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Indian Fry Bread Tacos Recipe

Indian Fry Bread Tacos Recipe

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. YIELD: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.

Nutritional 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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LisaH1215 User ID: 5854432 236338
Reviewed 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 User ID: 8274848 221644
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2015

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

Corwin44 User ID: 7541400 220403
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2015

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

1945Judy User ID: 2912327 81942
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."

Potroast911 User ID: 3101033 81940
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."

Metismom User ID: 2141018 65830
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2009

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

Smellslikehome User ID: 1752570 153743
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2008

"sorry i hit the button to soon. this type of bread taste great."

Smellslikehome User ID: 1752570 132746
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2008

"thats some pretty fried "biscuits". but not traditional fried bread. In the "traditional"' Indian fried bread, you are to use yeast in the frying of the bread."

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