I grew up in a family who loves the world of hunting. As kids, my brother and I would sit in the back of my dad's old brown chevy step-side and scout for deer. I love the outdoors. The smell of fall and the change of cooler air really brings me back to those days. We are very fortunate to have enough land to hunt privately on our family property. I have merged into the archery side of hunting and I absolutely love it! It's fun to do with my husband and we really enjoy the extra effort to harvest our venison.
My hubby brought home two deer this year! One from home and one from Montana. We are over the top excited to finally have some quality venison in the freezer. Have you ever butchered a carcass of any type before? It is super important to let the meat "hang" for a week or so to drain excess blood to provide a more tender and flavorful meat. Bryce and I have been doing this method ourselves and it makes a huge difference with venison. The "game" flavor is soooo minimal or almost non existent. We typically quarter the carcass and set the large portions in an empty fridge (used specifically for this purpose) for a week or so and then further process the meat into whatever we want. I highly recommend this method when slaughtering deer, or any protein in general.
Buck from home.
Buck from Montana.
Our Family Recipe for Venison Tacos
Seriously... Bryce and I wanted to cry happy tears when he brought home his first deer. Just for these dang tacos. They are that good! If you have a venison roast at home, try this out and you'll be a totally venison taco lover like us!
A beautiful venison Roast
2 cups or so of beef broth
Taco Seasoning packet OR an even blend of salt, pepper, chili powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper.
One onion chopped into quarters
3 cloves garlic
The extras that bring it all together:
Mexican cheese blend
1.) Turn on your crock pot on high for 8 hours.
2.) Add quartered onion and minced garlic to bottom of crock pot.
3.) dry rub the entire venison roast with seasoning.
4.) Let it sit for about 8 hours! Go to work, clean the house, take a nap, walk the dog.....
5.) After 8 hours, shred up the venison with two forks on a cutting board
6.) Place venison back into crock pot and add about 2 cups of beef broth to soak in some more moisture in the meat.
7.) Let the mixture marry for another hour or so.
8.) Next, Turn on your cast iron on medium high.
9.) This is Bryce's little trick.. He likes to sprinkle cheese on the entire tortilla and let it melt prior to adding the goods. As well, we like to add the venison to the pan at the same time to give it a little extra crispy texture to the outside of the meat.
10.) Build up your tacos to your liking
11.) Enjoy and eat all the tacos you can fit into your tummy!