Navajo Tacos

Navajo Entree



1 small onion
1 tablespoon vegetable oil.
8 Navajo fry breads (See previous recipe for 4 fry breads and double its ingredients)*
1 pound ground beef
1 15-ounce can pinto beans or red kidney beans, drained
1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes (1 more cup later)
1 4-ounce can diced green chiles
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon salt
1 avocado
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded lettuce
1 cup sour cream
1 cup diced tomatoes
* = Or halve the ingredients in this recipe. You’ll need to find 7.5-ounce cans. Life is hard.
Serves 8. Takes 40 minutes.
Dice onion. Add vegetable oil and oil to pan. Sauté onion at medium-high heat for 5 minutes or until onion softens. Stir frequently. Add ground beef. Cook at medium heat for 3 minutes or until beef is no longer pink. Stir occasionally.
Add pinto beans, 15-ounce can diced tomatoes, green chiles, chili powder, cumin, paprika, pepper, and salt. Stir until well blended. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir occasionally. Cover fry breads with an equal amount of this mixture. Top each covered fry breads with equals amounts of avocado, cheddar cheese, lettuce, sour cream, and 1 cup diced tomatoes.
1) It’s not very well known, but Vincent van Gogh absolutely loved Navajo tacos. In fact, culinary art historians have recently uncovered his Navajo taco still life. Magnificent, isn’t it?

­– Paul De Lancey, The Comic Chef, Ph.D.


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