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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Brandy makes Indian Tacos.. Whats for Dinner?

Fry Bread:

1 cup unbleached flour
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 teaspoon powdered milk
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup water
Vegetable oil for frying
Extra flour to flour your hands and for your surface.

Sift together the flour, salt, powdered milk, and baking powder into a large bowl. Pour the water over the flour mixture all at once and stir the dough with a fork until it starts to form one big clump. Flour your hands well. Using your hands, begin to mix the dough, trying to get all the flour into the mixture to form a ball. You want to mix this well, but you do NOT want to knead it. Kneading it will make for a heavy Fry Bread when cooked. The inside of the dough ball should still be sticky after it is formed, while the outside will be well floured.
Cut the dough into four (4) pieces. Using your floured hands, shape, stretch, pat, and form a disk of about 5 to 7 inches in diameter. Don’t worry about it being round.
In a deep heavy pot, heat the vegetable oil to about 350 degrees F. You can check if you oil is hot enough by either dropping a small piece of dough in the hot oil and seeing if it begins to fry, or by dipping the end of a wooden spoon in and seeing if that bubbles. Your oil should be about 1-inch deep in a large skillet or other large heavy pot. Take the formed dough and gently place it into the oil, being careful not to splatter the hot oil. Press down on the dough as it fries so the top is submersed into the hot oil. Fry until lightly browned, and then flip to fry the other side. Each side will take approximately 3 to 4 minutes to cook. Place the cooked Fry Bread on a paper towel to absorb excess oil.

Now for your Indian Taco filling & topping.

Everybody is different on what they like to use for their filling and toppings. I myself like to keep it easy and simple. Remember the old saying.. K.I.S.S. (Keep it simple, stupid!)

Brown 1-2 pounds of hamburger (depending on how many people you are feeding), drain and add 2 cans of chilli with beans per 1 pound of hamburger as well as 1 pkg of taco seasoning per 1 pounds of hamburger. Now don't go getting some nasty canned chilli like that Wolf brand that my Dad used to buy.. I wouldn't feed that stuff to dogs! Get some Hormel or even Walmart brand is better then Wolf. Or, if you are like me you might have some leftover homemade chilli in your freezer so, use that!

So, that takes care of your filling.. now for the toppings!
Everybody has their own preferences on toppings...just think whatever you like on regular tacos is good on Indian Tacos. I for one like the whole sha-bang!

  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Jalapenos
  • Taco Sauce, Picante Sauce or Salsa
  • Onions
  • Cheese
  • Sour Cream

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