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best beef liver with onions

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

With some nice seasoning and caramelized onions, this is a great recipe to add to your diet

yield 2 servings
prep time 5 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For best beef liver with onions

  • 4 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, or as needed and divided
  • 6 c
    yellow onions, sliced (lyonnaise cut)
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground himalayan sea salt
  • 1 lg
    clove garlic, pressed
  • 1 lb
    beef liver, sliced, skinned and deveined
  • 1/2 c
    unbleached all-purpose flour, or as needed
  • 1 tsp
    hot paprika
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper, or to taste (i always use mixed peppercorns)

How To Make best beef liver with onions

  • 1
    In a large skillet over medium heat, add butter and 1 tbsp. oil. When it starts shimmering, add sliced onions and season with ground sea salt. Stir well and sauté for 2 minutes.
  • 2
    Add pressed garlic and freshly ground black pepper. Stir to blend, cover and cook for 10 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes.
  • 3
    After 10 minutes, uncover, stir again and cook for 20 minutes, stirring often.
  • 4
    When onions are nice and soft, increase the heat to high and sauté them until light brown; about 1 ½ minutes – if prefer darker, sauté them longer.
  • 5
    Transfer the onions to a bowl while looking after the liver.
  • 6
    Cut liver into 3 to 4-inch pieces; set aside.
  • 7
    In a shallow dish, add flour, hot paprika, garlic powder and freshly ground black pepper; mix to combine.
  • 8
    Working with one piece at a time, coat the liver with the flour mixture, shake off any excess flour and place on a plate while working with the others.
  • 9
    Add remaining 1 tbsp. oil to the same skillet over medium heat. When hot, add seasoned liver pieces and cook until nice and brown, about 1 ½ to 2 minutes per side depending on the thickness.
  • 10
    When done, top the pieces with caramelized onions and serve with mashed potatoes – don’t forget the ketchup!
  • 11
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