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Ground Venison Tacos

This venison tacos recipe is absolutely loaded with flavor! Sweet pineapple, smoky chipotles, and perfectly seasoned ground venison come together in this easy recipe for homemade tacos. Serve with diced onion and fresh cilantro for a perfect bite every time!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Ground Venison Recipe, Venison Tacos
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 536kcal

Equipment

  • Large Skillet

Ingredients

  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 TBSP minced garlic
  • 2 pounds ground venison
  • 20 oz. can crushed pineapple
  • 2 – 4 chipotle peppers in adobo diced
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • Tortilla shells for serving
  • Diced onion and cilantro for serving

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, heat 2 TBSP olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, stirring to coat, and cook until onions begin to turn soft and translucent, about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add ground venison and cook until browned, about 10 minutes. Stir in crushed pineapple and chipotles in adobo (use only 2 for a milder heat or up to 4 for more spice). Allow juice to reduce slightly before stirring in orange juice and taco seasoning. Cook meat until thickened and saucy.
  • Serve in warmed tortillas with additional onion and cilantro, and a wedge of lime, if desired.

Notes

  • Ground beef can be substituted, if desired, but be sure to drain the fat after browning before continuing on with the recipe as instructed.

Nutrition

Serving: 2tacos | Calories: 536kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 181mg | Sodium: 289mg | Potassium: 1034mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 532IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 7mg