So, many years ago, while in college, I used to work at the Cheesecake Factory.
*insert hundreds of people drooling here*
Anyhoo….My favorite sandwich there was the Navajo. It was wonderful, on warm fry bread, a grilled chicken breast with tomato and avocado and lettuce and mayo. It was the bread that made that sandwich so amazing. Yum.
Fast forward to last week…I came across a recipe for tacos that had the same idea and decided that if I had to move mountains, it was getting on this week’s menu. So here it is. 🙂 I’m salivating already.
Navajo Fry Bread
* 4-5 cups flour
* 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 cup instant milk
* 2 cups water
* 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
* 1 onion, chopped
* 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
* 1 can pinto beans
* grated cheese
* sour cream
* green onion
To make fry bread: Mix dry ingredients. Stir in water. Knead dough lightly; cover and let rest 15 minutes. Heat 1″ vegetable oil in a 10″ skillet. Pinch off dough in small amounts and pat dough into thin 8″ circles. In the hot oil, quickly brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels.
To make filling: Brown ground beef and onion, drain. Add beans and garlic salt. Simmer 10- 15 minutes.