Fry Bread Tacos

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Fry Bread Tacos- tender, crispy homemade fry bread is topped with a delicious seasoned ground beef and pinto bean mixture and lots and lots of toppings.

Fry Bread Tacos


You won’t believe how delicious they are until you try them for yourselves. The fry bread is what makes this meal one of my favorites. It’s crispy and chewy and fried until a wonderful golden color.

The fry bread dough is a simple mixture of all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and milk. You’ll mix the ingredients together and then knead them just until they form a smooth dough.

Let the dough rest for 15 minutes while you make the ground beef topping.

Fry Bread Tacos


The ground beef topping is wonderfully seasoned with chili powder, cumin, oregano, garlic powder, and salsa, plus seasoned pinto beans. If you don’t like beans, you can leave them out.

Fry Bread Tacos


The fry bread dough gets divided into 8 pieces and then rolled into 6-inch circles. They only need a few minutes to get crispy in hot vegetable oil, but you’ll want to fry them one at a time. Leftover fry bread will keep in a ziptop bag but they get chewier and less crispy over time.

Top your fry bread tacos with as many toppings as you like. The more, the better.

Fry Bread Tacos

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Fry Bread Tacos

Fry Bread Tacos

Course: Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword: fry bread tacos
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 502kcal
Fry Bread Tacos- tender, crispy homemade fry bread is topped with a delicious seasoned ground beef and pinto bean mixture and lots and lots of toppings.

Print Recipe


Fry Bread

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • Vegetable oil

Taco Meat

  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 can seasoned pinto beans


  • shredded iceberg lettuce
  • sliced black olives
  • sour cream
  • salsa
  • guacamole
  • pickled jalapenos
  • chopped fresh cilantro
  • shredded Mexican blend cheese


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  • Add milk and stir until  a dough forms.
  • Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface and knead just until smooth. Place back in bowl. Cover and let sit 15 minutes.
  • While dough sits, start taco meat.  Add ground beef and onion to a large nonstick skillet. Break the meat apart as it cooks. Drain off any excess grease.
  • Once there is no more pink, add the spices, salsa, and pinto beans. Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes. Keep warm.
  • Divide dough into 8 pieces. On a lightly floured surface, roll each one out until it forms a 6-inch circle. Cut a small slit in center of each.
  • Pour 1 inch of oil in a Dutch oven and heat oil to 365 degrees.
  • Fry 1 piece of dough at a time for approximately 1 1/2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.
  • Top each piece of fry bread with a scoop of taco meat and as many toppings as desired. Serve


Calories: 502kcal

Fry Bread Tacos

2 thoughts on “Fry Bread Tacos

  1. Would you say the fry bread is similar to the chalupa shell from Taco Bell? Those were always my favorite! I’m excited to try this

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