Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Panini Navajo Tacos


Welcome to Red Couch Recipes! 
The letter of the week for Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday is P for Panini Navajo Tacos.  This is a favorite meal with the Red Couch Children.  They like to grill and make their own Navajo Taco; they like chili right out of the can for this meal.  You can deep fry it, but we find that using our Panini Maker to make the "fry bread" is much easier and hopefully more healthy.

Recipe for Fry Bread

2 cups Flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups milk

In a bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder and milk.  Mix well.  Separate dough into balls, about 7 balls.  On floured surface, roll dough into circles with rolling pin.  Just add a little vegetable oil or olive oil to your Panini Maker.  When you grill the "fry bread," make sure you don't close the lid.  Closing the lid will smash the bread too much.  When one side is toasty brown, just flip it over to grill the bread.  Drain on paper towels.


Here is the "fry bread" ready to be topped.  You could also use a George Foreman Grill or just an electric fry pan or large skillet on the stove.  The "fry bread" is ready to be topped.


Navajo Taco Toppings

Chili --we usually use two cans of chili (15 ounce) for our family of five
Grated Cheese -- I used feta because I had some in the fridge.
Lettuce
Sour Cream
Olives
Green Onions
Tomatoes
Salsa, if desired
Guacamole or Avocado, if desired.

Thanks for relaxing on my Red Couch today!

Posted with the following:  Weekend Wrapup






27 comments:

Joycee said...

This is a great idea! I leave our panini maker out for days sometimes, it works for so many meals..

Velva said...

This looks so good! I could eat the fry bread alone :-)

Jacqueline said...

Navajo tacos are one of our favorites but I don't love the greasy mess and they are hard to make for a crowd, but with this you could keep them warm in the oven and they would still be great. Lovin it! Your Valentine's background is great and I forgot to mention it, but loved the red polka dot background you did the cupcakes on. Too pretty and so RED!

anniebakes said...

oh my gosh this has made me so hungry right now!! Thanks for the Birthday well wishes as well, anne

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Oh boy, that looks good and I've never even eaten fry bread.

Julie Harward said...

I have always loved fry bread, this looks real good..as does the cupcakes below here..YUM! :D

Clements Family said...

That looks so good! I just made fry bread the other day! My first time not using rhoades rolls:)

Red Door Home said...

I have not heard of fry bread before. I do have a panini press so I will have to add this to the must make list! Thanks for sharing.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Saved! I love this idea of making the bread...this would be a hit at my house.

La said...

These look really yummy, Joni.

Sue said...

Love the versatility of this recipe! So many possibilities, and each is delicious:) yum!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Hi Joni! Making the flat bread on a panini press or the George is a great idea-looks yummy:@)

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

That's a great idea..and just in time for my annual Super Bowl party..

YUM!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I have never tried fried bread. This recipe looks like something I might be able to do. The toppings sound great.

Teresa said...

That certainly does sound yummy. Perfect!

Terra said...

that looked amazing. I don't have a panini maker...can I come over

Judie said...

Whenever we take visitors to the mission San Xavier del Boc, south of Tucson, we always have some fry bread made by the native Americans who live near by.

Ames said...

hey, I've got a Panini press. I'll have to give these a try. Thanks for sharing!~Ames

Infatuated with Homes and Gardens said...

I have never heard of nor had Fry Bread but this looks really nice so I will give it a try :)
~Sharon~

mub said...

Oh gosh I love fry bread. It's been ages since I've had it though!

Ⓙ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

I can feel my thighs widening at the thought! YUM!

myorii said...

Mmmm, that looks pretty yummy :) I must try making this one day!

Theresa said...

Sounds YUM! Definitely got to try this one. Thanks Joni!

Lisa H. said...

I've got to remember this one. I lived in Arizona for almost 10 years and fondly remember fry bread at all of the fairs and carnivals.

H said...

I like that fry bread. It's handy for the days when I run out of bread and don't want a trip to the shops.

Sue said...

I'm going to try that fry bread recipe!

=)

Jenny said...

This looks perfectly delicious. yum!

I am going to print this out and pass this along to a lot of people I know who adore fry bread!

Thanks for another particularly scrumptious post for Alphabe-Thursday!

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