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  • Serves: 12 Servings

Navajo Fry Bread

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Category: Breads

 Ingredients List

  • 2 c Unbleached flour
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/2 c Instant dry milk
  • 1 tb Baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tb Solid shortening
  • 3/4 c Water
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Butter, honey, and fresh
  • -lemon juice
  • ---Taco Filling---
  • 1 lb Ground beef
  • 1/2 c Onion, chopped
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2 cn (15 oz) ranch or chili-style
  • -beans, undrained
  • 4 c (16 oz) cheddar cheese,
  • -shredded
  • 1 cn (4 oz) green chilies, diced
  • 2 Tomatoes, chopped
  • Lettuce, shredded
  • Salsa


Mix dry ingredients; cut in shortening as for pastry. Add water gradually,
mixing to form a firm ball. Divide into 12 balls; let rest, covered, for 10
minutes. Roll each ball into 6-in. circle. Cut a 1/2 in. diameter hole in
center of each circle. Heat 1 in. oil in Dutch oven to 400o. Slip each
circle into oil; fry each side about 1 minute or until puffed and golden.
Drain. If desired, serve warm with butter, honey and lemon juice. Or, to
make tacos, brown beef, onion, salt and pepper; drain. Stir in beans; cook
5 minutes. Place fry bread on baking pan; spread each with 1/2 cup taco
mixture. Sprinkle with cheese and chilies. Bake at 350o until cheese melts.
Serve with tomato, lettice and salsa. Yield: 12 fry breads.

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