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[50 States, 50 Sandwiches] ARIZONA: Navajo Taco Sandwich
Arizona's sandwich may be walking a fine like between taco and sandwich, but in my eyes if you put another piece of fry bread on top it would make it a sandwich. I like open faced sandwiches and burgers, you can save on the carbs and feel less guilty for eating fries with your burger. Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 30 mins Serves: 4 INGREDIENTS: Frybread -1 (13.8 oz.) can classic pizza dough -Oil for frying, enough to be about an inch deep Taco Filling -1 Tbsp. oil -1 lb. ground beef, turkey or chicken (I used 85% lean beef) -1 (15.5 oz) can kidney beans, drained, rinsed -1 (10 oz.) can Ro*Tel diced tomatoes and green chilies -1 (4.5 oz.) can chopped green chilies -1 tsp. each chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, salt Toppings -Shredded cheese -Chopped tomatoes -Diced red onion -Diced green onion -Chopped cilantro -Olives -Avocado/Guacamole -Salsa -Sour Cream DIRECTIONS: 1.On a floured surface, roll out the pizza dough and cut into 4 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball then, using the palm of your hand, flatten out into a ¼ inch thick pancake, about a 5-6 inch wide circle. Repeat for each piece of dough. Set aside. 2.Begin making the taco filling by heating the oil in a saute pan on medium heat. Add the meat and break it apart. When it's almost cooked all the way, use a potato masher to crumble it. 3.Stir in the remaining taco ingredients and cover. Reduce heat to medium low. 4.Now it's time to fry the dough. Heat oil in a pot with high walls or a cast iron skillet on medium heat for about 5 minutes. Pinch off a piece of the dough and place it in the oil. If it starts to bubble, the oil is ready. 5.When the oil is ready, poke a hole in each piece of dough so it fries evenly. Place the dough in the oil and use a spatula to move it around so it doesn't stick to the bottom. You should fry about 2-3 minutes each side. Anything faster, and it may not cook all the way through, so adjust your heat accordingly. Placed the fried dough on a plate lined with a paper towel to dry and cool. 6.Place the frybread on a plate and top with taco filling (drain the liquid) and garnish with your favorite toppings. Author: Jenn @ The Spice Kit Recipes
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