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Indian Fry Bread Tacos Recipe
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Indian Fry Bread Tacos Recipe

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From Ponca City, Oklahoma, LaDonna Reed writes, “Our son-in-law is half Comanche and half Kiowa, and this recipe is similar to one he uses. I downsized it for two.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1/3 cup water
  • Oil for frying
  • 2 tablespoons chopped lettuce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped tomato
  • 2 tablespoons salsa
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream


  1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt; stir in hot water to form a soft dough. Cover and let stand for 1 hour.
  2. In a small skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in taco seasoning and water; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Keep warm.
  3. Divide dough in half. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a 4-in. circle.
  4. In an electric skillet, heat 1 in. of oil to 350°. Fry bread circles in hot oil for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden; drain on paper towels. Top each with meat mixture, lettuce and tomato. Serve with salsa and sour cream. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Indian Fry Bread Tacos in Cooking for 2 Spring 2006, p35

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Reviewed Feb. 28, 2015

"Best Food Ever!! Love making this for my family and can't wait to make it again:))"

Reviewed Feb. 13, 2015

"These were good and easy to make. I would make these again."

Reviewed Oct. 17, 2011

"This is a great recipe. I've used a similar one for about 10 years now. Indian Tacos is a Christmas Dinner tradition at our home. If I didn't fix them each year, I'm sure I'd have a rebellion on my hands. The original recipe was given to me by a Native American Indian in Colorado whose husband was a chief on their tribe's ranch. The first time we had them with this couple, I knew it was a winner. This is so easy and sure puts a different slant on the "average" taco."

Reviewed Apr. 20, 2011

"I tried fry bread at a fair and loved it so when i saw this recipe, I just had to make it. I wasn't disappointed this recipe was awesome! Though next time i will double it."

Reviewed Aug. 8, 2009

"fry bread recipes do not contain yeast,but beaver tails do !"

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