A City In New Mexico Just Built The World's Largest Navajo Taco

Largest Navajo Taco

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You’re gonna need a bigger fork for this one.  On Saturday, residents of Gallup, N.M., attempted to write themselves into the Guinness Book of World Records by constructing the world’s largest Navajo taco, reports the AP (via The Charleston Daily Mail). 

But what makes a taco distinctly Navajo? Apparently, the special Indian dish is made with fry bread, a flat dough fried in oil, as opposed to the classic Mexican flour or corn tortilla. 

The colossal taco, which was more than 10 feet in diameter, used 150 pieces of fry bread, 65 pounds of ground beef, 65 pounds of beans, 50 pounds of lettuce, 90 pounds of cheese, and more than 30 pounds of green chile. 

The title-holder of world’s largest flour taco still belongs to Mexico, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. That cheese- and meat-filled concoction, which was prepared by the city of Mexicali in March 2003, weighed in at 1,654 pounds. 

New Mexican officials said there was no record for the world’s largest Navajo taco, so they decided to build one.

The event was also part of a greater city initiative to promote tourism. We hope visitors came hungry.

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