Ready In:

1 hr 30 min



Good For:



Navajo Tacos (AKA Fry Bread)

I have had these every first Sunday of each month for as long as I can remember! My grandma made these every month when my mom’s side of the family would get together for family dinner. These are yummy with beans and cheese; honey; or even plain! 

My neighbors from back home also owned a small local restaurant a long time ago and they would make the BEST fry bread. They would make philly cheese steak, bean and cheese, and the best ever? ICE CREAM FRY BREAD! They would top the fry bread with a big scoop of ice cream and either powdered sugar, brown sugar, or drizzle sauce. It was HEAVEN.

So on occasion, we make fry bread and have TONS of leftovers. It is a little more time consuming, but very worth it!

 You can also make bread or cinnamon rolls with this dough!


  • 1 Tbsp yeast
  • 3 cups warm water
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 7 cups white flour
  • 1 (15.25 oz) can refried beans (or beans of choice)
  • 1 pkg shredded cheese
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 small can sliced black olives
  • Toppings: tomatoes, lettuce, sour cream, whatever you’d like!
  • Oil or Crisco for frying 

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Mix yeast, water, and sugar together and let sit for 15 minutes.

Step 2

Add salt, oil, and flour into mix and let mix rise until doubled. 

Step 3

Place oil or Crisco into pan over Medium heat on stove.

Step 4

Pinch off small ball of dough and roll out. Make a small hole in the middle of the dough and fry until browned and crispy. Then flip and let brown and crisp again.

Step 5

Cook ground beef. Once fully cooked, drain and rinse meat with water.

Step 6

Once fry bread is done, top with beans, meat, cheese, and any other toppings of choice. 



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