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Navajo Tacos Recipe
Prep Time
2 hrs 35 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 40 mins

Delicious and hearty navajo tacos

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: fried tacos, homemade tacos
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 368 kcal
Author: Desarae
  • 1 T yeast
  • 1/2 Cup warm water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 1 eggs
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 5-6 cups flour
  1. Let yeast, 1/2 cup warm water, and 1 tsp sugar stand 5 minutes in a separate bowl.
  2. Cream together shortening, 1/2 cup sugar, and salt.
  3. Then add eggs, 2 cups warm water, and the yeast-water-sugar mixture and continue creaming.
  4. Add 3 cups flour, cover, let rise for 1/2 hour
  5. Stir in 2 or 3 cups of flour and let rise in fridge for a few hours.
  6. Roll into small balls and flatten thin and fry in heated oil.
  7. Depending on size of pan you can fry 2-3 at a time and it only takes a few minutes on each side. Watch carefully. They fry quick! Garnish as desired.
Nutrition Facts
Navajo Tacos Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 368 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 360mg16%
Potassium 84mg2%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 25IU1%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.