Classic Elk Tacos

The kitchen is becoming shared domain.  On Monday and Wednesday evenings I coach girls’ youth lacrosse here in Bozeman.  I know, lacrosse in Montana, how strange?!  Mark offered to prepare dinner on those nights that I’m not home until eight.  Our bi-weekly dinner conversation usually goes something like this…

Mark: “What should we have for dinner?”
Me: “Whatever you want to make.”
Mark: “I’ll make whatever you want.”
Me: (Sigh) “Ok, why don’t you make loaded baked potatoes/elk tacos/spaghetti…”
Mark: “What ingredients do I need and at what temperature should I cook everything?”
Me: “I’ll just leave everything out with a note of directions.”

Ladies, I would imagine that this is a familiar conversation.  Sorry fellas, but it’s true.

So, Mark and I had our how-to conversation.  I suggested Elk Tacos and left out the ingredients and directions he would need.

It was just past eight by the time I walked in the door.  The house was warm and the smell of spices and cooked elk filled the room.  Chopped yellow peppers, tomatoes, and avocado were spread beautifully on the table along with warm tortillas and various toppings.  Empty PBR cans were scattered about in ritual fashion and Mark and his good friend Chris admired their handy-work.  I can’t deny that I was impressed.  A warm satisfying meal after a long day, prepared by someone other than myself, is true luxury.

It was delicious!  After several rounds of compliments and thank you’s, Mark suggested that he snap a few pictures for it to be posted right here.  I emphatically agreed and he continued with his helpfulness and took some photos.  Turning away from his masterpiece, he looked at me and said, “You can call the blog, Elk Tacos, so easy your husband can do it.”  Immediately the slogan for Geico popped into my head…. and it all made sense.

For you cavemen, here are the ingredients and the directions.


Cooked ground elk or wild game – if you have ground game sausage, use that!
Taco Seasoning
1 ripe tomato
1 avocado
1/2 yellow bell pepper
Any other veggies you desire
Sour Cream
Shredded Cheese


– Open cool beverage and sip, set down
– Place ground game in skillet and cook over medium high heat
– Wash hands
– Sip beverage
– Add seasonings
– Sip beverage
– Chop veggies
– Sip beverage
– Warm tortillas in microwave
– Open a new beverage
– Place warm tortilla on plate and top with ground game and favorite veggies, salsa, cheese, and sour cream
– Fold together

ENJOY!!! (sip beverage)

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3 Responses to Classic Elk Tacos

  1. Matt McCune says:

    Mmmmmmmmmmmm, PBR and elk tacos!

  2. Gomer C Pyle says:

    I bet the PBR tastes gamier than the elk!

  3. WYNN ZUNDEL says:

    Oh Ya! I like this…yummy sounding and very easy to make. I hope you don’t mind, I shared it on my own website I enjoy cooking and when I find something like this, especially easy and deals with beverages! I’m all over it! Thanks! Wynn

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