Venison Tacos Recipe
Let’s taco bout the best dinner plans for tonight! These tacos are cooked with a homemade taco seasoning that is easy to prep, and tastes very similar to McCormick’s taco seasoning packets. I usually prep a mason jar full of the seasoning so that it is ready to use on deer tacos and my venison cheeseburger macaroni recipe. The seasoning includes chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, cilantro, paprika, cumin, salt, and black pepper.
Wild Game Flavor
If you have extremely gamey tasting wild game meat, try mixing some beef in with the ground venison. (Gamey flavor is usually due to a nearby wildfire, or limited vegetation for big game to eat.) We have the locker add 30% ground beef in with the ground deer meet when processing. Adding a heavy season mix like taco seasoning, will also help suppress the game flavor.
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Wild Game is Healthy Meat
Studies have shown that regularly consuming wild game meat reduces risk for developing cancer and chronic inflammatory diseases. These chronic inflammatory diseases include cardiovascular disease, diabetes, COPD, arthritis, psoriasis, etc. This is partially due to the fat composition, and omega 3 to omega 6 ratio. Venison meat is such a lean meat, that you don’t need to worry about draining grease after browning. (One of the best parts about cooking with venison over beef.) The seasoning mixture with water creates a broth for the ground meat to cook in, creating the most flavorful meat for tacos.
Optional Venison Taco Toppings
Some of my favorite toppings include homemade salsa (which is similar to pico), cheese, cilantro, guacamole, and a bit of sour cream. My husband loves refried beans on his tacos. I also have an awesome homemade salsa recipe, which I will post and link to at a later date.
If you like this recipe, you might want to try:
- 2 lbs ground venison
- 10 taco shells
- 4 tsp chili powder
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1⅓ tsp salt
- 1⅓ tsp black pepper
- ⅔ tsp garlic powder
- ⅔ tsp onion powder
- ⅔ tsp dried cilantro
- ⅔ tsp paprika
- ⅓ tsp crushed red pepper flakes (more or less for spiciness)
- sour cream
- salsa or pico
- refried beans
- Brown 2 lbs ground venison2 lbs ground venison
- While meat is cooking (and/or defrosting), prep toppings like guacamole, salsa, etcguacamole, salsa or pico, refried beans
- After venison is cooked, add taco seasoning and 2/3 cup of water. Stir to make a broth to flavor the meat.4 tsp chili powder, 2 tsp cumin, 1⅓ tsp salt, 1⅓ tsp black pepper, ⅔ tsp garlic powder, ⅔ tsp onion powder, ⅔ tsp dried cilantro, ⅔ tsp paprika, ⅓ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- Cook until broth is dry, stirring frequently as it dries (to prevent burning and sticking).
- Warm tortillas on another cast iron skillet (even store bought tortillas taste better warmed up)10 taco shells
- Add desired toppings, and enjoy!guacamole, sour cream, salsa or pico, cheese, refried beans
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