Deer meat taco recipe

Venison Tacos: A Deer (ly) Delight

Venison Tacos Recipe

Let’s taco bout the best dinner plans for tonight! These venison 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.

Ground Deer Meat 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.

Wild Game Taco Recipe Ingredients

  • Venison: 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 meat when processing.
  • Taco Shells: The edible holders of dreams. They’re like tiny beds cradling the essence of your culinary conquest, making every bite a cozy, handheld experience.
  • Chili Powder: Partnering with cumin, this spice is the main backbone that transforms your wild game meat into a flavorful fiesta.
  • Cumin: This amazing spice accentuates the flavors of other spices, while adding an earthy tone.
  • Salt: Wild deer meat is going to get salty when you try to eat it.
  • Pepper: Adds bite to the tacos, for a well-balanced flavor fit for the palate.
  • Garlic: In the world of taco seasoning, garlic doesn’t just add flavor; it’s the coach that guides each spice to reach its full potential. It turns paprika into a smoky sensation and encourages crushed red pepper flakes to embrace their spiciness.
  • Onion: This spice delivers flavorful punchlines. It doesn’t just bring taste; it’s the stand-up comedian of your seasoning mix, leaving your taste buds in stitches.
  • Dried Cilantro: Dried cilantro is the freshness resurrector, bringing life back to your seasoning mix. It doesn’t just complement flavors; it revives them with a leafy flair that makes your taco a flavorful Lazarus.
  • Paprika: It doesn’t just add flavor; it’s the flavor daredevil, taking your taste buds on a rollercoaster of smokiness and spice. Taco night with paprika is an adventure worth savoring.
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes: When your taco needs a kick in the taste buds, crushed red pepper flakes are the flavor firestarter that says, “Let’s turn up the heat!” They don’t just add spice; they ignite a culinary blaze, making every bite a bold adventure. Your taco becomes a flavor inferno that even firefighters would envy.
Deer meat taco recipe

Venison Tacos

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.
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Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 10 Tacos
Calories 404 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs ground venison
  • 10 taco shells

Taco Seasoning

  • 4 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1⅓ tsp salt
  • 1⅓ tsp black pepper
  • tsp garlic powder
  • tsp onion powder
  • tsp dried cilantro
  • tsp paprika
  • tsp crushed red pepper flakes (more or less for spiciness)

Suggested Toppings

  • guacamole
  • sour cream
  • salsa or pico
  • cheese
  • refried beans

Instructions
 

  • Brown 2 lbs ground venison
    2 lbs ground venison
  • While meat is cooking (and/or defrosting), prep toppings like guacamole, salsa, etc
    guacamole, 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
  • If you enjoyed this recipe, please comment and rate at the bottom of the page. Thank you!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Venison Tacos
Serving Size
 
2 tacos
Amount per Serving
Calories
404
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
19.51
g
30
%
Saturated Fat
 
8.32
g
52
%
Trans Fat
 
0.12
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2.12
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
4.4
g
Cholesterol
 
128.86
mg
43
%
Sodium
 
897.9
mg
39
%
Potassium
 
699.43
mg
20
%
Carbohydrates
 
18.82
g
6
%
Fiber
 
3.56
g
15
%
Sugar
 
0.96
g
1
%
Protein
 
37.26
g
75
%
Vitamin A
 
240.54
IU
5
%
Vitamin B1
 
0.9
mg
60
%
Vitamin B2
 
0.52
mg
31
%
Vitamin B3
 
9.4
mg
47
%
Vitamin B6
 
0.83
mg
42
%
Vitamin B12
 
2.89
µg
48
%
Vitamin C
 
1.76
mg
2
%
Vitamin D
 
0.03
µg
0
%
Vitamin E
 
1.76
mg
12
%
Vitamin K
 
8.37
µg
8
%
Calcium
 
103.52
mg
10
%
Iron
 
6.03
mg
34
%
Magnesium
 
65.37
mg
16
%
Phosphorus
 
409.75
mg
41
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Homemade Taco Tortillas

If you are a fan of authentic Mexican food, then you love homemade tortillas. You’ll want to check out this tortilla press (Amazon affiliate link). The flavor you’ll get with homemade tortillas is AMAZING when compared to a store-bought taco shell. You will never go back to buying tortillas again. We normally eat soft tacos, but I imagine that popping tortillas in the air fryer for hard tacos would be delicious as well.

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.

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