Navajo Tacos

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Navajo Tacos

Get ready to indulge in the ultimate comfort food with these Navajo Tacos! A popular dish in the Southwestern United States, It's a hearty meal that's perfect for feeding a hungry crowd or for satisfying your own comfort food cravings. So put on your stretchy pants and get ready to enjoy this delicious and filling dish that's sure to become a new family favorite!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breads-Rolls, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 426 kcal



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup hot water


  • 2 cups beans pinto soaked overnight
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • lettuce
  • sour cream
  • tomatoes



  • Sift flour, salt, 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 degrees 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), and then fry on the other side keeping it in the oil. Set on a paper towel lined plate 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 ground beef (hamburger) . Once beans are done, toss in hamburger.
  • Spread beans over your fry bread and add desired toppings.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Paulson Pursuits is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.


Calories: 426kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 22gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 652mgPotassium: 498mgFiber: 6gSugar: 0.3gVitamin C: 0.5mgCalcium: 164mgIron: 5mg
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