Per usual, yesterday, Super Bowl Sunday, I made a giant feast for our family to celebrate the end of a great football season. Our spread included Venison Queso Dip, Guacamole, BBQ Smoked Ribs, Mac Salad, & Chocolate Chip Cookie Fudge Brownies.
If this is your first time to my blog, you may not know that I love cooking with venison! I have published some of our favorite venison recipes: Venison Chili, Venison Meatloaf, Venison Burgers, Hearty Venison Stew, and Venison Meatballs.
I promise you that this venison queso does not taste “gamey.” Whenever I talk to someone about venison, most reactions are that they hate the gamey taste of venison.
Honestly, I don’t like the taste of venison either! Which is why all of my recipes, including this venison queso, have quite a bit of spices in them. The key to masking the gamey taste is cooking the meat with the spices.
I used a large sauce pan to make the entire dip in. I start with the ground venison and all of the spices in the pan and let them marry. Venison doesn’t have much fat, so keep an eye on the meat while it’s cooking to keep it from burning.
I used a meat chopper to break up the meat into the smallest pieces possible. If you don’t own a meat chopper, you NEED one in your life! We cook a lot of ground beef and it really helps break the meat down into the smallest pieces. It also is a life-saver when I forgot to take the meat out of the freezer in time for dinner and am trying to cook it partially frozen!
If you have a small crockpot to keep the queso warm this is definitely the time to use it! Venison queso is best served piping hot!
I also highly recommend Lime Tortilla Chips. We are obsessed with Lime Tortilla Chips in our family.
Venison Queso Dip
- 1 lb ground Venison
- 2 tsbp Taco Seasoning
- 1 tbsp Cumin
- 1/2 tsp Seasoning Salt
- 1/4 tsp ground Black Pepper
- 1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper or Red Chipotle Pepper Optional due to heat
- 1 can diced Tomatoes & Peppers
- 1 lb Easy Melt Cheese like Velveeta
- In a large sauce pan cook venison with spices. When meat is cooked add diced tomatoes & peppers and cheese. Stir until cheese is melted. Keep on warm until ready to serve.
My husband RAVED about this dip! I realized this morning that he took the leftovers to work for lunch. That is always an indication of a win!
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