Homemade Fry Bread Tacos Recipe

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Learn how to make homemade fry bread tacos with this simple and flavorful recipe. The fry bread is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, perfect for holding a delicious filling of seasoned meat, beans, cheese, and fresh toppings. This dish is a crowd-pleaser and great for family gatherings or game day parties.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup warm water
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 pound ground beef or turkey
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Toppings: lettuce, tomato, salsa, sour cream, guacamole


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Slowly add warm water and mix until a dough forms.
  2. Knead the dough on a floured surface for 5 minutes, then let it rest for 10 minutes.
  3. Divide the dough into 6 equal portions and flatten each portion into a round disc.
  4. Heat vegetable oil in a deep skillet or fryer over medium-high heat.
  5. Fry each dough disc in the hot oil until golden brown and crispy, about 2-3 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.
  6. In a separate pan, cook the ground meat until browned. Add taco seasoning and simmer for 5 minutes.
  7. To assemble the tacos, spread refried beans on each fry bread, top with seasoned meat, cheese, and desired toppings.
  8. Serve immediately and enjoy these delicious fry bread tacos!

Interesting Facts

  • Fry bread has its origins in Native American cuisine and is a popular dish at powwows and celebrations.
  • Fry bread tacos are a fusion of Native American and Mexican cuisines, combining the best of both worlds.
  • You can customize the toppings on fry bread tacos to suit your taste preferences, making them a versatile and customizable dish.