Slow-Cooker Beef Fry-Bread Tacos

slow-cooker beef fry-bread tacos Entree Mexican
Slow-Cooker Beef Fry-Bread Tacos
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 4 hr 35 min
  • Servings 4

This riff on the popular fair food gets a delicious slow-cooker makeover. Pre-made dinner roll dough makes prep for the bread a breeze! MORE+ LESS-

Updated September 20, 2016


Ground Beef

lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
cup chopped onions
to 3 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, finely chopped
teaspoons adobo sauce (from jar)
teaspoon salt
teaspoon ground cumin
teaspoons chile powder
teaspoon onion powder
teaspoon garlic powder
teaspoon sugar
cup water


frozen dinner roll dough (raw), thawed as directed on bag
Canola oil for frying


Shredded cheese
Chopped tomatoes
Diced onion
Fresh cilantro
Shredded lettuce
Sour cream
Frank's™ RedHot™ Original cayenne pepper sauce


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  • 1
    In slow cooker, stir together Ground Beef ingredients. Cover; cook on High heat setting 2 hours. Stir mixture to break up beef. Cover; cook 2 hours longer or until beef is no longer pink. With slotted spoon, remove beef from slow cooker; place half in bowl and keep warm. Place remaining half in freezer container or freezer plastic bag; freeze for another use.
  • 2
    With hands or rolling pin, flatten dinner roll dough into rough rounds about the diameter of a small taco shell. If sticky, dust with flour.
  • 3
    Heat cast-iron or deep skillet over medium-high heat. Fill with about 1/2 inch of canola oil; heat oil until hot. Fry dough rounds in batches a few minutes per side or until dough is deep golden brown. Flip; repeat. Remove fried bread to plate lined with paper towels to drain.
  • 4
    Top fry bread with beef and desired toppings. Serve with a knife and fork, or if you don’t mind a little mess, just like a regular taco.

Expert Tips

  • I purposefully made a double batch of beef for this slow-cooker recipe, so half could be saved in the freezer for future fry-bread taco nights!
  • Frozen dinner roll dough makes quick work of the fry bread, plus it’s already portioned nicely.
  • Set out any toppings for these tacos that you'd like for a taco bar. That way, everyone can top their tacos as desired.

Nutrition Information

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