Friday, July 5, 2013

Navajo Tacos

Growing up in the Southwest Navajo Tacos were a staple. Some people have never heard of a Navajo taco so let me describe what it is. It is a piece of fried bread topped with chili, cheese, shredded lettuce, sour cream, and salsa. Deliciousness. The other great thing is it can also double as your dessert. For dessert top with honey and butter, butter and jam, or cinnamon sugar. You might have to have dessert before dinner because they are absolutely delicious when they are still warm with the melty butter and honey!:)

Navajo Tacos
Serves 8

1 36 count bag frozen Rhodes Rolls,thawed
1 can pinto beans
1 lb. ground beef
1 tsp. paprika
2 Tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. cumin
salt TT
pepper TT
1 can diced tomatoes
Oil for frying

Heat frying oil in a pot over med. heat.
Brown ground beef until cooked through. Drain. Return to pan. Add pinto beans, diced tomatoes and seasonings. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes. 
Meanwhile take two of your rolls at a time and smush together. Place on a floured surface and roll out to a circle about the saize or asmall salad plate. Place in hot oil and fry until golden brown on both sides. Place on a paper towel lined plate. Continue until all dough is used and fried. 
Assemble tacos by placing chili on top of fried bread and top with desired toppings: shredded lettuce, cheese, sour cream, salsa, green onions, etc.
Oh, and don't forget dessert! Top fried bread with desired topping and devour!!!!

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