Slow Cooker Shredded Venison for Tacos Recipe -
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Slow Cooker Shredded Venison for Tacos

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"I use a venison roast with taco seasonings to make shredded venison tacos. It's a great alternative to beef and my family just loves them. Serve with the taco shells, lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, taco sauce and anything else you like on your tacos."

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Original recipe makes 6 to 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr


  1. Mix half the taco seasoning with the flour and cayenne pepper to taste and coat the meat with this mixture. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Place the roast in the oil and brown well on all sides.
  2. Place the meat in a slow cooker with the water and cook on low setting for 8 hours or on high setting for 5 hours. When meat is done, shred with a fork and season to your taste.
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  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 20, 2010

I used this recipe for moose meat and it was fantastic. I took the advice of others who said some flavor was lacking and used the whole packet of taco seasoning mix. I also added some sliced jalapenos to the water in the slow cooker. It gave it a nice kick. Thanks for the great recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 10, 2011

Since I have a freezer full of Venison I was looking for creative ways to use it. I had a 1-3/4 lb. roast and cooked it per the directions. Much to my surprise, after the time in the slow cooker the roast was no where near tender enough to shred with a fork. I had to put it in the pressure cooker for about 1/2 hour-ish to make it shreddable. I then seasoned with the remaining taco seasoning. I guess we're spoiled with ground beef in our tacos. We didn't care much for this. Even my deer hunting venison-lovin' husband wasn't a fan. Sorry.


21 Ratings

Feb 19, 2005

I loved this recipe! I have made it twice, the second time I used more taco seasoning to make in more spicy. After pulling the meat apart I mix it with barbecue sauce, then serve it on soft taco shells with cheese and sour cream, very good! My husband doesn't generally like venision, but this has quickly become one of his favorite recipes!

Mar 29, 2004

This was awesome!! The recipe was very easy to put together. I made this for my sister-in-law and her family and used it to stuff burritos with all of the fixings. They couldn't even tell it was venison! Thanks so much!

Jun 06, 2003

Great recipe! Next time I think I will add a little more taco seasoning, some taco sauce, a little garlic, or some salsa for more flavor. My husband and niece LOVED them (she's 3 and usually NOT a big meat eater). The texture was perfect. Thanks!

Mar 21, 2011

I used all the taco seasoning and instead of water i used coca-cola in the slow cooker. Turned out great very tender and shredded much easier with the coke. Also chopped up 1 habanero! perfect kick!

Oct 28, 2010

I used fajita seasoning instead of taco. I don't recommend it; very bland. The meat turned out really well and shredded easily. Will try with taco seasoning next time and maybe some extra spices/jalepenos/etc. I also threw sliced green pepper in the crock pot a half hour before serving.

Nov 04, 2009

I forgot to thaw my roast so I mixed the taco seasoning and cayenne pepper with the water and poured it over my frozen roast. At the end of the day it shredded easily! We hunt mule deer, and I understand they have a stronger taste than whitetail, which it what I assume most venison recipes are made for. That is why I gave this recipe four stars--the meat was pretty strong, but as I said, I believe that was the deer and not the recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 403 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 235 mg
  • 78%
  • Fat
  • 10.8 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 64.1 g
  • 128%
  • Sodium
  • 449 mg
  • 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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