A classic Middle Eastern herb blend, olive oil and broth are the key ingredients to making a delicious and moist venison burrito filling in a crockpot. Serve with feta, cilantro and tzatziki sauce for a Middle Eastern twist on the classic burrito.
Yes, I really, really like venison. I don’t understand it when people tell me they don’t like venison. Is it because they are Disney traumatized, you know the first few scenes in Bambi, or do they taste something I can’t taste or have they just never had it prepared well for them? It’s a mystery to me.
It reminds me of lamb so if you don’t like lamb, then maybe you should give this a try anyways, I am that confident you will like it if you find the right recipe, and this is the right recipe. This is super easy, everybody knows how to make a burrito, right? Well you just cook the venison in the crockpot with za’atar, black pepper, poblano or any medium heat pepper, olive oil and broth. Cook on low until it shreds easily with a fork. Serve with some feta cheese and homemade tzatziki sauce and you’re done! The tzatziki is very important, it balances out the strong flavors of the venison and spices. I think a lot of venison recipes could possibly be improved if they added either a yogurt sauce like tzatziki or a fruit chutney like in my Venison Roast recipe with Peach Chutney.
This is a very versatile recipe. You can change up the spices and add curry instead like in my Lamb Curry Burrito recipe, or add Korean spices. The beauty of this recipe is only limited by your imagination.
So dust off the crockpot and make something wonderful!
A spicy, rich Middle Eastern fusion burrito with za’atar, feta and tzatziki sauce.
1.5 lbs of venison roast or steak
1 poblano pepper, chopped, seeds and stem removed
3 Tbs za’atar herb blend
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup of broth, your choice
1 tsp black pepper
cilantro, 1 bunch, chopped
6 large tortillas
1 recipe Tzatziki sauce
Place first 6 ingredients into a crockpot and cook on low for 6 hours. Shred meat with two forks.
Assemble the burritos with feta cheese and tzatziki sauce, garnish with cilantro.