There is nothing like coming home from a hard day’s work and smelling dinner already cooking! With this Deer Taco Recipe, you can let it cook while you are at work that way dinner is ready to be served with a few other small preparations once you get home!
This recipe was shared with me from a dear friend, Kristen Wheeler. One day, while working at a zoo camp with Kristen, we were swapping our crockpot recipes. She told me that she placed frozen chicken breast, cream cheese, and salsa verde in the crockpot. Then once cooked, she would shred it and eat with tacos. She said her family loved it, and it was always a hit.
One day, I sent her a text asking her if she had ever tried it with a deer roast. She laughed and said, “No, but why not?” So, I decided to take Kristen’s Chicken Taco Recipe and make it into a Deer Taco Recipe. We had a freezer full of deer meat, and a deer roast that I was dying to try a new recipe with. So, I put Kristen’s Recipe to the test. Let’s just say, it was amazing and the kids enjoyed it so much! It was like a little bit of the Mexican Restaurant food cooked right at home!
- 1 (approx. 3 lb.) Deer Roast (or Beef Roast, Pork Roast, or a 2.5 lb. bag of Frozen skinless boneless Chicken Breast)
- 1 8oz block of Cream Cheese
- 1 jar of Salsa Verde (This is green salsa.)
Suggested Taco Toppings – Shredded Cheese, Lettuce and Tomatoes
Suggested Side Dishes- Rice and Refried Beans
Place the roast (or whatever type of meat you choose) into the crockpot. Cube the block of cream cheese and place on top of the meat. Pour the Salsa Verde on top.
Cook on low for 16 hours until the deer meat is tender and ready to shred. I would suggest placing ingredients in the crockpot to cook overnight that way by the next afternoon, the deer roast is ready to eat.
With a deer roast, to get the meat tender enough to shred, it takes more time to cook than a regular pork or beef roast. If it was an older deer, it will also cause the roast to need more time to cook for needed tenderness.
If you are going to make this recipe with beef, pork or chicken, meat can be cooked for only 8 hours on low.
Once deer taco meat is shredded, it’s time to serve up those tacos! I love to cook rice and beans as side dishes to serve with the tacos! Enjoy!