Navajo Tacos

Think frybread...think Arizona! The Navajo Nation is largely in Arizona, but it spills over into Utah, Colorado and New Mexico which, combined, do not make up the land mass of the Navajo Nation in Arizona. The concept of fry bread is thought to have begun with the Navajos, but is also made in the State of Sonora, Mexico, and similar breads are made throughout the world.


  • 2 cups unbleached flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • About 3/4 cup water


  1. Mix dry ingredients with fingers. Stir in water with a fork. Knead and divide into 6 parts. Pat into 4 (8-inch) circles 1/4 inch thick.
  2. Fry in oil heated to 365 degrees F until brown.
  3. Spread each taco with refried beans or chili, lettuce, tomato, scallion, cheese, avocado, sour cream and taco sauce or salsa.
  4. To use as a dessert, spread with butter and honey or confectioners' sugar.

Yield: 4