(The timing of this venison tacos post is somewhat ironic, only because we are in the process of making new friends (woot!) who are vegetarians, so I am learning a lot about it. This post is in no way meant to offend vegetarians.)
If you have any aversion to wild game or are lacking a sick sense of humor, I suggest that you stray away from this post. Check out this awesome Twix Tart instead! 🙂
Hello! Im Kita, and I’m a meatatarian.
When I was 6 or 7 years old my father pulled in from a hunting trip. It was cold outside and he told me to come out and see what he had shot. I put on my nice cream colored jacket and walked out to the back of my father’s pickup truck where I found a freshly gutted button buck ready to be taken to the butcher. My father proceeded to tell me he had shot Bambi, then making it sing and dance; even sticking out its tongue at one point. And at 6 or 7 years old I did not run off into the night crying – actually – I kind of giggled.
Now, 99.9% of people reading this are probably thinking “WTF! Who would do that to their little girl?” but really, it’s a funny story, a funny memory, and I smile when I think about it. Tells you a lot about me and my family – we ain’t right. 😀
Why tell you this story now?
My boyfriend called a little while back and said, “I have a surprise for you!” To which I explained that surprises were better when the surprisee didn’t know about them ahead of time.
“No, I want you thinking about this one all night. I got us a freezer full of meat! Deer, boar, and buffalo.”
Once again, 99.9% of you are thinking “WTF?? Who would call a girl and say such a thing?” But that day, my heart grew 3 sizes. My man knows me and a freezer full of meat really was a great surprise.
Last night I made my first Bambi Burgers, and tonight I used the leftovers to make venison tacos.
Bambi Burgers and Venison Tacos
A la Me
- 1 ½ lb fresh ground venison (I had ground chuck)
- 6 pieces bacon, cooked and finely diced
- 1 tbs Worsteshire sauce
- ½ teas salt
- ½ teas black pepper
- ¼ teas garlic salt
- 1 teas Montreal Hamburger Seasoning *not sure if I like this stuff or not yet*
- ½ cup bread crumbs
- 1 egg
- Hamburger buns and toppings of choice
Preheat your grill. We used charcoal and honestly I’d be ok with it if the gas grill never worked again.
Combine all ingredients from ground chuck through egg. Form into patties, pinching in the center.
Place patties and cook 5 minutes and then flip and cook for another 4. The timing here is going to do with how well done you like your meat. I am a rare kind of person and it was really windy out so the grill didn’t have an intense heat going.
Serve on buns with toppings of your choice.
I crumpled the leftovers in a skillet, added 1/3 cup water and taco seasonings. Wah-la. Venison tacos were born!
I am not sure at this point in life that I can go back to boring old ground beef.
May I interest you in some delicious venison tacos??