Easy Navajo Tacos

There are just a few days of summer left for my kids, and while I am secretly excited, I am also a little bit sad.

This has probably been one of the most enjoyable summers we have had as a family. We’ve explored, camped, hiked, fished, and marked off several items on our Summer Bucket List. We still have so much more to do in these last couple of days, so I am all about a quick and easy dinner to free up valuable end-of-summer time.

Easy Navajo Tacos with California Avocado!

These quick and easy Navajo Tacos are an absolute favorite of ours.

I remember specifically as a child (and an adult) being so excited when the Fall fair would roll into town, because that meant Indian Fry Bread!! Indian Fry Bread is so versatile, you can enjoy it sweet or savory. I would get myself a Navajo Taco for dinner and then quickly jump back in line for some fry bread covered in honey and powdered sugar.

If you’ve never had a Navajo Taco before, you are in for a treat! This recipe is so incredibly easy because I just grabbed a tube of biscuits, flattened them out and then quickly fried them.

Easy Indian Fry Bread

The dough puffs up and becomes light and flaky on the inside, with a buttery crisp outside.

Grab all your taco fixin’s, especially some gorgeous California Avocados! It’s still California Avocado season, so make sure you take full advantage. Those creamy avocados are perfect on top of these Navajo Tacos.

Avocado and Bread

On top of the fry bread I spread out some refried beans for a base. You can use the canned version or make your own homemade refried beans.  You just want to make sure to start with the beans so your other toppings will stick. :)

Feel free to customize the toppings to your liking. Add some taco meat, or grilled chicken!

Easy Navajo Tacos

Make these last few days of summer count! Get out there, have fun, and make some delicious memories!

… and eat lots and lots of fry bread with avocados while you’re at it. :)

Easy Navajo Tacos

Enjoy these quick and easy Navajo Tacos with a side of Easy Mexican Rice for a complete meal!

Ingredients

  • 1 (10 count) tube of Flaky Dinner Rolls
  • Oil for frying (I used Canola Oil)
  • 2 cups of Refried Beans , warmed up.
  • 2 California Avocados, peeled, pitted and diced
  • 3 cups of finely shredded Romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
  • 1 cup of diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup of sour cream, divided
  • 2-3 green onions, diced
  • 1 tsp chipotle chile peppers in adobo sauce, minced

Instructions

  1. Heat 2-3 inches of oil to 375 degrees F.
  2. With your fingers and hands flatten out each roll to about 1/4 inch thickness (they puff up when fried). Fry one at a time in hot oil, turning the bread over until it is lightly golden brown on each side. Remove from oil and let drain on a paper towel lined plate.
  3. In a small bowl combine 1/2 cup of sour cream with the 1 tsp of chipotle chile peppers in adobo sauce. Blend until combined.
  4. Build your Navajo Tacos by smearing about 1/4 cup of refried beans on the fry bread, followed by a little bit of the spicy sour cream sauce, diced California Avocado, lettuce, shredded cheese, tomato, sour cream, and a little bit of green onions on top.
  5. Enjoy!

Notes from Shawn

Leave out the spicy sour cream sauce if you don't like it spicy.

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Comments

  1. Oh my goodness! I cannot wait to try these! I love shortcuts and these look amazing. Thank you for sharing, I stopped by from Pinterest! :)

  2. These look incredible, and easy!!

  3. Love how simple these are!

  4. Ahhh I’ve always used thawed out Rhodes Rolls, but this is so much easier! Love! :)

  5. This recipe surprised me a lot because it looks so delicious and the first thing that came into my mind is that it is rather difficult to cook. But when I`ve read the recipe I understood that it is rather easy and the ingredients are very healthy!

  6. I have never tried these, but I need to-yum!

  7. HI… could you please give an explanation of what that base might be made of? or similar to… we don’t have that product in my part of the world… cheers

  8. I just love fried dough! And topped with that many delicious toppings…oh, yum!!!

  9. Wauw, that looks amazing! :-)

    - Julia, OneKitchen, http://onekitchen.blogspot.dk/

  10. These look wonderful, I’ve never made them and will have to give them a try!

  11. I can’t find flaky dinner rolls at my grocery store :( would you use canned biscuit or canned cresent rolls instead? Can’t wait to make these! Thanks!

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