Venison Fajitas Using Deer Chops

Venison Fajitas Using Deer Chops

venison fajitas using deer chops

Fresh off the stove, the blurriness is actually steam. Thinly sliced deer chops are the best cuts of venison for fajitas. Very tender meat that cook fast for a quick meal

 

What you’ll need

  • About a pound of venison chops
  • One green pepper
  • One medium sized onion
  • Olive Oil (just pour till you think you’ve got enough in the pan)
  • 1 Fajita seasoning packet (do not follow cooking time instructions as they’ll be for chicken of beef) – or make your own
  • Chili powder
  • Cayenne pepper if ya want a kick

 

sliced deer chops - venison fijitas

Slice deer chops thin.

What you do:

  •  Rinse deer chops under cold running water
  • Cut away silver skin and clean up deer chops as needed
  • Slice-up venison chops for fajitas.
  • Slice green peppers and onions into strips

Once sliced, fry in a pan with olive oil for 2-4 minutes, flipping once. Do not over cook, in fact leave some purple color to the chops. Then, add in your favorite seasoning and veggies.

venison fijitas ingredients

Here’s what I chose to use when making venison fajita’s.

 

Other venison recipes:

Venison Macho Nachos Recipe

Venison Macho Nachos

venison macho nachos recipe

Venison macho nachos were made on-the-fly. On this night, I ran out of tortillas and still had a lot of taco leftovers, (lettuce, cheese and cooked ground venison). I improvised with chips on-hand to make macho-nacos. Ya see, I was too hungry to get more tortillas at the store.

This is a venison meal recipe that’s low cost and quick to make. (I used recipe below with one pound of ground venison.)

Stuff to use:

  • Lettuce
  • Sharp cheddar cheese (or any shredded cheese)
  • Multi-grain chips (or any tortilla style chip)
  • Salsa
  • 1 lb ground venison
  • taco seasoning packet

What you do:

  • Semi-brown ground venison
    • (leaving some pink color will keep venison moist so you’ll be able to microwave leftovers without overcooking.)
  • Add seasoning
    • (while following directions on seasoning packet, remember cooking time should be shorter because most packets are writing for cooking with beef.)
  • Scoop cooked ground venison on a plate, add in chips and condiments.

Making meals with what you have on hand allows you to be creative. You’ll discover new meals to use the food you already have, ya may surprise yourself!

 

Other venison recipes:

The Hunt Continues

The Hunt Continues After The Shot.

(Second blog post on my first deer.)

Remember, the hunt continues after the shot. After the shot, the deer will need to be gutted. After gutting, the deer will need to be skinned and processed. It’s why hunters say, “the shot is just one part of hunting.”

My dad, grandpa and I worked to skin and quarter my first deer. (The quartering process was another part of the hunt that made memories.) After skinning, I took the meat to be processed. Taking the meat to be processed took priority to getting the head and hide to the taxidermist.

Cooking Your Trophy Is the Greatest Trophy

In my book, the meat was the trophy. I say this because when fishing and hunting, obtaining a meal is my main objective. The goal of my previous deer hunts was to obtain deer meat. Going 13 years without shooting a deer, made each meal of my first deer it’s own trophy. With my first deer, I’m able to cook meals with meat from a deer I shot myself. (Achieving the goal set when obtaining my hunter’s safety license.) At each meal, memories of those who have helped me come to life again.

grilled deer heart

Grilling the heart of my first deer. Eating the heart brought the hunt full circle that much more.

When eating wild game from your hunts, the hunt is prolonged. Each time I sink my teeth into venison, I relive the shot, as well as, gutting and skinning the deer.

First deer mount

The European mount of my first deer was a bonus. Trophy from the hunt: venison and sharing time with family

Gain Responsibility 

It’s a fact that hunting also teaches how to be responsible with the game you kill. Hunters should remember this; anti-hunters must learn to understand this. Therefore, as a sportsman, I want to respect the animal by making sure the meat does not go to waste. This is why hunting teaches responsibility. Hunters learn the value of life and what it means to be a steward of the land.

Learn Cooking Skills

Just as fishing helps me cook, hunting teaches me about cooking as well. In the next series of blog posts I will be sharing meals and recipes made with the venison from my first deer taken during the 2013 Wisconsin bowhunting season.

Here’s a few venison meals – more meals to be added to this list:

The Hunt Continues

Above all, I’ll continue to look forward to future hunts and meals with wild game and fish, and, yearn for the next hunting season. It’s why “the hunt continues.” And if I don’t get anything, that’s alright too. My passion for the adventure and the thrill of even finding sign is what drives me. Read more on the following posts: