Easy Fry Bread Tacos

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + rising Cook: 45 min.


12 servings

Updated: Mar. 11, 2023
My niece gave me this hearty recipe. Frozen bread dough makes the fry bread tacos easy to prep. —Robin Wells, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Easy Fry Bread Tacos Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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
  • Optional toppings: Chopped tomato, finely chopped onion, shredded lettuce, shredded cheddar cheese and taco sauce


  1. Allow dough to rise according to package directions. Meanwhile, for topping, cook beef and sausage in a skillet over medium heat until no longer pink, breaking meat into crumbles; 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. Divide dough into 12 equal balls. Using a small amount of flour, roll each ball into a 6-in. circle (dough will be thin).
  3. In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat 1 in. oil to 350°. Gently place 1 dough circle into oil. Fry until golden brown, 1-2 minutes, turning once. Drain tortillas on paper towels; keep warm. Serve with optional toppings of your choice.

Easy Fry Bread Tacos Tips

Can you make the fry bread dough from scratch?

Yes, you can make fry bread from scratch! Follow our fry bread recipe to learn how.

What else can you put on fry bread tacos?

Put any of your favorite taco toppings on top of your fry bread tacos! Some of our suggestions are avocado, sour cream, black olives and cilantro. You can also serve fry bread with butter and honey, like in this homemade fry bread recipe.

How do you store fry bread taco leftovers?

Fry bread tastes best the day of, but you can freeze it and reheat it. To reheat, wrap the bread in foil and bake it in a 375°F oven for 10 to 15 minutes. Then open the foil and heat for 5 minutes to crisp it slightly. (Wondering what is fry bread? Learn here!)

Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 taco: 373 calories, 22g fat (5g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 777mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 16g protein.