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the hunter's lane:
wild game recipes
[ground venison tacos]






Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Total Time: 30 mins









  • 1 Tbsp. olive or avocado oil 

  • 1 small onion, finely diced 

  • 1 lb. ground venison* 

  • 4–5 garlic cloves, minced 

  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder

  • 1 Tbsp. cumin

  • 1 tsp. salt

  • 1/2 tsp. pepper

  • 1 orange, juiced 

  • 1 lime, juiced 

  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar 

  • 1/3 cup water


If you’re thawing venison from frozen, try thawing it on a paper towel or drying it with a paper down and discarding old blood before cooking. This helps the meat to taste fresh and not “gamey”.

1.) Begin by heating a large pan over medium heat on the stove. Add the oil to the pan and when the oil is hot, add the onion and saute until translucent, about 3-4 minutes.

2.) Then, add the ground venison and cook until browned, about 6-8 minutes. 


3.) Next, add the garlic, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Cook for an 2 additional minutes before deglazing the pan with the orange juice, lime juice and apple cider vinegar


4.) Then, add the water and turn the heat to medium-low. Allow the meat to simmer for 5-10 minutes until the desired texture and moisture level are reached.

5.) Serve in taco shells, lettuce wraps, burritos, quesadillas, nachos – however you like!

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