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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!
4.59 from 41 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 23 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6
Calories 445 kcal



  • 2 c flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 c warm water


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



  • Combine dry ingredients and add warm water. Mix with your hands until dough forms. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Break off the dough into golf-ball sized balls (or even a tid bigger).
  • Roll dough into ½-inch thick circles that are about 6 inches in diameter.
  • Fry each piece in a medium sauce pan with hot oil (that is about 1-2 inches deep). Fry until dough is golden and poofs up, and then fry on the other side keeping it in the oil. Set on a paper towel 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: 445kcalCarbohydrates: 85gProtein: 16gFat: 3gSodium: 674mgPotassium: 641mgFiber: 7gSugar: 5gVitamin C: 1.4mgCalcium: 272mgIron: 5.9mg
Keyword Fry Bread
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