EAT: Venison Enchiladas- by Tarra Stoddard


1/2 pound of ground deer meat

2 dried Ancho Chiles, stemmed & seeded

2 cups water

2 teaspoons olive oil

1 chopped yellow onion

5 garlic cloves, sliced

1/4 kosher salt

2 cups vegetable broth

2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano

2 tablespoons no salt tomato paste

1/2  teaspoon ground cumin

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 

1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper

1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

2 cups (8 ounces) pre-screened, 4-cheese Mexican blend cheese, divided

3 thinly sliced green onions, divided

Cooking spray

12 (6 inch) corn tortillas

6 tablespoons light source cream



Hands on 55 minutes

Total 1 hour 10 minutes

1. Preheat oven to 400

2. Cook your ground deer in saucepan

3.Combine Chiles & water in saucepan, bring to a boil, reduce heat & simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat, let stand 5 minutes. Drain Chiles in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid.

4. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Add onion; saute 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium; add garlic and salt. Cook 5 minutes or until golden, stirring occasionally. Add broth and next 3 ingredients (through cumin); cook 8 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.

5. Pour onion mixture into blender; add Chiles and resume liquid. Remove center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape); secure lid on blender. Place a clean towel over opening in lid. Blend until smooth; stir in lime juice and red pepper.

6.Combine the beans, 1 cup cheese, and half the green onions in a bowl. Spread 1/2 cup sauce in the bottom of a 13 x 9 inch glass dish coated with cooking spray. Warm tortillas according to package directions. Spoon 3 tablespoons bean mixture down center of each tortilla; roll up. Place, seam-side down, in prepared dish. Pour remaining sauce over filled tortillas. Top with remaining cheese. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Sprinkle with remaining green onions; serve with sour cream on the side.