Grandma Helen's Liver Dumpling Soup

Grandma Helen's Liver Dumpling Soup Recipe

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Lori Borgmann


As I was growing up my grandma Helen would often make Liver Dumpling Soup. As a kid I always turned my nose up to this soup so Grandma always made me my own batch of egg dumpling soup. Now that I'm older I have acquired the taste of my Czech/Moravian/Bohemian heritage. These are wonderful and so worth a try! I dug out an old cookbook of my mom's and I will be posting several recipes that I grew up with that are rich in my heritage!


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  • 3/4 lb
    raw beef liver
  • 1 small
    onion finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2
    garlic sections crushed
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 large
  • ·
    finely crushed cracker crumbs
  • 3 qt
    beef soup broth

How to Make Grandma Helen's Liver Dumpling Soup


  1. Grind the beef liver and take out all of the veins. Put ground liver in a bowl and add finely cut up onion which was sautéed in the butter just until translucent. Add garlic, salt, pepper, eggs and enough cracker crumbs to form a medium dough. Drop by teaspoon full into rapidly boiling soup broth.
  2. This soup is prepared like a noodle soup only the liver dumplings are used in place of the noodles. Do not overcook! A true dumpling is never the same shape or size! The Bohemian term for dumplings is "Knedliky". Pronounced ka-ned-lick-ee.

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About Grandma Helen's Liver Dumpling Soup

Course/Dish: Beef Soups, Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American

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