You’ll love these soft, fluffy Indian fried bread tacos, topped with seasoned beef, beans and all your favorite taco-style ingredients. Make this a fun meal your family will love!
2 cups of all-purpose flour, plus an additional cup for rolling
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon of baking powder
1 cup of hot water
vegetable oil for frying
2 15-ounce cans of pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 tablespoon of olive oil
A 14-ounce can of green chilies
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black or white pepper
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1 pound of lean ground beef
2 tablespoons taco seasoning
1/4 cup of hot water
the taco toppings of your choice
In a large mixing bowl, beat the dry ingredients for the fried bread. Add the warm water and mix until combined. Cover the bowl with a clean tea towel and set aside.
While the dough is resting, prepare the ingredients. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over low heat. Add the pinto beans, green chilies, cumin, salt, pepper and onion powder; stir well. Cover the pot and let the beans simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Shred the ground meat in the pan and cook it until it is completely browned. Drain the fat. Reduce heat to low and add taco seasoning and 1/4 cup water. Simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring often.
In a large, heavy pot, heat 2 inches of vegetable oil over medium-high heat until it reaches 350F degrees. Tip: A deep fryer is a great alternative to frying in a pot on the stove.
On a floured surface, divide the batter into 4 equal pieces. Gently press a piece into a circle, about 1/2 inch thick. Use a spatula to gently lower the dough into the hot oil. Fry each side at 350F until golden brown.
Important: Please be careful when frying. Avoid oil splashes by using two heat-safe spatulas or tongs to slowly and carefully turn the fried bread in the oil.
Remove the fried bread from the oil and drain it on a wire cooling rack. Repeat the frying process with the remaining 3 pieces of dough.
Cover the hot fry bread with the seasoned meat and beans and other ingredients of your choice. Serve immediately.