Fry Bread Tacos II

Fry Bread Tacos II

Everyday Cooking

A yummy twist to an old favorite. The fry bread makes the difference. It's a popular request at my house. I do up everything but the fry bread in advance, and just heat up before serving. You can also top with other of your favorite taco toppings, such as onion, sour cream, or guacamole. Leftover fry bread can be used as dessert - coat it with cinnamon and sugar, and drizzle with honey.

Servings per recipe: 4
Calories per serving: 808
Preparation time: 20m
Total cooking time: 47m


  • Toppings:
  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can pinto beans, with liquid
  • 1/2 cup picante sauce, divided
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
  • Fry Bread:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, or more as needed
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • oil for frying
  • 2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  • 1   Combine beans and 2 tablespoons of picante sauce in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook until heated through, about 5 minutes.
  • 2   Combine ground beef and taco seasoning mix in a large skillet over medium-high heat; cook until browned, 5 to 8 minutes. Cover, and keep warm while you prepare the fry bread.
  • 3   In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in milk and mix until the dough comes together. Add more flour if necessary to be able to handle the dough.
  • 4   On a floured surface, knead the dough until smooth, at least 5 minutes. Let the dough rest for 5 minutes. Break off 3/4 cup sized pieces of dough, and shape into round discs 1/4 inch in thickness, making a thinner depressed area in the center.
  • 5   Heat 1 1/2 inches oil in a large, deep heavy skillet to 365 degrees F (180 degrees C). Fry dough in the hot oil until golden on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.
  • 6   Top fry bread with beans, ground beef, lettuce, and Cheddar cheese. Spoon picante sauce on top.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 36.5g 56%
    Saturated Fat 14.0g  
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 2255mg 90%
Potassium 726mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 76.7g 25%
Dietary Fiber 7.2g 29%
Protein 40.4g 81%
Sugars 6g  
Vitamin A 662IU  
Vitamin C 4mg  
Calcium 490mg  
Iron 7mg  
Thiamin 1mg  
Niacin 16mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 76mg  
Folate 204mcg