We grew up in Arizona, and I remember learning a lot about Native American culture while we were there. Whenever I have Navajo Tacos it reminds me of Arizona. Don’t you just love meals or recipes that carry memories with them?
Anyway, I loved Navajo Tacos then and I still love them now! They are so yummy! When I saw this recipe in my Fresh Ideas with Frozen Dough cookbook from Rhodes Bake ‘n Serve, I just had to try it! And wow, I didn’t realize that the Rhodes rolls would work so well as Indian fry bread! It was fantastic!
Navajo Tacos ~ from Rhodes Bake ‘n Serve
submitted by Erin ~ thesisterscafe.com
12 Rhodes Texas™ Rolls, thawed & risen (the equivalent of 18 regular Rhodes dinner rolls)
vegetable oil for frying
1/2 pound ground beef
4 green onions, finely chopped
1/2 cup picante sauce or salsa
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cups canned pinto beans
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded lettuce
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
sour cream, if desired
Flatten each roll to a 6-inch circle. Fry in vegetable oil at 375°F until golden brown, turning over once (about 30 seconds). Drain on paper towels.
Fry ground beef, drain off fat. Add onion and fry until onions are clear.
Add salsa, minced garlic and beans; heat through. Do not over cook.
Spoon desired amount over warm fried dough. Top with grated cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and green onion. If desired, add more salsa and sour cream.