This dish was prepared for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was Native American. While these tacos were beyond amazing, I think I could have stayed with one :). A** Blood is a homemade chili powder made with ghost chilis, here (http://www.cucumbertown.com/a-blood-recipe-dish)
Indian Fry Bread
- First make the Indian Fry Bread. Stir together the flour, salt, and baking powder in a bowl.
- Stir with a fork as you drizzle in the milk and keep stirring so it stays together.
- Add just enough water to get the dough to come together. I used about 1/2 a cup.
- Cover the dough and let it sit for 45 minutes
- Heat about 2 inches of lard in a skillet over medium-high heat. Meanwhile, grab some dough and either press it out with your fingers or roll it out on a clean surface.
- Carefully drape the dough into the hot lard and cook until golden brown (45 seconds to 1 minute), using tongs, flip the bread and cook an additional 30 – 45 seconds.
- Remove the bread to paper towels to drain and repeat for the rest of the dough.
- Heat up the refried beans.
- Brown the ground beef over medium-high heat. Drain.
- To make the taco seasoning, stir together the chili powder, paprika, cumin, cayenne pepper, A** Blood, oregano, salt, black pepper, and corn starch.
- Add the diced onion, minced garlic, taco seasoning (either package or homemade), and 1/4 Cup water. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 5 minutes.
- Put all of the toppings on the fry bread. Serve hot.
The addition of A** Blood gave the meat a definite kick so some people may want to leave it out.