Saturday was National Taco Day! If you’ve been here very often you know I love the “National Food Days” AND I really LOVE Tacos!
As it turns out, we recently had tacos (although, there’s rarely a time when we haven’t “recently” had tacos) but these were a new kind, for us.
I’ve been making Indian Fry Bread with chili for a long time, almost ever since I married my husband. A few years ago we were visiting his family (the Indian side) in Oklahoma and at a restaurant I had these amazing Indian Tacos, using fry bread as the “shell”. I’m not sure what took me so long to make them at home but I’ve just gotten around to it. My family LOVED these, my husband even requested them again only a couple of days later!
This is a super easy recipe using taco meat, refried beans, cheese, lettuce and salsa. It’s great for a fresh take on tacos. The recipe makes eight pieces of Indian Bread, which isn’t great left over. If you don’t need that many cut the recipe in half, or use the extras for dessert by spreading with butter and honey to make homemade sopapillas….which I’m going to blog, eventually.
Here’s the Recipe:
I recipe Indian Fry Bread (makes 8)
1 package taco seasoning (or 3 Tbsp)
1 can refried beans
lettuce – shredded
cheese, Mexican cheese blend or cheedar – shredded
Prepare Fry Bread dough and set aside to rest
Cook hamburger while dough is resting
Add taco seasoning and about 2/3 cup water ( or follow package directions)
Heat beans in a separate pan
Turn meat and beans on low heat to stay warm and Fry the Indian Bread
When bread is done spread with layer of beans
*Putting the beans on first helps hold the other topping on*
Add layer of taco meat
Top with cheese, lettuce, sour cream or your favorite taco topping.
Another quick and easy weeknight dinner!
- I recipe Indian Fry Bread (makes 8)
- 1lb hamburger
- 1 package taco seasoning (or 3 Tbsp)
- 1 can refried beans
- lettuce - shredded
- cheese, Mexican cheese blend or cheedar - shredded
- lime wedges
- sour cream
- Prepare Fry Bread and set aside
- Cook hamburger thoroughly, add taco seasoning and about 2/3 cup water ( or follow package directions)
- Heat beans in a separate pan
- Spread layer of beans onto Fry Bread
- Add layer of taco meat
- Top with cheese, lettuce, sour cream or your favorite taco topping.
- Starting with the beans helps everything else stick to the "taco"