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Spicy Tequila Elk Steak Fajitas Recipe

Spicy Tequila Elk Steak Fajitas Recipe has all the wow factors when it comes to a marinade! We combine tequila, jalepeno, garlic, and red pepper flakes, and then we let your elk, venison, or beef steaks marinate for 8-12 hours. AND then you have the most amazing elk steak fajitas you’ve ever tasted! Wild game like Elk and Deer have a “gamey” flavor which is a mild sour taste that shows up towards the end of each bite… some people love it and others would rather tone it down a bit. All I get is rave reviews from all who are lucky enough to taste this Spicy Tequila Elk Steak Fajitas Recipe! 

We’re always so excited for Fit Friday’s! We just love hanging out with Miss Nichole from  Pure Clean Fitness ! She’s a been apart of our Friday’s many years and we love her so much!! Thank you Nichole for coming every week and sharing your awesome fitness knowledge with us! If you want check out more of our Fit Friday posts then CLICK HERE

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Let’s talk shop about how our Spicy Tequila Elk Steak Fajitas Recipe came to be!

I’m one of those lucky people who have friends that share their hunting treasures with me. I was recently looking through the freezer and remembered about the elk steaks that my neighbors had given to me last fall. So, I decided to pull them out and that’s how our Grilled Red Wine Elk and Garlic Steak Recipe and also this Spicy Tequila Marinated Elk Steak Fajitas Recipe was created! I’ll forever love how quickly a recipe just seems to “come to me” as I’m creating in the kitchen. It all starts with a simple spark of inspiration!

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Our Spicy Tequila Elk Steak Fajitas Recipe is the perfect marinade for many cuts of elk and venison meat:

  • Elk Steaks
  • Elk Backstrap
  • Elk Tenderloin
  • Elk Chops/Medallions

Essential Tips for cooking elk and venison:

  • DO NOT over cook your elk or venison steaks once they reach 130 degrees F; remove from heat immediately
  • Allow elk or venison steak to rest for 3-5 minutes under a foil tent
  • With this hold over cooking will take place so the temperature will increase; it’s best enjoyed at 135-140 F
  • Elk steaks are very lean and will dry out extremely quick so don’t leave them unattended during the grilling

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Fit Friday!

It is summer time and it is a holiday weekend, what goes better with summer and holiday than family?! Miss Ruthie and I are lucky enough to live in state with beautiful mountains and lots of hiking trails nearby.  Hiking and kids aren’t always two things we enjoy putting together, but this week I am coming at you with some tips to help.

1. Younger kids are kids that are new to hiking will do much better with a flat trail rather than lots of vertical feet.

2. Think waterfalls, rivers, streams, a cave, anything that will keep your kids attention.

3. A pack full of fruit snacks and granola bars can go a long way in encouragement.

4. Hiking with kids shouldn’t be a race and shouldn’t be done if you are under tight time constraints. It won’t be fun!

5. Make up games. Keep it light. Have fun!

Don’t get me wrong, this won’t make it so that every kid will be all about your hiking adventures. But it will make it so that everyone is more likely to have some fun.


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Spicy Tequila Elk Steak Fajitas Recipe has all the wow factors when it comes to a the ultimate marinade! by

Spicy Tequila Elk Steak Fajitas Recipe is a party in a tortilla! 

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Spicy Tequila Elk Steak Fajitas Recipe

Spicy Tequila Elk Steak Fajitas Recipe has all the wow factors when it comes to a the ultimate marinade! by

Spicy Tequila Elk Steak Fajitas Recipe has all the "wow" factors when it comes to the ultimate marinade!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 30 minutes


  • 1.5 pounds elk steaks, approx 4
  • 1/3 cup tequila
  • 1 jalepeno, sliced into rounds (with seeds for more heat)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, rough chopped
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 12 corn or flour tortillas, toasted
  • 4 cups white rice
  • 2 cups black beans
  • variety of toppings: tomato, cilantro, avocado, salsa, etc.


  1. Combine all ingredients in a gallon size zip top baggie.
  2. Knead to incorporate marinade, place in fridge for 8-12 hours allowing to marinate; kneading marinade into elk meat twice.
  3. To grill: preheat grill to high heat, place steaks on hot grill and cook 2-3 minutes per side or until reaches 130-135 degrees F. Do not overcook!
  4. Remove from grill and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  5. Slice into thin strips against the grain of the meat, serve with rice, beans, tortillas, and your choice of toppings.
  6. Enjoy your Spicy Tequila Elk Steak Fajitas Recipe!

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