53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2

Ground venison, kidney beans, tomatoes, and corn combine with boxed Spanish Rice mix for a quick one-dish meal with a mild Mexican flavor. It is perfect for kids and folks who are picky about deer meat!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add venison and cook until no longer pink, stirring to break up. Stir in garlic and onion, and continue cooking until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 2 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in Spanish rice mix, and cook until lightly golden, about 5 minutes. Stir in cooked venison, water, tomatoes, salsa, and kidney beans; bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in corn, and continue cooking until the rice is tender, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

332 calories; 11.1 g total fat; 77 mg cholesterol; 780 mg sodium. 38.1 g carbohydrates; 23.3 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (39)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2011
My husband and I really liked this. I used cumin in my meat while it cooked. I added a heaping tsp of chilli powder and Spanish paprika. I also used black beans.
(14)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/16/2009
I followed the recipe to the tee excited to have found a new recipe to try with our annual freezer filled with venison but when my husband took his first bite he kindly replied "This hardly has any taste. I mean it is okay to eat but it is really bland. Have you tasted it yet?" I was shocked as all the previous reviews said it was an excellent recipe. I took a taste and completely agreed with him. With all the ingredients in it I was amazed at the lack of taste. I used Zataran Spanish rice mix which I feared may be too spicy and deli style salsa not jarred. I don't know if that had anything to do with the final results. I saved the dish by adding a lot of chili powder a good dusting of Goya seasoning and some cumin. I also mixed in a few slices American cheese till it was melted through. I hate giving a recipe such a low rating but I cannot rate it high if the flavor is flat and bland.
(7)
53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2011
My husband and I really liked this. I used cumin in my meat while it cooked. I added a heaping tsp of chilli powder and Spanish paprika. I also used black beans.
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2009
This is great for a base recipe. I used Ro Tel tomatoes with peppers and beef broth in place of plain water. I also added a few generous shakes of chili powder. It ended up being a lot more flavorful than I think it would have otherwise been.
(7)
Rating: 2 stars
03/16/2009
I followed the recipe to the tee excited to have found a new recipe to try with our annual freezer filled with venison but when my husband took his first bite he kindly replied "This hardly has any taste. I mean it is okay to eat but it is really bland. Have you tasted it yet?" I was shocked as all the previous reviews said it was an excellent recipe. I took a taste and completely agreed with him. With all the ingredients in it I was amazed at the lack of taste. I used Zataran Spanish rice mix which I feared may be too spicy and deli style salsa not jarred. I don't know if that had anything to do with the final results. I saved the dish by adding a lot of chili powder a good dusting of Goya seasoning and some cumin. I also mixed in a few slices American cheese till it was melted through. I hate giving a recipe such a low rating but I cannot rate it high if the flavor is flat and bland.
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2008
This was an excellent recipe. I did have to improvise some because my cupboard was bare! I used black beans diced tomatoes with green chilies (yum) and creamed corn. Otherwise I prepared as directed. I would say it serves a lot more than 6 though; more like 8 to 10. I will definitely make this again. Thanks for sharing!
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2007
I have an abundance of venison sausage - i used one link with casing removed and altered the spices slightly so it wouldn't be too salty or spicy. It was hearty filling and didn't break my diet.
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2009
My family loved it. Th kids inhaled it. Seconds for everyone. Will definately make again
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
03/03/2014
As far as the recipe states I give a 4. But it easily turned to a 5 with some extra spices. After cooking and right before the corn I noticed it was a little bland. As some of the others did I added some cumin and chili powder. This really helped plus I added a 2nd can of tomatoes but this time I added a can of Rotel. (for the spice extra tomato and extra liquid)
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2012
The whole family enjoyed this dish! I used white rice and rotell and it was still good! I didn't really taste the deer which is always a good thing! Would definitely make this again.
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2011
Very good use of ground venison. I also used can of Rotel as well as stewed tomatoes. Added paprika for color cummin a dash of cayenne for heat. Beef boullon for richness. Will make again.
(2)