Sunday, March 1, 2015

Navajo Tacos with Indian Fry Bread

Navajo Tacos with Indian Fry Bread is one of my favorite ways to use leftover chili you made the night before. It is a type of scone. You fry up or bake flat round pancakes of bread dough, and then top them with chili, cheese and your favorite taco toppings. 

I start with a basic bread recipe for 2 loaves of bread. I use this one from Here. It is kind of a foolproof bread recipe that my family loves. 

I rolled mine out pretty thick but if you like light Navajo Tacos, roll them thin like less than 1/4 inch. Flatten them into 6 inch round pieces with a rolling pin. Then put 1/4 inch Canola oil in a fry pan to medium temperature. I have an electric stove so I put mine to 5 them moved it more toward 6 later. 
One bread dough recipe will make about 8 Navajo Tacos. I used a 2 loaf recipe of bread and made about 14 pieces of Indian Fry Bread. Fry them up like a donut. But you will know one side is done when they start to bubble, like a pancake does. 
 Navajo Tacos are great meal to make when you have leftover chili at home. Fry up the Indian Fry Bread for about 2 minutes per side...... then lay out on a paper towel to drain excess oil. 

Fry up the dough in a frying pan with 1/2 inch of hot, canola oil. 
Then dry the Indian Fry Bread on paper towels to soak up excess oil. 
Here is the Indian Fried Bread....this would be good with honey and butter OR cinnamon and sugar on top for extra pieces. I do this with the leftover dough and make small "donut" twists.  That's a fun thing for kids to do with the dough.  
Spread the warmed up chili on top of warm fry bread and add your favorite Mexican shredded cheeses and salsa or sour cream. Then add your toppings like tomatoes, lettuce, olives and avocados! Yummy! 

I cut up all the veggies while the leftover chili was warming up on the stove......and then put them in individual bowls. Everybody just made their own Navajo Tacos. Some added salsa or sour cream to theirs. (I added both since I like them spicey). Depending on how spicy your chili is, it will not need salsa sometimes. 
Navajo Tacos with Indian Fry Bread
And there you have it!  Navajo Tacos are a great way to use up your leftovers from Chili Nights! You can also just BAKE the flattened dough pieces if you want to reduce the calories. We baked ours for about 8 to 10 minutes at a Girl's Camp one year. It was almost as good. :D

Now Dig in! Yum! (sounds of yumminess)....

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