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Indian Fry Bread Tacos

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Divide dough in half. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a 4-in. circle.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 407 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 1361mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein.

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  • woocher
    Sep 21, 2020

    My friend who is Hopi-Navajo made these at one of our group campouts. She did them as a dessert so they were served with powdered sugar and cinnamon or with honey. She said her people on the reservation preferred to use Blue Bird Flour to make their fry bread. Blue Bird Flour is available in most supermarkets in Arizona and surrounding states.

  • LisaH1215
    Nov 4, 2015

    I'm Native American and grew up eating Indian Fry Bread, very delighted to see a recipe like this on Taste of Home!!

  • SammysMomma
    Feb 28, 2015

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

  • Corwin44
    Feb 13, 2015

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

  • skeasling98
    Jul 20, 2013

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  • scotch82729
    Apr 3, 2013

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  • 1945Judy
    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.

  • Potroast911
    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.

  • Metismom
    Aug 8, 2009

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

  • zymore
    Oct 18, 2008

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