Easy and delicious Navajo tacos are made with a thick and soft fry bead then layered with tasty taco toppings. A delicious family friendly meal that you can add with all of your favorite toppings to!
Easy Navajo Tacos
School is now in session and I love creating easy and delicious meals! It gets pretty hectic after the boys get home from school. And I can’t believe how much homework they get now. My older boys spend at least an hour an a half, and my kindergartener even gets some too! These navajo tacos were simple to put together and the entire family loved them!
I loved using Pillsbury biscuits as the fry bread for these navajo tacos. They turned out perfectly, and were so simple to make. The best part about these navajo tacos is that each family member can add their favorite toppings. My little one had two and begged me to make them every week. I am okay with that because these were easy and delicious! This is a recipe that will become a family favorite and you will make it again and again!
What is a Navajo Taco:
A Navajo taco is made up of a deep fry bread topped with taco ingredients. Our family loves ground beef with chili beans and customized toppings to go on top. Make your taco just the way you like it using these toppings and creating the best taco yet!
Navajo Tacos Ingredients:
Adding ground beef with chili beans is a fun twist to this taco topping. Layer on your favorite toppings that you love and pile them high for a fun filled taco. Top it off with some salsa, guacamole and even Mexican Rice for a complete meal. It is a light and fluffy pillow like fry bread that is SO delicious.
- Ground Beef: lean ground beef is best and will still shrink up a little bit. Double the recipe if you are making this for a big crowd.
- Taco Seasoning: Homemade taco seasoning or packaged seasoning works well with these tacos.
- Water: This helps while cooking the beef.
- Chili with Beans: Mix the chili beans in with the beef creating a thick and hearty taco topping.
- Pillsbury Grand Original Biscuits: This is for making the fry bread. Simply flatten and create a taco out of it.
- Oil: for frying the biscuits into fry bread.
- Olives: Slice them up and add them to the topping of the tacos.
- Sour Cream: Add a dollop for a light and creamy taco taste.
- Avocados: Cut up into long slices or chopped into squares for a healthy topping.
- Tomatoes: Bright red tomatoes look the best and
- Lettuce: Shredded and topped.
- Cheddar Cheese: Also, shredded and sprinkled over top the tacos.
How to Make Navajo Tacos:
- Fry the Biscuit: Flatten each biscuit. Fry each biscuit in 1/4-in. hot oil over medium heat until golden brown, turning once. Drain biscuits on paper towels, keep warm.
- Cook the Ground Beef: In a medium skillet, brown ground beef until no longer pink. Add ¼ cup water, taco seasoning mix, and can of chili beans. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low and allow to simmer.
- Assemble the Navajo tacos: Once ready to assemble, lay fried biscuit on a plate and put ½ cup of meat mixture on top. Top with your favorite toppings.
The Recipe Critic Pro Tip:
Once the pillsbury dough is fried place on a sheet pan and keep warm in the oven at the lowest temperature setting while making the other fry breads.
Tips for Making Navajo Bread:
- Toppings: Add all your favorite toppings that you love. Mix and match vegetables and meats to your liking.
- Frying Bread: Before frying your bread, lay flat then cut a line in the center of each biscuit. This will help it from curling in the oil and will stay flat for your taco toppings.
- Oil: It is best to keep your oil at a constant temperature. The best temperature is around 250-300 degrees Fahrenheit. If the temperature becomes too low the bread will be tough and not soft like a cloud. Opposite of that though it will become too hot and can easily burn on the outside while the inside does not cook.
For More Tacos Recipes Try:
- Baked Chicken Tacos
- Grilled Spicy Blackened Salmon Tacos with Pineapple Avocado Salsa
- Blackened Cajun Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Salsa
- Beefy Baked Tacos
- Easy Shrimp Tacos
Easy Navajo Tacos
- 1 lb Ground Beef Lean
- 1 Homemade Taco Seasoning or Packaged
- 1 15 ounce black beans drained and rinsed
- 1 15 ounce diced tomatoes
- 1 15 ounce pinto beans drained and rinsed
- 1 can Pillsbury Grand Original Biscuits 8 Biscuits
- Oil for Frying I used vegetable oil
- Sour Cream
- Lettuce shredded
- Cheddar Cheese shredded
- Flatten each biscuit. Fry each biscuit in 1/4-in. hot oil over medium heat until golden brown, turning once. Drain biscuits on paper towels, keep warm.
- In a medium skillet, brown ground beef until no longer pink. Add taco seasoning mix, black beans. diced tomatoes, and pinto beans. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low and allow to simmer.
- Once ready to assemble, lay fried biscuit on a plate and put ½ cup of meat mixture on top. Top with your favorite toppings.
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.