Coffee Rubbed Venison Tacos

Wild game enthusiasts are always looking for a new way to enjoy their favorite meats. Inspired by Scott Leysah’s ( Coffee-Rubbed Venison Roast - The Sporting Chef) take on Coffee Rubbed Venison roast, the folks in the JavaBrewBQ® kitchen modified it slightly to suit our dinner of choice: venison tacos. The smoky flavor coupled with the coffee depth made for a great taco night.


  •  1, 3-5 lb venison roast, silver skin removed
  • ¼ cup coffee 
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp kosher salt 
  • 1 tsp adobe seasoning
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp paprika

1. Combine rub ingredients and rub into roast. Wrap the roast with plastic wrap and let rest at room temperature for 30 minutes. Remove plastic & let air dry for 30 minutes.

2. Place in a 225° smoker using JavaBrewBQ® Premium Coffee Grilling Pellets. Smoke approximately 3 hours or until roast reaches internal temperatures of 165°. Let rest for 15-20 minutes before slicing thin.