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Navajo Tacos Recipe

Navajo Tacos Recipe

My niece gave me this hearty recipe. It came from a Native American friend of hers in Eufaula, Oklahoma.—Robin Wells, Tulsa, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + rising Cook: 45 min. YIELD:10-12 servings


  • 1 loaf frozen white bread dough, thawed
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound hot bulk pork sausage
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Chopped tomato
  • Finely chopped onion
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Taco sauce


  • 1. Allow dough to rise. Meanwhile, for filling, cook beef and sausage in a skillet over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in taco seasoning, beans and water. Simmer 15-20 minutes or until the water is almost evaporated; set aside.
  • 2. After dough rises, punch down. Make tortillas by dividing dough onto 10 to 12 equal balls. Using a small amount of flour, roll each ball into an 8-in. circle (tortillas should be thin).
  • 3. Fry each tortilla in 1/4-in. hot oil until golden brown, turning once. Drain tortillas on paper towels; keep warm. Top each tortilla with meat mixture, tomato, onion, lettuce, cheese and taco sauce. Yield: 10-12 servings.

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tmberwolfe User ID: 7252199 40757
Reviewed May. 5, 2013

"I have used this recipe a long time ago but can't find it until now..this is a great meal and really not that hard to make."

ka_pyne User ID: 4676105 15012
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2012

"this isn't to far off from what I grew up on it's a traditional recipe not everyone makes it the same every family has there own secret.... *proud native indian*"

Trilby Yost User ID: 5195621 18550
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2010

"This is reminiscent of tacos I had as a kid before manufactured tortillas were easy to find. Naturally I really, really like this recipe! But even better than that, my family thinks it is special when I make Navajo Tacos."

plumcrazy__Alta User ID: 766527 74148
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2010

"Looks like something my adult sons would like, "

KarrieBlonde User ID: 5244002 17136
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2010

"I love this recipe i changed it up a little bit. Very good though:)"

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