Navajo Tacos Recipe

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  1. CHILI: Sort and discard debris from beans and rinse well.
  2. Place beans in 3-4 quart pot with water; bring to a boil on high heat. Cook uncovered for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat; cover and let stand for 1 hour. Drain beans and set aside.
  4. Rinse pot and return to medium-high heat. Add the chopped onion and ground beef and cook till meat is browned.
  5. Drain the grease and add all remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil on high heat; reduce heat and simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, until beans are tender.
  6. FRY BREAD: Mix together flour, dry milk, baking powder, and salt. Add shortening and rub mixture with fingers till coarse crumbs form.
  7. Add water and stir with a fork till dough clings together.
  8. Knead on a lightly floured surface till smooth (2-3 minutes).
  9. Divide into 6 portions and keep covered with plastic wrap.
  10. Shape each into a 6-7 inch circle.
  11. In a 9x2 inch pan or electric skillet, heat 3/4 inch canola oil to 375 degrees. Fry each piece of dough till it is puffy and golden brown, turning once with tongs.
  12. Keep warm in 200 degree oven on baking sheets lined with paper towels till ready to serve.
  13. TO SERVE: Top each piece of fry bread with chili, and as many toppings as you like.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 882.12 Kcal (3693 kJ)
Calories from fat 432.36 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 48.04g 74%
Cholesterol 120.22mg 40%
Sodium 2611.44mg 109%
Potassium 1249.13mg 27%
Total Carbs 72.21g 24%
Sugars 6.51g 26%
Dietary Fiber 10.82g 43%
Protein 41.91g 84%
Vitamin C 15.7mg 26%
Iron 7mg 39%
Calcium 859.5mg 86%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 117.09 Kcal (490 kJ)
Calories from fat 57.39 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.38g 74%
Cholesterol 15.96mg 40%
Sodium 346.65mg 109%
Potassium 165.81mg 27%
Total Carbs 9.58g 24%
Sugars 0.86g 26%
Dietary Fiber 1.44g 43%
Protein 5.56g 84%
Vitamin C 2.1mg 26%
Iron 0.9mg 39%
Calcium 114.1mg 86%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 20.8
  • 23

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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