Floral Pattern



Bean Topping ▢2 cups dried pinto beans rinsed and drained or 1 (16-ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained) ▢water ▢2-3 slices bacon chopped and cooked ▢1 pound ground beef cooked and drained Bread ▢2 cups all-purpose flour ▢1 tablespoon baking powder ▢1 teaspoon salt ▢1 cup hot water 130°F ▢vegetable oil for frying Other Toppings ▢shredded lettuce, sour cream, chopped tomatoes, sliced avocados, shredded cheese


Make the bean topping: Place rinsed dried beans in a slow cooker and cover with water. Cook on low for 4–5 hours, or until beans start to become tender.


Add the bacon and ground beef to the slow cooker and simmer on low for another 1-2 hours, or until the beans are completely soft.    


Make the bread: Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together in a medium bowl. Add hot water and mix with your hands until a dough forms (dough should be a little sticky). Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.


While the dough is resting, preheat the oven to 200°F. Fill a large saucepan with 1–2 inches of oil and heat over medium-high heat to about 350°F. Break off golf ball–sized pieces of dough and roll into balls about 1½ inches wide.


Using a pastry roller and working on a lightly floured surface, roll each dough ball into a thin circle 6–7 inches in diameter.


Working in batches, fry each dough piece in hot oil until the dough is golden and puffs up, about 20 seconds, then flip and fry on the other side for 10–20 seconds more. Set on a paper towel–lined plate to drain. Keep the fried bread warm in the oven while frying the remaining pieces.


Spread beans over fry bread, top with any other desired toppings, and serve warm.