I tried this one evening and now my family asks for it all the time.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

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

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Combine seasoned salt, garlic salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and oregano to make the fajita seasoning. Sprinkle two teaspoons of the seasoning over the sliced venison. Mix well, cover, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

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  • Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a heavy frying pan. Cook bell peppers and onion until starting to soften, then remove. Pour in remaining oil, then cook venison until browned. Return pepper mixture to the pan, season with remaining fajita seasoning, and reheat. Served with the warmed tortillas.

Nutrition Facts

688 calories; protein 38.7g 77% DV; carbohydrates 78.8g 25% DV; fat 23.2g 36% DV; cholesterol 96.4mg 32% DV; sodium 1357.1mg 54% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2008
UPDATE** I made these tonight and without the mistake! This is an awesome recipe I will keep on using. The venison was so tender and the heat was perfect. I did add mushrooms to the pepper and onion mixture. I will make these again, but I will be more careful when measuring! I made a mistake and used too much cayenne. My sons were able to eat it, but the oldest mouth was burning! Grumpy "grumped" because he hates that "mexican food" but he ate it anyway. These get 5 stars because I loved them and my youngest son loved them - even with too much heat! My oldest son would have liked them more if I hadn't messed up the cayenne.... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/24/2010
Venison was so tender but I should have followed the advice of other to cut back on the cayenne pepper. It was HOT! Even for hubs. I will try this again but with some changes. Thanks Read More
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118 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 90
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2008
UPDATE** I made these tonight and without the mistake! This is an awesome recipe I will keep on using. The venison was so tender and the heat was perfect. I did add mushrooms to the pepper and onion mixture. I will make these again, but I will be more careful when measuring! I made a mistake and used too much cayenne. My sons were able to eat it, but the oldest mouth was burning! Grumpy "grumped" because he hates that "mexican food" but he ate it anyway. These get 5 stars because I loved them and my youngest son loved them - even with too much heat! My oldest son would have liked them more if I hadn't messed up the cayenne.... Read More
(45)
Rating: 3 stars
06/24/2010
Venison was so tender but I should have followed the advice of other to cut back on the cayenne pepper. It was HOT! Even for hubs. I will try this again but with some changes. Thanks Read More
(30)
Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2012
amazing i need to go hunting so i can make some more of this! haha Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2010
Amazing use of venison! I added lettuce tomatoes cheese sour cream and avacado to the fajitas! Wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2010
These were very good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2006
I thought these were very yummy. They tasted like beef fajitas and the venison stayed very tender. A great alternative to using up your venison. I will make these again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2010
I just made this for my husband but i didnt have oregano on hand but had everything else he ate 5 fajitas i like to tuck the ends and wrap it and cut it in half the deer was fresh from the day before soaked in water over night.. he keeps repeating how good it was... thanks for sharing.. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/14/2011
As other reviewers have stated this is a great way to use venison. I used the fajita seasoning as a dry rub let it sit then slipped it in my traditional fajita marinade to chill overnight. (As the first time I tried this recipe it was a bit dry just using the rub...might have been the cut of venison I had used as well). Came out extremely flavorful as I cooked down the marinade with the onions and peppers. This will definitely go into the rotation again once our freezer is stocked again. Thank you kellyb for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2012
I never thought of making fajitas with venison. I did marinate my venison all night in some teriyaki and Worcestershire sauce. I also cut up some mushrooms and threw in a pound of shrimp...wow sort of like a surf and turf fajitas. Anyway I'll certainly be using all the back-strap my brother gives me to make more fajitas. Read More
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