“Golden Toad” Wild Game Chipotle Tacos


Try these flavorful tacos made with wild game meat, a marinade which highlights Gold Toad’s Chipotle Hot Sauce,  and delicious toppings! This recipe is super easy to whip together and a great way to turn your game meat into a family favorite. Golden Toad is a Colorado based company.  You can get this sauce, and any of their products at major grocery stores as well as on line at www.goldentoad.com.


  • 2-3 pounds wild game sirloin or bottom round (works best with Elk, Deer or Pronghorn)
  • 2 quarts orange juice
  • 4 limes (2 juiced and zested, 2 sliced for serving)
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-2 tbsp Golden Toad Chipotle Hot Sauce
  • 2 bunches of cilantro, chopped
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • Salsa verde
  • Corn tortillas



Combine orange juice, 2 juiced and zested limes, garlic, and one bunch of cilantro into a large container or sealable bag. If the meat is a thicker cut, slice so it is less than 3 inches thick. Marinade meat for a minimum of 6 hours, up to 24 hours. Keep refrigerated.

When ready to cook, preheat pellet grill to 225 degrees F. Remove meat from marinade and add salt. Smoke until internal temperature reaches around 100 to 110 degrees F. Once it reaches that temperature, sear with cast iron in butter or oil until internal temperature reaches 125-135 degrees F.

Slice the meat cross-grain, then chop and add salt. Top a warm tortilla with meat, onion, cilantro, and salsa verde. Serve with lime. Add other toppings as desired.

Enjoy with a good margarita!!


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