Navajo Bread

FryBread2We had a young man of Navajo decent visiting us and he showed me how to make tacos. They have almost the same ingredients as Mexican tacos but cooked totally different. They were very good and filling.  Here are a couple of easy outdoor recipes that are easy to make. There are two versions of this bread. Or you can use regular store bought tortillas but be adventures.

Navajo Bread 1

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup water
  • (no fat)

Navajo Bread 2

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbs. baking power
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 tbs. shortening (cut in)

Using either version from above 1 or 2; mix all ingredients and let set for 10-15 minutes. Break off a golf ball size and pat out to a thickness of no more than ¼ inch thick.

Fry in deep hot oil to a slightly golden brown turning once to brown each side. (I used about 2/3 inch of oil) then drained the bread well with paper towels and set aside.

Navajo Tacos

  • Fry Bread
  • Cooked beans
  • Cooked hamburger
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Shredded cheese
  • Chopped onions

Use the fry bread as a base and build your own with what ever ingredients you want. The bread is heavy and very filling.

His version because we didn’t have the Navajo bread, was easy to make, make or buy some corn tortillas fill them with raw ground meat (hamburger, chicken, turkey) we used hamburger.  Then he folded them in half and put them in the oil to cook.  Of course you don’t have the lettuce, tomato or cheese, but you can have that on the side. If you’re out camping it’s an easy meal and not much fixing.

Preparedness Mom

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2 Responses to Navajo Bread

  1. SLHaynes says:

    Umm, sounds delicious! I can’t wait to try it. I wonder if it goes with peanut butter?

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