Deer Tacos

Adam brought back some deer last hunting season – and had some of it ground up with hamburger fat (deer is VERY lean) to make burgers or tacos. It’s a little gamey so the seasoning in this recipe helps.. but talk about grass fed, all natural and paleo!

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  • 1 lb ground meat (deer, beef, buffalo)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-2 tsps ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional, adds heat)
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 1 cup lettuce, finely chopped
  • 1 cup cheese, shredded (Mexican blend works well)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime, cut in wedges


  • Heat oil and add onion and buffalo
  • Cook for a few minutes, then add garlic, and continue to cook – stirring to crumble
  • Add seasoning and stir well to combine
  • Warm tortillas and assemble by spooning meat mixture and layering the veggies, cheese and sour cream
  • Serve with lime wedges and cilantro as garnish


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