Make the taste of Navajo Fry Bread at home with our simple recipe. Add your favorite toppings for a delicious treat!

You can enjoy this tasty fry bread recipe as a savory dinner. Top it with taco ingredients like beans, your choice of meat, cheese and pico de gallo. Or, you can have it as a sweet dessert topped with honey and/or powdered sugar.

Who Doesn't Love Fry Bread?!

This tasty Southwest dish, also known as the Navajo Taco, is also called Indian Fry Bread.

The Native American food originated from southwestern Native Americans who were relocated from Arizona to New Mexico. They used cooking staples provided by the government.

Why We Love Indian Tacos…

  • Diné (Navajo) Favorite. As being Navajo, watching my grandmother (Shimá sáni) I enjoyed the subtle smell of the oil heating up before dinner, the frybread being prepared, and KTNN playing in the background while everyone was getting ready to enjoy dinner time.
  • Sweet or Savory. You can make it sweet with honey or powdered sugar or savory with beans, mutton, lettuce, and other delicious toppings.
  • Simple. It may be a simple recipe but if you asked what measurements went into the recipe. All you would get were laughs.
  • Everyone keeps their recipes a secret and you'll be lucky to get the accurate measurements from anyone. Thats why we made our easy to make mix!


Again with our mix you only need 2 ingredients, water and our fry bread mix!

  • Navajo Mike's Fry Bread Mix
  • water (warm)

To make it:

Place 2 cups of mix in large mixing bowl. Add 1 cup warm water. Mix with mixer or bare hands until well mixed (add more flour if needed for right consistency). Let stand 30-40 minutes (longer makes lighter bread).

Fill a medium skillet with oil until it is 1-1 1/2 inches deep. Heat the oil to a temperature between 350-375 degrees F. Place the dough on a floured surface. Knead the dough lightly. Cut into baseball sized balls and gently pull and stretch into 6 inch circles.

Lay gently into frying oil with caution. Turn when golden brown. When golden on both sides, remove and drain on paper towel.


You can put many toppings on these delicious fluffy pillows of goodness. Here are some of my favorites.

  • Brisket, Mutton, Slow cooked Skoden Golden barbecue chicken, BBQ pulled pork
  • Jalapeno cilantro crema, Chipotle Aioli, Garlic Aioli
  • Pico de gallo
  • guacamole (or sliced avocado)
  • any cheese
  • Lettuce, Fire Roasted Hatch Chile


Our Fry Bread mix simplifies the cooking process. You also don't have to stress about getting the measurements right. And you won't feel frustrated when trying to make something new. Theres enough stress in the world so we aim to help out how ever we can to make thing easier for you.

Food should be fun and exciting, and we encourage you to try a new cultural dish with ease. So try our Fry Bread Mix and enjoy the taste of the Southwest!

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