a large sauce pan that is about 1-2 inches deep and heat on MED-HIGH heat (it should be about 350 degrees when ready to fry).
  • Break off the dough into golf-ball sized balls (about 1.5” wide).
  • Using a pastry roller, roll dough onto a lightly floured surface to about 6-7 inches in diameter (the dough should be thin).
  • Fry each piece in hot oil until dough is golden and poofs up (about 20 seconds), and then fry on the other side keeping it in the oil. Set on a paper towel lined plate to drain oil.


  • Put soaked beans in crock pot, cover with water. Cook on low until tender (for 4-6 hours). 2 hours before beans are done, toss in 2-3 slices of chopped bacon. *You know beans are done when they start breaking up. You can also use beans from the can for an easier version.
  • In the meantime. Cook up 1 lb of hamburger. Once beans are done, toss in hamburger.
  • Spread beans over your fry bread and add desired toppings.



Serving: 1gCalories: 446kcalCarbohydrates: 86gProtein: 17gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 766mgPotassium: 587mgFiber: 8gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 229mgIron: 6mg
Keyword Fry Bread, Fry Bread recipe, Indian Fry Bread, Navajo Tacos
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