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Venison Fajitas are tender pieces of steak that are marinated with seasonings, stir fried in a skillet and tossed with sauteed peppers and onions. Serve this easy venison recipe up in a fresh homemade tortilla for a mouth full of delicious flavors!

When you need a quick and easy weeknight dinner recipe, these venison fajitas will come to the rescue. The venison steak is sliced thinly, then marinates with the seasonings while you prep the onions and peppers for stir frying.

Overhead shot of venison fajitas in a skillet with salsa and flour tortillas in the backgrkound

The problem with living with deer hunters

When you live with a family of hunters, you likely will have an abundance of venison in your freezer. Often times, when summer ends and fall begins, you are searching the internet for recipes to use what you have left in your freezer. Once hunting season begins you need to have free space for any wild game those hunters may bring home!

It starts in late August. Grumpy will say, “we seem to have a lot of venison in the freezer.” Yes, his mind is already contemplating the fact that he plans to put game meat in the freezer in just a couple of months. So, we start eating more venison. I don’t know why we just don’t even it out year round, but that is how it goes.

up close image of easy venison fajita recipe ready to serve from the skillet

How to set those deer hunters straight!

Honestly, I am thinking year round what I can make with our venison. When we have our deer meat processed, we usually have stew, ground venison, and steaks. We eliminate roasts from the picture. I personally love a venison roasted slow in the oven, but for some reason, Grumpy is not a fan.

So, throughout the chilly months of the year, you are likely to see Crockpot Venison Stew on the table. We also will have cook steaks in a pan or grill. This recipe for Venison Marinade is our favorite for grilling. I don’t know what Grumpy thinks when he says we aren’t eating enough venison, because we eat an awful lot of it!

Preparing Venison Steaks for Fajitas

When cutting your venison steak for fajitas, it helps if it is still slightly frozen. If it’s not, that is ok, you still can trim it. It is just easier if its not completely thawed. We like to remove what is called the silver skin around the edges of the steak. It is an opaque film that covers the meat. If left on the steak it can give the food a gamey taste.

Venison steak cut into slices with fajita seasoning coating

Fajita meat should be sliced very thin. It will take very little cook time for it to be done. This is what makes it a great weeknight meal! Flash in the pan and then in your hand!

Tips for making Venison Fajitas

The best pan to cook venison fajitas in is a cast iron skillet. I like how it holds the heat and cooks the meat up quickly. You need the skillet to be hot and when the meat goes in the pan you should hear a sizzle.

Venison steaks cooking in the skillet with steam rising above the meat

The venison and the peppers and onions are cooked separately. I like to cook the venison first. Transfer it to a plate, then cook the peppers and onions. Once the vegetables are ready, I toss the meat back into the skillet and combine them together.

Serving suggestions for Venison Fajitas

Side Dishes

When it comes to side dish recipe for venison fajitas, I have a few that you may like to try! This recipe for Creamy Mexican Street Corn Salad is super delicious. Or, this Latin Inspired Slaw is a good choice also. I love all the flavors in both recipes. Especially the cilantro!

3 Ingredient Spanish Cauliflower Rice with Chicken

If you’re looking for a rice side dish, this recipe for One Pot Mexican Brown Rice and Beans will fit the bill, or if you prefer to go low carb, try this recipe for 3 Ingredient Cauliflower Spanish Rice!


We always serve this Homemade Salsa along with a dollop of sour cream on our venison fajitas. If your more into a green sauce, you may like this recipe for Creamy Salsa Verde!

homemade salsa
Homemade Salsa for Canning

Still looking for more venison recipes?

If your still looking for more venison recipes, then be sure to check out the list below. This is a compilation of some of our very favorite recipes from over the last 20 years. Some traditional and some non traditional. I am sure there will be one here you will love!

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Easy Venison Fajitas

Easy Venison Fajitas are a quick and easy weeknight dinner the whole family can enjoy!
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Easy Venison Fajitas, venison recipe, Venison Steak
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 352kcal


Fajita Seasoning

  • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1-1/2 pounds venison steaks cut into 2 inch strips
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil oil
  • 1 medium red bell pepper cut into 2 inch strips
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper cut into 2 inch strips
  • 1 medium onion cut into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 12 homemade flour tortillas warmed


  • [mv_schema_meta name="season meat"]Combine seasoned salt, garlic salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and oregano to make the fajita seasoning. Sprinkle the seasoning over the sliced venison. Mix well, cover, and refrigerate while preparing remaining ingredients. [mv_img id="22156"]
  • [mv_schema_meta name="cook meat"]Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a heavy skillet, Add the venison steak strips and cook until browned. Remove venison from skillet and place in a bowl. Add remaining 2 tablespoons of oil in a skillet. Cook bell peppers and onion until they start to soften. [mv_img id="22157"]
  • [mv_schema_meta name="add meat to veggies"]Add the venison back into the skillet and toss with the onions and peppers. then remove. [mv_img id="25281"]


Tortillas are not calculated in the nutrition information.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 129mg | Sodium: 661mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Anonymous April 16, 2008 at 8:10 am - Reply

    Hmmm, this is the single son, right Shelby? And the fajitas look pretty good, too. – Edlear

  2. HoneyB April 16, 2008 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    Yes Edlear, he’s my single one! He’s a charmer too…everybody loves him! He didn’t want me to take the picture at first so I put the camera away, but his loving little heart changed when his mom wasn’t going to pressure him and he let me take the photo. God love and bless that boy. He’s one of the best!

  3. Antonio Tahhan April 16, 2008 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    yum, i bet the venison in the fajitas must have been delicious!! i’ve only had them with skirt steak myself, but love the sound of yours!

  4. Kevin April 17, 2008 at 12:43 am - Reply

    Fajitas are one of my favorite meals! Making them with venison sounds like a great idea. I will have to try it.

  5. Bellini Valli April 17, 2008 at 1:40 am - Reply

    I’m sure that Christopher enjoyed the fajitas…better bring hubs over to the Tex-Mex side:D

  6. HoneyB April 17, 2008 at 11:40 am - Reply

    LOL, Val, I have tried and tried to get Grumpy to like it – the best I can do is Taco Bell and heaven forbid I even try something like that at home! I just don’t understand it. Oh well, all the more for me (and my kids!)

    PS I’m going a Mexican resturaunt next Friday night with the Chi Epsilon group from our university for their end of the year banquet..at least there are others who enjoy it with me even if Grumpy won’t!

  7. bobby June 17, 2008 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    These fajitas look really good – I love venison so I’m sure I would enjoy them.

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  9. Miriah October 14, 2019 at 12:31 pm - Reply


  10. […] using venison. Two of my very favorite recipes is this Quick and Easy Venison Stir-Fry and this Venison Fajita recipe. I feel the Asian flavors really compliment the wild game meat and oftentimes, others […]

  11. Paula G January 20, 2021 at 10:53 am - Reply

    5 stars
    Great recipe

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