ground venison tacos on a blue and white plate

The BEST Ground Venison Tacos

This is the best, simple and from-scratch recipe for ground venison tacos. Simple to make and no packets of seasoning from the store needed!

  • Author: Miss AK
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican American



  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!