Thursday, September 5, 2013

throwback thursday.. navajo tacos..

 

i am reading a book and the lead character is a caterer and for one of her parties she is serving navajo tacos.. and it totally reminded me of my super easy cheater indian tacos.. so for this throwback thursday i thought i would bring this recipe back to the forefront.. ever since they mentioned it my book i haven't been able to stop thinking about it.. so much so we are having it for dinner tonight!!they really are worth trying... {these pictures are weird they are from november of 2011, sorry for the photos.. i know julia child would always say never say your sorry for any meal you serve but she never said anything about apologizing for the photos!! ha ha}


navajo tacos

prep time: 15 minutes
cooking time: 15 minutes
servings: 3

ingredients:

1 premade purchased pizza dough
1.5 lb ground turkey {or beef}
2 tblsp. taco seasoning {store bought or my recipe here}
1/4 cup of water
canola oil
flour
 
toppings:
 
shredded cheddar cheese
onion, diced
tomato, diced
cilantro, chopped
sour cream
 
directions:
 
in a medium pot over medium heat brown your meat until crumbly.. add taco seasoning and water and combine and turn heat to simmer.. while its simmering take your pizza dough and cut off a chunk...on a well floured surface roll out your "chunk" to about a 1/4 inch thick and mine were like a 6" by 3" rectangle.. then i took my flat iron skillet i use for tortilla's and put it on a medium-high heat and then added a very very light coating of oil and "fried" my shell that way they kinda puff up.. but there really wasn't that much oil at all.. i repeated that until i had made six shells.. then spread refried beans, layer on meat mixture, top with cheese, onions, tomatoes, cilantro and sour cream.. yummyyyy.. we ate it like a tostada..
enjoy and get cook'n!!
 


2 comments:

  1. I was born and raised in Az.(we live in Washington now),and had a sister-in-law who is from the Navajo reservation. She never made Navajo tacos but she made the most glorious fry bread!
    I use Boboli pizza shells for Navajo tacos, but I'm going to try the pizza dough.
    Thanks for the recipe!

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  2. Your welcome and thank you.. They are delicious..

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