Mule Deer Taco Mac and Cheese Bake


Comfort food? Ahh yeahhh, gimme that comfort food. It's my favorite "category" if it should ever be considered one on its own. While usually I would post a harvest picture of the animal being used in the recipe, I don't have one because this mule deer was tagged by someone on one of my dad's elk hunts. Picture or not, this was dang delicious. And once again, family providing for family.


  • 1# ground meat

  • 2 TBSP minced garlic (or 2 handfuls because garlic is delish!)

  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped

  • 2 TBSP taco seasoning

  • 15oz canned black beans

  • 28oz canned crushed tomatoes

  • 12oz elbow macaroni

  • 3 cup shredded cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350

  2. Chop onion then caramelize in cast iron pan before browning the meat

  3. Brown meat with onion, seasonings, and garlic

  4. Cook noodles, drain, and layer in bottom of casserole dish

  5. Add drained can of black beans and crushed tomato to meat mix. Simmer for 3 minutes

  6. Mix meat and cheese with noodles in casserole dish

  7. Bake for 20-30 minutes

  8. Garnish with sour cream, guacamole, or any other taco fixings you may enjoy

*Recipe originally posted on the GoWild app. Find the app here.


Jess Wagner

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