Volume 13, Issue 2
Your Very Own Navajo Taco Place
What You Need
4-5 cups flour
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup instant milk
2 cups water
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 chopped onion
2/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1 can pinto beans
What You Do
To make fry bread: Mix dry ingredients
Stir in Water
Knead dough lightly, cover and let rest 15
Heat 1” vegetable oil in a 10” skillet
Pinch off dough in small amounts and pat
dough into thin 8” circles
In the hot oil, quickly brown on both sides.
Drain on paper towels.
Brown ground beef and onion, drain
Add beans and garlic salt
Simmer 10 - 15 minutes
Loosen your belt
Spoon filling onto your frybread
Top with grated cheese, salsa, lettuce,
tomatoes, onion, sour cream, green onion.
Dig In (Oh Boy!)
When we travel the dusty
roads of Navajo country,
there is nothing better than
seeing a friendly, neighbor-
hood Navajo Taco restaurant.
These places pull our car off
of the road like a magnet.
Oh, boy! A sumptuous
1,000+ calorie treat that is
just loaded with tasty lard,
and at a price that is just
about the lowest cost per cal-
orie treat anywhere in the world. People
think Navajo weavings are great, but just
wait until you taste one of these beauties.
These are an absolute art in and of them-
selves. And, a yummy one.
This epicurean delight blossomed from
humble beginnings. According to Navajo
tradition, frybread was created in 1864 using
the flour, sugar, salt and lard that was given
to them by the United States government
when they were forced from their Arizona
land to take a 300-mile journey, known as
the “Long Walk” to Bosque Redondo, New
Mexico, a land that did not support their
traditional staples of vegetables and beans.
When you travel the vast Navajo Country, hold on to your steering wheel. When the
tummy starts growling, and a Navajo Taco place appears, be prepared for your car to
have mind of its own as it points you to toward your 1,000+ calorie treat.
The great Navajo Taco joint. A continuing part of the great American landscape in
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