Navajo Tacos


I absolutely love to make Navajo Tacos with my leftover Sweet Chili. You can use your own leftover chili or you can even open up a can or two if you like. I do occasionally rely on canned chili to make them, but I think they taste the best with the sweet chili. I also just use frozen roll dough to make these. If you are in Utah, I like to buy Terrel’s roll and scone dough. I like it so much more than that other dough that begins with an “R”. You can find it at most associated foods stores. I have seen it at Macey’s, Reams, and Harmon’s. However, I would love to find a fabulous recipe to make my own, so if anyone has one, feel free to send it my way. You also want you dough to thaw but not really raise. I usually take the dough out of the freezer about 2 hours before I’m going to cook dinner. I also usually do one roll for each family member for their Navajo Taco and one to eat as a scone. Sometimes I’ll toss the extra ones in some cinnamon/sugar or powdered sugar right after frying, or just let every one top with whatever they like such as peanut butter, jam, butter, honey, etc. Then we have dinner and dessert. Yummy!

Navajo Tacos

thawed roll dough
chili, leftover or from a can
cheese, shredded
lettuce, shredded or torn
salsa
sour cream
onion, whatever kind you like green, purple, sweet (I use green onion)
olives, sliced (I didn’t do any this time)

Heat a pan with oil. Your gonna deep fry the roll dough. Once you get the oil to prime frying temperature, flatten a piece of roll dough and put it into the hot oil. Fry the one side until golden, then flip to cook the other side. Once that side is golden, remove from the oil and place on a plate lined with paper towel. Continue doing this with all your dough. Once complete, top the fried dough with chili, cheese, and other toppings.

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8 comments on “Navajo Tacos

  • These were a hit at my house! We used your sweet chili recipe for these and it was great. My kids also love the fact that we get scones and honey butter for dessert when we have these. They will definitely be in our regular dinner rotation now!

  • Oh my! Have I told you how much I love your blog and recipes! This is a very non-overwhelming, yet DIFFERENT recipe! Thank for sharing. I’m going to make it this weekend!

  • I’ve been reading your blog for a few moths now and I just have to tell you that your recipes sound absolutely delicious. If you do a Google search you will find a few good fried bread recipes. I think they were on allrecipes.com. I use a lot of their recipes. I quit eating fried foods last January but I might have to splurge on this recipe over the holidays. I’ve raised four sons and we used to have chili every Halloween, too. I think it was because I could cook it earlier in the day and be done with it. The sweet chili sounds good because I love sweet/spicy foods. Thanks for sharing your favorites with us to enjoy.

  • Oh yum! Navajo tacos are so delicious! Fun to learn that I can use just about any roll dough, now I want to make it really soon. :-)

  • I love your blog, and look at it often. Also, I have a super easy and yummy recipe for homemade fry bread. It is an authentic Navajo recipe (I live very close to the Navajo reservation). If you are interested, I’d be glad to pass it along.

    • i WOULD LOVE THE RECIPE FOR NAVAJO BREAD. i USED T LOVE IT WHEN I LIVED IN PHOENIX AND COULD GET THAT. I NOW IN LIVE IN TEXAS AND NO SUCH LUCK. I WOULD BE SOOO HAPPY IF YOU WOULD SHARE THIS RECIPE WITH ME

  • Yum! I love navajo tacos. I will have to look for those rolls. I also would like a recipe for fry bread. Do share if you find one.

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