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Navajo Tacos

My niece gave me this hearty recipe. It came from a Native American friend of hers in Eufaula, Oklahoma.—Robin Wells, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + rising Cook: 45 min.
  • Makes
    10-12 servings


  • 1 loaf frozen white bread dough, thawed
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound hot bulk pork sausage
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Chopped tomato
  • Finely chopped onion
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Taco sauce


  • Allow dough to rise. Meanwhile, for filling, cook beef and sausage in a skillet over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in taco seasoning, beans and water. Simmer 15-20 minutes or until the water is almost evaporated; set aside.
  • After dough rises, punch down. Make tortillas by dividing dough onto 10 to 12 equal balls. Using a small amount of flour, roll each ball into an 8-in. circle (tortillas should be thin).
  • Fry each tortilla in 1/4-in. hot oil until golden brown, turning once. Drain tortillas on paper towels; keep warm. Top each tortilla with meat mixture, tomato, onion, lettuce, cheese and taco sauce.

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  • tmberwolfe
    May 5, 2013

    I have used this recipe a long time ago but can't find it until now..this is a great meal and really not that hard to make.

  • ka_pyne
    Nov 27, 2012

    this isn't to far off from what I grew up on it's a traditional recipe not everyone makes it the same every family has there own secret.... *proud native indian*

  • rmoneyhomes
    Sep 19, 2011

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  • Trilby Yost
    Jul 15, 2010

    This is reminiscent of tacos I had as a kid before manufactured tortillas were easy to find. Naturally I really, really like this recipe! But even better than that, my family thinks it is special when I make Navajo Tacos.

  • plumcrazy__Alta
    Jul 12, 2010

    Looks like something my adult sons would like,

  • KarrieBlonde
    Jul 12, 2010

    I love this recipe i changed it up a little bit. Very good though:)

  • justmbeth
    Jan 19, 2009

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