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Fry Bread Recipe

Lil' Luna
Fry Bread or "Navajo Tacos" are crispy pillows of dough with a soft inside. Complete it by adding sweet or savory toppings!
4.93 from 144 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 23 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6
Calories 473 kcal




  • 2 cups pinto beans soaked overnight
  • 2-3 slices uncooked bacon chopped
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • lettuce
  • sour cream
  • tomatoes



  • Sift flour, salt, and 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° 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). Fry on the other side, keeping it in the oil. Set on a paper towel lined plate to drain oil.


  • Drain the beans, put them in a crock pot, and 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 ground beef. Once beans are done, toss in hamburger.
  • Spread beans over your fry bread and add desired toppings.



Serving: 1gCalories: 473kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 24gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 516mgPotassium: 721mgFiber: 6gSugar: 0.3gVitamin A: 4IUVitamin C: 0.5mgCalcium: 135mgIron: 5mg
Keyword Fry Bread, Fry Bread recipe, Indian Fry Bread, Navajo Tacos
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