Monday, August 29, 2011

Recipe - Fry Bread Tacos

We love Mexican food at our house and one of our favorite places to get a taco in Des Moines is at Tasty Tacos.  We can't be going out to eat every time that craving comes on though, so instead we make our own fry bread tacos.  It starts with finding some cheap refridgerated biscuits.  We can usually find 8 count tubes at Fareway 2 for 89 cents.  (Today Fareway had a couple tubes of Pillsbury Grands Biscuits marked down to $0.25 each!)

Fry Bread Tacos

Refridgerated Biscuits 10 small = 5 taco shells
1 lb. ground beef
1 med. onion
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. chili powder

Brown beef in skillet with onion until fully cooked.  Add seasonings to meat.

Roll out or pat biscuits into about 7" rounds on floured surface (no need to be perfect circles!)  Heat 1/2 cup oil in 8" or 10" skillet over medium heat.  Fry biscuits individually for about a minute on each side or until golden brown.
Drain on paper towels. 

Once you have your shells put your meat mixtiure on top and add all of your favorite taco fixings!  Enjoy!

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  1. These look amazing! I love fry bread, but have never made it.

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    ~your newest follower

  2. great post - I haven't had fry bread in years! I've stopped by from stumble tumble and would love it if you popped over and stumbled my post this week: Acting Balanced - Baking with Sorghum

  3. We love Mexican food in my house too!

    Stumble love :)


  4. Hmmm. That's an interesting concept! I've made donuts using can biscuits before, but I've never used them like this.

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  5. These look delicious! We call these Navajo Tacos and I loooove them. :-) I've +1-ed and stumbled your page. Thanks for linking up at the Super Sunday Stumble--we'd love to see you again this week!

  6. This looks amazing! I have bookmarked this page and will be making this for my hubby very soon!
    I am Sunday Super Stalking on Friday this week LOL. I hope you have a great weekend!

  7. yummy - I would love to make this!!! easy and so delish that would definitely hit the spot!!!

  8. These look really good and what a good idea. Sounds like dinner tonight. :)

  9. Seem fairly easy. I had fry bread almost 25 years ago- wow. Hard to admit the timeline. I remember I couldn't get enough!

  10. I LOVE Mexican food! I never had or heard of this fry bread. But I am willing to try anything once - looks good though & I am a big bread eater!!

  11. I commented but I don't know where it went!!
    So comment #2: I LOVE Mexican food, but I never heard of or tried fry bread. But I am willing to try most anything once. I love bread & love eating it with many a meal.

  12. This recipe looks very delicious indeed. I copied the recipe down to make this on the coming weekend. I thank you for sharing it with us today.

  13. Super hack for tacos! Can't wait to try them!