Navajo Tacos make me so happy. I can’t explain it, they just make my life better. Basically they are most of my favorite things wrapped into one delicious meal.
I love Mexican food, and I love all things fried. So there ya go. My ultimate food happy place! Why do fried foods have to taste soooo good?
Way back, when I only had one child, (was there really a time when I only had one child?) I went to visit my sister, and she let me pore through her recipe books and copy down anything I wanted. (This was so long ago, there was not a smart phone to whip out and just take a picture of all the recipes I wanted…so I actually had to hand write them)
I asked her what some of her favorites were and wrote those down first. She went right for the scone dough recipe I use for these Navajo Tacos, and a few other total keepers that I’ll try to get up on the blog asap. One of them is already on the blog, it’s the German Pancake recipe.
I found those hand written recipes in the back of my cookbook this week, and I’m so excited to make them all again. I forgot about some of them for a while. I feel like I just found some buried treasures. Ha!
There’s a really good Sausage and Potato Soup and a Chili Relleno recipe I can’t wait to make again.
But the one I didn’t forget about was the scone dough recipe I use for these Navajo Tacos. I use it all the time! It’s the best!
The Scone Dough recipe is really easy to make (no mixer needed) and is so delicious! I highly, highly recommend it. However, with that said, there are other great ways to make your scone base for Navajo Tacos. You can use canned biscuits, or frozen roll dough, and get great results too.
When it comes to the Taco/Chili component of the Navajo Taco, everyone does it a little differently. Some people like to do straight taco meat or taco meat with beans. I grew up using chili and still do it that way. Some people like to use Taco Soup. A friend of mine used Homemade Re-fried Beans and served them to me that way. It was delicious, and now I do it that way sometimes too. It’s a great option for vegetarians.
Whatever type of taco/chili component you choose, you can’t go wrong. Pairing classic Mexican flavors with fried dough is going to be a home run, no matter what.
Try these on your Navajo Tacos
- Scone Dough (I use this Homemade Scones recipe. You can also use frozen roll dough or refrigerator biscuits.)
- Chili (you can use canned chili or Homemade Chili, or your favorite Taco Meat or Taco Soup or Homemade Re-fried Beans.
- Chopped romaine or ice-burg lettuce
- Diced tomatoes
- Diced onion, we like purple or yellow
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Sliced olives
- Diced avocado or Guacamole
- Sour cream or ranch
- While Fried Scone is still warm, sprinkle it with cheese and top with large scoop of favorite chili or taco meat. Top with other toppings of your choice and make sure to add some salsa and sour cream.