Venison Tacos are a favorite around here. I think my boys would eat tacos every single day of their lives for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and for a snack if I’d fix it for them. This is one meal I don’t feel guilty about them glutting on. It’s only 252 calories!
I know, I know–tacos are such a simple recipe and it’s nothing new and exciting. You’re maybe wondering why I have it on my website. Well, it’s because tacos are simple. Haven’t you read my tagline, “Keeping It Simple.” That’s what Deer Recipes is all about and you can’t get any simpler than tacos.
I want to inspire my readers to think outside the box. I want you to use venison in every recipe you possibly can and that includes tacos. You can use ground venison burger in any recipe that calls for ground beef, so the possibilities are endless.
|Prep Time: 5 Minutes||Yield: 8 Tacos|
|Cook Time: 17 Minutes||Serving Size: 1 Taco|
|Total Time: 22 Minutes||Calories Per Serving: 252|
- 1 lb of venison, ground
- 8 flour tortillas, medium
- 2 oz. shredded fiesta cheese
- 2 tsp chili powder
- 1-1/4 tsp ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/4 tsp dried minced garlic or garlic powder
- 2 tsp of dried minced onion or onion powder
- 1/4 tsp oregano, dried
- 1/2 tsp salt (optional)
- 1/4 cup of water
- 2 Roma tomatoes, diced, optional
- 2 cups shredded lettuce, optional
- First, fry the ground venison burger on medium-high heat, breaking it up as it fries until it’s done. This should take about 10 minutes.
- Remove any excess grease and then add your spices and then add the water.
- Mix well and heat for two minutes. Then turn the heat to low and let it sit on the burner while you are assembling the tacos.
- Preheat your oven to 350ºF.
- Place a tortilla on a large cookie sheet, and put about 2 Tbsp. of shredded cheese on half of the tortilla.
- Then add about 3 Tbsp. of venison taco meat and sprinkle the meat with another 2 Tbsp. of shredded cheese.
- Fold the other half of the tortilla over and continue doing this until you are finished.
- Place the tacos in the oven and for about 5 minutes–just long enough to melt the cheese and very lightly toast the tortillas.
- Remove from the oven and open the tacos and add tomatoes, and lettuce.
If you don’t want to make your own taco seasoning that’s okay. You can always use your favorite brand of taco seasoning from the store. I personally like to make it myself because it seems to have a better flavor.
Sometimes when I get a wild hair, I like to add a dash of red pepper flakes. Some people can’t handle it (I won’t mention any names) so instead of adding it to the whole batch I just add it to my taco.
This goes great with baked potato wedges or fries, a side salad or like I do–without sides.
The nutrition facts are calculated without the added lettuce and tomatoes because that is optional. If you add that be sure to recalculate the facts.
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The good, the bad, and the delicious…
- Venison Tacos are somewhat low in calories and low in cholesterol and have no sugar.
- They are also a little high in fat and might be a little too high in sodium for some of you that are on a low-sodium diet.
See tips below for making this a more diet-friendly recipe.
Venison Tacos Nutrition Facts
|Yields: 8 Venison Tacos||Serving Size: 1 Venison Taco|
|Calories 252||Calories from Fat: 43%|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 12 g||18%|
|Saturated Fat 6 g||28%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Trans Fat 0.0g|
|Cholesterol 46 mg||15%|
|Sodium 272 mg||11%|
|Potassium 192 mg||5%|
|Total Carbohydrates 23 g||8%|
|Dietary Fiber 0 g||0%|
|Sugars 0 g|
|Protein 17 g||35%|
|Vitamin A 4%||Vitamin C 0%|
|Calcium 7%||Iron 9%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA, but were calculated by MyFitnessPal, Inc. by Under Armour, Inc.
To make this dish more diet-friendly…
- To help lower the fat and sodium use low-fat and/or low sodium cheese or omit it altogether. You can also use a salt alternative for the added salt or omit it. Also, instead of using a tortilla you could use large pieces of lettuce. This will cut quite a bit of fat, sodium, and carbs.
- Whatever changes you make to your Venison Tacos, you can recalculate the nutrition facts at myfitnesspal.com
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