Navajo Tacos Recipe

Summary

Preparation Time40 MinCooking Time1 Hr 0 Min
Ready In1 Hr 40 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings8
CuisineCourse
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group

Ingredients

 All purpose flour4 1⁄2 Cup (72 tbs)
 Instant non fat dry milk powder2 Tablespoon
 Baking powder1 Tablespoon
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Warm water1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Vegetable oil1 Tablespoon
For chili topping
 Dried pinto beans1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Water5 1⁄2 Cup (88 tbs)
 Turkey1 1⁄2 Pound, uncooked and ground
 Chili powder2 Tablespoon
 Shredded process american cheese8 Ounce (2 Cups)
 Lettuce3 Cup (48 tbs)
 Tomatoes2 , chopped
 Onion1 , finely chopped

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 613 Calories from Fat 148

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g25.8%

Saturated Fat 6.7 g33.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 85.3 mg

Sodium 954.6 mg39.8%

Total Carbohydrates 77 g25.5%

Dietary Fiber 7.7 g30.7%

Sugars 4.4 g

Protein 38 g76.2%

Vitamin A 65% Vitamin C 22.7%

Calcium 46% Iron 37.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

MAKING
1) Into a mixing bowl, add the flour, milk powder, baking powder and salt and mix well
2) Add in the water to make a hard dough
3) Onto a floured surface turn the dough out and knead for 5 minutes till stretchy
4) Divide the dough into 8 portions and allow to rest for 10 minutes
5) Roll out each circle about 8 inches
6) Into hot oil, fry the circles on each side for a minute till puffed and golden brown
7) Drain onto absorbent kitchen paper
8) Repeat with the other rounds
9) Wash the bean thoroughly
10) Place them into a Dutch oven
11) Pour water over the beans about 2 inches depth and allow to soak overnight
12) Drain the bean and into a pot, add 5 1/2 cups of water and bring to a boil
13) Bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer for about 45 minutes till the beans are cooked and soft
14) Into a large skillet, pur some oil and saute the turkey till the turkey is colored
15) Add in the beans and the reserve cooking liquid, chili powder and cook for 3 minutes till the beans are heated
16) Add in the cheese and mix till it melts
17) Spoon the chili topping over each fried bread
18) Layer on top of the chili the lettuce tomatoes and the onion

SERVING
19) Place them onto a flat serving dish and serve the tacos immediately
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