Skip to main content

Venison Chorizo Recipe

Make this venison chorizo recipe and cook it right away or freeze it (cooked or raw) and use it as needed.

Venison Chorizo Recipe
Make a big batch of this recipe and freeze it so you have venison chorizo on hand whenever you need it. (Allie Doran photo)
Print Recipe

If you asked me to pick one type of cuisine to eat for the rest of my life, I’d have to go with Mexican. Chorizo is a coveted meat in our house, as is anything with a bit of spice and heat.

Making chorizo out of venison is perfect for those who don’t absolutely love the flavor of deer meat because chorizo has plenty of acid and seasoning, plus a bit of pork fat to tone down the richer flavor.

Venison chorizo is a versatile ingredient – mix it up with some scrambled eggs for a quick and easy breakfast or add it to your favorite chili recipe for an extra kick. Here are some other recipe ideas to use this venison chorizo in:


Yield: 1 ½ pounds venison chorizo
Total time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground venison
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Pinch of ground cloves

Directions:

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl.
  2. Using your hands or a spoon (I always use my hands), mix everything together well so that the venison, pork, spices and seasonings are all incorporated. You want the spices to be well distributed.
  3. When you’re ready to cook the ground chorizo, simply add the mixture to a saucepan with 1 tablespoon of oil and cook over medium heat until browned, about 10 minutes.
  4. Once cooled, store it in the fridge for up to 2 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months in an airtight container or freezer bag. Alternatively, you can freeze the uncooked chorizo if you’re working with meat that you just harvested. Note: I don’t recommend thawing frozen venison, mixing this up and then freezing it raw again. If you’re using older venison, go ahead and brown it and use it within a few days or freeze it precooked.

About the Author: Allie Doran

Venison Every Day: The No-Fuss Guide to Cooking Game at Home
Venison Every Day: The No-Fuss Guide to Cooking Game at Home (Allie Doran photo)

Allie Doran is a recipe developer and food photographer, and the founder of Miss Allie’s Kitchen, a food blog specializing in wild game recipes. In her new cookbook, “Venison Every Day: The No-Fuss Guide to Cooking Game at Home,” Doran shows you how to make sure every meal you make is as tender, flavorful and easy as possible. The cookbook is full of fresh field-to-table recipes to help you make the most of your whole venison harvest, from shoulder to shank. With hearty recipes for every cut of meat and every occasion, Venison Every Day will never leave you wondering what to do with a freezer full of deer again.

For more venison recipes from Allie Doran, visit missallieskitchen.com or get your copy of “Venison Every Day: The No-Fuss Guide to Cooking Game at Home” on amazon.com.

Recipe reprinted with permission from “Venison Every Day” by Allie Doran, Page Street Publishing Co. 2020. Photo credit: Allie Doran.




GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

A Bolt Action from Benelli?

A Bolt Action from Benelli?

We know what you're thinking: Isn't Benelli a shotgun company? Of course it is, but decades of shotgun manufacturing actually put Benelli in a unique position to redefine what a hunting rifle should be. Episode 1 reviews some company history to explain how this all came about.

Hobie MirageDrive 360 Kayak Propulsion: Amazing Control and Power

Hobie MirageDrive 360 Kayak Propulsion: Amazing Control and Power

The Hobie MirageDrive 360 pedal propulsion system is the pinnacle of kayak control with more efficient fin designs, glide technology and allows the boat to be moved in any direction.

New for 2021: Hoyt RX-5, RX-5 Ultra, Ventum 30 and Ventum 33

New for 2021: Hoyt RX-5, RX-5 Ultra, Ventum 30 and Ventum 33

ATA 2021 NeDuring this video from the Archery Trade Association's New Product Premiere showcase, Bowhunter's TV Mike Carney visited with Evan Williams, pro staff manager for Hoyt Archery, to learn about the new RX-5, RX-5 Ultra, Ventum and Ventum 33 bows.w Product - Hoyt

New for 2021: Mathews V3 27 & 31 Bows

New for 2021: Mathews V3 27 & 31 Bows

Bowhunter Editor Curt Wells had an exciting visit with Mark Hayes, design engineer for Mathews, as the pair looked at the new V3 27 and V3 31 bows.

See More Popular Videos

Trending Articles

As most catfish anglers know, blue cats, channel cats and flatheads will eat darn near anything that fits in their mouths.5 Ways To Catch Catfish on Lures Catfish

5 Ways To Catch Catfish on Lures

Keith Sutton

As most catfish anglers know, blue cats, channel cats and flatheads will eat darn near...

The colder waters of early spring are prime times to use these proven bait rigs for stripers.3 Proven Bait Rigs for Stripers Striper & Hybrid

3 Proven Bait Rigs for Stripers

J.B. Kasper

The colder waters of early spring are prime times to use these proven bait rigs for stripers.

With the Hobie MirageDrive 360 pedal propulsion system, anglers have ultimate kayak control with more efficient fin designs, glide technology and the ability to move their boat in any direction desiredAmazing Kayak Power and Control: Hobie's MirageDrive 360 Propulsion System Other Fishing

Amazing Kayak Power and Control: Hobie's MirageDrive 360 Propulsion System

OSG Editorial Staff - November 01, 2020

With the Hobie MirageDrive 360 pedal propulsion system, anglers have ultimate kayak control...

This Elk Venison Patty Melt Recipe makes the perfect wild game sandwich. Elk burger patties are accompanied by melted Swiss cheese, caramelized onions, and Thousand Island dressing and then pressed in between two toasted and golden brown pieces of rye bread.Elk Venison Patty Melt Recipe Wild Game

Elk Venison Patty Melt Recipe

Kristy Crabtree - October 27, 2020

This Elk Venison Patty Melt Recipe makes the perfect wild game sandwich. Elk burger patties...

See More Trending Articles

More Wild Game

Looking for fresh recipe ideas for wild turkey? Here's a list of our top 10 most popular turkey recipes.Top 10 Most Popular Wild Turkey Recipes Wild Game

Top 10 Most Popular Wild Turkey Recipes

Game & Fish Online Staff - February 22, 2021

Looking for fresh recipe ideas for wild turkey? Here's a list of our top 10 most popular...

For a succulent and moist turkey, use this homemade brine recipe.Best Homemade Turkey Brine Recipe Wild Game

Best Homemade Turkey Brine Recipe

Raschell Rule - November 17, 2020

For a succulent and moist turkey, use this homemade brine recipe.

Turn leftover wild turkey into the ultimate comfort food with this easy recipe for pot pie.Easy Wild Turkey Pot Pie Recipe Wild Game

Easy Wild Turkey Pot Pie Recipe

Jessyca Sortillon - December 01, 2020

Turn leftover wild turkey into the ultimate comfort food with this easy recipe for pot pie.

Enjoy canned venison warmed or use it in stews, chili, and other hot dishes.Canned Venison Recipe Wild Game

Canned Venison Recipe

Raschell Rule - January 15, 2021

Enjoy canned venison warmed or use it in stews, chili, and other hot dishes.

See More Wild Game

Magazine Cover

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE Arrow

Buy Digital Single Issues

Don't miss an issue.
Buy single digital issue for your phone or tablet.

Buy Single Digital Issue on the Game & Fish App

Other Magazines

Special Interest Magazines

See All Special Interest Magazines

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Phone Icon

Get Digital Access.

All Game & Fish subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now