Easy navajo tacos recipe

Easy and delicious Navajo tacos recipe -easy to make and delicious!

Hope everyone is having a great day! I made these Navajo tacos a few weeks ago and they were so good! My mom always made them for us growing up and I’ve been wanting to make them ever since. I’ve partnered with McCormick for this recipe and love how they turned out. They bring back such fun memories from my childhood days.

These were super easy to make and my whole family loved them. You could even use tostada shells or tortillas if you don’t want to make the fry bread. And if you’re being healthy, just make it a taco salad. ;)

Easy navajo tacos

Easy navajo tacos recipe

Easy navajo tacos

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4-6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb hamburger
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 TB McCormick taco seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp McCormick cumin
  • dash of McCormick chili powder
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 10oz can rotel tomatoes (or can use diced tomatoes and green chiles)
  • 1 15oz can black beans (or your favorite kind of bean)
  • Fry bread
  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • Pillsbury original biscuit rolls (thawed rhodes rolls work too)
  • Fix-in's -optional
  • tomatoes
  • sour cream
  • cheese
  • lettuce
  • salsa
  • olives
  • avocado

Instructions

  1. In a frying pan, brown hamburger over medium heat. Add onion, red bell peppers and saute for 3-5 minutes. Stir in taco seasoning, cumin, chili powder and water. Turn heat to low and add the rotel and beans. Simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  2. In a small pan add oil and bring to a boil over medium heat. Sprinkle a few drops of water onto the oil to see if it's hot. If it pops, it's ready.
  3. Pull apart dough and flatten (about 1/4 inch thick). Place dough in oil and cook each side for about 30 seconds, or until brown. Remove with tongs and place on a plate layered with paper towels.
  4. Top fry bread with taco meat and desired fix-in's.
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taco meat

Here’s a little step-by-step tutorial for the fry bread, because I know you all love pictures. :)

Easy Fry bread

In a small pan add oil and bring to a boil over medium heat. Sprinkle a few drops of water onto the oil to see if it’s hot. If it pops, it’s ready.
Pull apart dough and flatten (about 1/4 inch thick). Place dough in oil and cook each side for about 30 seconds, or until brown. Remove with tongs and place on a plate layered with paper towels.

Easy fry bread

Enjoy with your favorite toppings! YUM!

Navajo tacos recipe

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Comments

  1. Becky+@+lovetobeinthekitchen posted on May 5, 2014 at 10:09 pm (#
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    This looks so good! I love Navajo Tacos! But I didn’t think it was Mexican. I had a roommate who was Navajo and definitely wouldn’t think so! But I guess with the addition of Mexican toppings it makes it a twist on Navajo/Mexican cuisine.

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    • Jamielyn replied on May 7th, 2014 at 6:23 pm

      That’s true, it is a Navajo/Mexican combo with the Mexican toppings! Either way, it is delicious! :)

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  2. Amy@theidearoom posted on May 6, 2014 at 4:24 pm (#
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    Looks delicious! Pinned!

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    • Dorothy+@+Crazy+for+Crust replied on May 6th, 2014 at 9:33 pm

      These were my favorite treat at the county fair when I was a kid. Love this recipe!

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      • Jamielyn replied on May 7th, 2014 at 6:14 pm

        I loved the funnel cakes! YUMM! Easy and delicious recipes are the best!

  3. Kristyn posted on May 8, 2014 at 9:24 am (#
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    This is similar to our family’s recipe for Indian Fry Bread – it’s our favorite!!

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  4. Ginnie posted on May 9, 2014 at 6:04 pm (#
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    I’ve never had these before! They look so good. Thanks for sharing:)

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  5. Carmody posted on May 17, 2014 at 10:58 am (#
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    These look delicious!

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  6. Julie V. posted on May 17, 2014 at 4:50 pm (#
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    I like how you mix together the ground beef with the beans, bell pepper, and onion. I often prepare them in separate dishes when I do burritos and this looks so much easier.
    Also, fry bread is so good!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    I enjoy following you on Pinterest.

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    • Jamielyn replied on June 3rd, 2014 at 5:40 pm

      Thanks for your comment Julie! I hope you enjoy this recipe, it is one of our favorites! :)

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  7. Andrea @ This Pug Life posted on May 19, 2014 at 1:20 am (#
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    Going to pin this and give it a try! Sounds pretty simple. :)

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    • Jamielyn replied on June 3rd, 2014 at 5:55 pm

      I hope you enjoy these Andrea! They are really yummy! :)

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