Crockpot Venison Tacos

I know these aren’t sandwiches but I like making these cause they’re so easy and quick to prepare. I usually make them with ground turkey but we were lucky enough to come back from winter break with a freezer full of venison thanks to Michael’s parents! Now that the first round of exams are about to start, I’ll be using my crockpot more so I can make food for the week and not have to worry about keeping an eye on things in the kitchen.

 

I made the tortillas a few weeks ago and popped them in the freezer. I think it’s so worth spending the extra few minutes to make homemade tortillas. It’s only 4 ingredients and the hardest part is just rolling out the dough and the cleanup. I used this recipe: http://www.tablefortwoblog.com/homemade-flour-tortillas/#.UwJGgTuoUTJ.

 

 

The filling itself is very versatile. I decided to put onions and corn in it along with some cumin, paprika, oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper. Basically all the ingredients for chili powder in case you ever run out. But you can add whatever you want to it-beans, mushrooms, kale, more spices, etc. I also browned the meat first on the stove because I heard it brings out the flavor better, but I’m sure you could just put everything straight into the crockpot if you don’t have a lot of time. I also topped it with some avocado, shredded cheese, and salsa. I’m still obsessed with my avocado friends.

 

I think it’s safe to say if med school doesn’t work out, I can start my own taco food truck business!

 

Edit: I did some research to see what the difference between a crockpot and slow cooker was since I use the two words interchangeably. It seems like I have a crockpot, and not a slow cooker since slowcookers !only have a hot plate underneath it. Learned something new today!

Recipe:

  • 2Tbs grapeseed oil
  • 1 lb ground meat
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup corn
  • 1Tbs cumin
  • 1tsp paprika
  • 1tsp oregano
  • salt and pepper
  • tortillas
  • toppings: avocado, tomatoes, salsa, guac, shredded cheese, etc!

 

  1. Heat a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the meat, onions, and garlic and stir around for a few minutes until browned.
  2. Add the mixture to a large crockpot. Add the rest of the ingredients up to the salt and pepper.
  3. Cook for 6-8 hours on low.

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