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Indian Tacos

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Just like they make at the State Fair.
Just like they make at the State Fair.

If the high price of Dan’s Original Indian Taco stand has you down, never fear the Food Dude is here. The fry bread is surprisingly simple to make and doesn’t take a lot of time. Typical Indian tacos are topped with ground beef, pinto beans, lettuce, tomato and cheese. I like onions on mine. Perhaps some diced fresh jalapenos or serranos. Maybe some sliced black olives, if you like. Ultimately, it’s your call.

These are good and significantly cheaper than the State Fair and much easier to contain in the privacy of your own home.

Recipe: Indian Tacos

Summary: This Fair Favorite can be made easily at home.



 2 lbs. ground beef

2 tomatoes

 1/2 white onion diced

 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil

 1-2 fresh serrano chiles

 2-3 cloves garlic

 1 tablespoon salt

 1 teaspoon black pepper

 juice of 1/2 a lime

 1/2 cup chicken broth

 1 Can Ranch Style Beans

 Grated cheese

Shredded lettuce

 Chopped tomatoes

Chopped onions


4 cups all-purpose flour

 2 tablespoons powdered milk

 1 tablespoon baking powder

 1 teaspoon salt

 1 1/2 cups warm water

Vegetable oil


  1. In a heated skillet, brown meat.
  2.  While meat is browning, put tomatoes, garlic, serranos, salt and lime juice in a food processor and pulse 4 to five times.
  3. Drain meat in a colander.
  4.  Heat skillet on medium and add oil.
  5.  Saute onions for 2-3 minutes then add meat, broth, tomato mixture, salt and pepper. Simmer 15-20 until moisture is mostly cooked out.
  6. For the bread, mix all ingredients.
  7. Pinch into small balls of dough. Pat back and forth in hands into small, flat (about 1/4-inch thick) rounds.
  8. In skillet, heat about 2 inches of oil to 350 degrees.
  9. Fry dough to golden brown, turn and fry other side.
  10. Drain on absorbent paper.
  11. In center of each taco, put 2 tablespoons cooked pinto beans, top with meat sauce, shredded lettuce, onions and chopped tomatoes. Sprinkle with grated cheese. Serve hot with salsa. Guacamole and sour cream are optional.

Source: Dave Cathey

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