Navajo Tacos

August 19, 2008

What is a Navajo Taco? It is a frybread topped with chili, sour cream lettuce and cheese. You can use your favorite chili recipe or even canned chili but this is sure to make your husband HAPPY!

Ok so first I took the recipe from Julie Cooks! for Crockpot Chili and then I multiplied it by 5. But here is the recipe for one family.

Brown & drain 1# extra lean ground beef.  While it’s cooking, put into the crockpot: 16 oz of kidney beans (rinsed, drained), 16-20 oz tomatoes (undrained), 8 oz tomato sauce, 1 chopped onion, 1/2 chopped bell pepper, 3 cloves garlic (or 1 1/2 t minced bottled garlic), 1 T chili powder, 1 1/2 t salt and fresh ground pepper.  Drain beef well, add to crockpot.  Mix well.  Cook on low 6-8 hours.

For Freezing: I cooked the ground beef and drained the fat and added all the other uncooked ingredients into a Ziplock bag. I doubled bagged this and laid flat. Be sure to squeeze out any air on both bags. On cooking day just dump contents of defrosted ziplock bag into the crockpot and cook for 6-8 hours on low as directed.

Then I bought 6 loaves of Bridgeford Frozen dough and sprayed some pam into large Ziplock bags and put one loaf into each bag for each of the 5 families. On cooking day they will need to spray pam into a large bowl and cover it to let the dough rise for at least 4 – 5 hours so it is nice a fluffy to pull and make scones.  15 minutes before dinner time heat up oil (on medium) in a deep skillet for frying the bread. When oil is heated pull some of your risen bridgeford dough and make a 5″ circle with it pulled like you would a pizza dough. It should be 1/2 ” – 1″ thick and 5″ diameter and gently drop into hot oil. When one side is lightly browned, flip to the other side which will cook much faster. Remove from oil and have a plate with paper towels ready to pat off some oil when slightly cooled. Make as many scones as you can with the dough and if you have leftovers serve as dessert with butter and honey. So Good!

I also provided a refrigerator bag with sour cream, chopped romaine lettuce and grated cheese to go on top of the scones and chili.



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