Offal’s making a comeback, so it’s time to discover these three delicious beef liver recipes.
Beef liver has been an underrated cut of meat for many years but is enjoying a revival thanks to its great taste and incredible nutritional benefits.
We’re going to explore what you can do with beef liver with these dishes, each chosen to showcase its versatility and flavour profile.
Our recipes will lead you through traditional French and German cuisine and right back to Grandma’s kitchen with an old-style favourite that you’ll love.
One of the best things about our recipes is that they’re made with grass-fed beef liver. It’s the healthy and ethical way to enjoy meat — we’ll tell you more about that later on.
So if you’re looking for some new and exciting recipes to get the juices flowing, you’ve come to the right place! Let’s find out more about the benefits of beef liver and how it can liven up your family mealtimes in the most healthy and delicious way.
Beef liver: the low down
Offal (the internal organs of animals) used to be a dietary staple for the older generation. This was partly to do with the fact that these cuts of meat are more affordable and also related to their high nutritional value.
But somehow, offal fell out of favour and has only recently started making a comeback as people rediscover what it has to offer.
The liver is an excellent choice if you’d like to try out offal rich in flavour and nutrition. In fact, it should really be given the accolade “superfood”. While it’s low in calories, it’s also a rich source of protein and incredibly high in:
- Vitamin A (a 100-gram serving yields up to 1,100% of your recommended daily intake or RDI)
- Vitamin B2 or riboflavin (up to 260% of RDI per 100 grams)
- Vitamin B9 or folate (up to 65% of RDI per 100 grams)
- Vitamin B12 (3,460% of RDI per 100 grams)
- Iron (80% of RDI per 100 grams or 35% for women who menstruate)
- Copper (1,620% of RDI per 100 grams)
(Source: Healthline website, ‘Why Liver Is a Nutrient-Dense Superfood,’ June 7, 2017. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/why-liver-is-a-superfood.)
It also has a distinctive, full-bodied taste and lends itself to a variety of everyday meals, as you’ll see from our recipe selection.
Why grass-fed beef liver?
We always recommend grass-fed meat products for the highest possible health and nutrition hit.
Grass-fed beef is higher in vitamins A and E, lower in calories and free from the added hormones and antibiotics that you’ll find in intensively reared and grain-fed animals.
It’s also the most ethical way to rear animals, allowing them to wander freely on pastures and eat the diet that’s most natural to them.
By the way, it’s important to understand the difference between grass-fed and grass-finished beef — while the terms are often used interchangeably, they don’t mean the same thing.
Grass-fed beef comes from animals that have been fed grass at some point in their lives, while grass-finished means it’s the only diet they’ve ever had.
Know that Provenir only offers 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef, as we believe that it’s the healthiest and most ethical way to produce and eat meat.
Our three beef liver recipes
It’s time to try out our beef liver recipes, packed with flavour and nutrition and suitable for all the family.
Liver Berlin style
This recipe inspired by traditional German cuisine is incredibly quick and easy to make.
The addition of apples makes for an intriguing taste combination, while the accompanying mashed potato makes this a deeply satisfying meal.
Liver Berlin Style
- Preparation: 20 min
- Cooking: 15 min
- Ready in: 35 min
Beef liver in cream sauce
If you love comfort food (who doesn’t?), then this recipe is for you. It’s a simple dish made from a few basic ingredients, which come together to create a wonderfully filling meal.
Serve with simply cooked vegetables of your choice to create a dish that’s just like your grandma would make!
Beef Liver In Cream Sauce
- Preparation: 15 min
- Cooking: 20 min
- Ready in: 35 min
- Slice beef liver to bite size pieces; place in a bowl, put enough water to submerge liver, add lemon and mix well.
- Allow to marinade for 30-60 minutes. This will draw out blood, eliminating extra flavour, and will separate the gritty pieces so that it comes out clean and appealing after cooking. There is going to be a bunch of stuff floating in the marinade.
- Rinse the liver really well under running water until the water is clear.
- Saute onion in tallow until golden and the liquid is gone. The pan should be fairly dry.
- Add beef liver, and saute on medium until it starts to brown just a little, about 5-8 minutes.
- Add sour cream, pickle juice, salt, pepper, and mustard, if using. Mix well. Saute for 5 minutes.
- Serve immediately
Easy beef liver paté
We love the simplicity of this beef liver paté recipe — all you need is your grass-finished beef liver, onion, garlic, butter and seasoning to make this delicious dish reminiscent of French cuisine.
Enjoy it on a fresh baguette or toast with raw or pickled vegetables and a selection of chutneys to draw out its full, rich flavour.
Grass-finished beef liver at your fingertips
We believe in making nutritious and tasty cooking easy and accessible for all.
That’s why we offer a home delivery service, so your grass-finished beef liver is just a few clicks away.
To find out if we deliver to your area, just type in your postcode. Then fill your basket with our healthy, nutritious beef liver and other products and let us do the rest!
The most ethical, healthy meat is closer than you think, so order your beef liver today and get cracking on these satisfying recipes for family mealtimes.