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Quick, Easy Liver Recipe for Beef & Pork

It doesn’t matter if there’s pork liver or beef liver sitting in the fridge. With a touch of paprika and push of sweet onion this recipe makes them perfect!

Beef-liver-recipe-pork-liver-recipe-1-SunCakeMomFor some obscure reason the inner parts of various animals aren’t as present in our popular cuisine as the well-known meat products. Maybe it is the availability or price that fends people off from these cuts but most often than not it’s just down to customs.

We aren’t accustomed to eat those parts of the animals anymore. At least not in places where people aren’t slaughtering their animals anymore. The ivory tower of pop raw materials prevents us to see our food as another living, breathing being reducing its existence into foil packed nutrition that the body needs.

We can’t really see brains, hearts, gizzards or livers lying around on the shelves as much as chicken breasts, pork loins or steaks. Sure enough, that’s maybe due to its availability, as well. After all, one cow has four legs to make steak and only one tripe.

Nor can we all have those bits, anyway. Just see what’s happening with poor ducks that are bread for their fatty liver. Not the ecological bread ones that are slaughtered when their liver naturally grows bigger to store more nutrients for their yearly migration but the other force-fed ones.

Both livers are equally tasty tough and high in demand hence the golden price tag, it bears and the industry practices that are mostly not advertised.

Luckily pork and beef livers aren’t as pleasant delicacies as fatty duck livers, otherwise those poor animals should suffer the same feat that ducks. Not as they have a privileged position in the human food industry but we’ve got to eat something.

Livers are actually good for us or so the numbers say. Except of course those that are too good for us like Husky, Polar Bear, Moose, Walruses and Bearded seals liver. Although, we don’t really come across of that kind of meat on a normal boring shopping trip or in fact most probably in any shopping trip, it’s worth to know if we go hunting what not to eat.

Otherwise humans can eat pretty much every kind of liver baked, boiled, fried or even eaten raw. Eating liver raw is not recommended and can be fatal so better to stay on the safe side of the oven top.

Liver contains a ton of Iron and Vitamins like A, B12, C and others but those who love it, won’t take it because its high vitamin and minerals content. On it’s own, it isn’t really and exciting to have, anyway. It’s rather a raw and sour ingredient thanks to its high iron content.

So basically, we have to take those sharp irony edge away and bundle it with some smoothing aid. It doesn’t need much of a hassle though. A bit of plain onion would do the job easily but if there are tomatoes and paprika on the kitchen shelf then those will make a difference.

Black pepper can also be used to spice the dish up a bit or hot paprika or chilly but that is always up to individual tastes. Mind not to add any salt to the dish until it is served on the plates.

Adding salt too early will dry the liver out and make it less tender. Excessive cooking also makes it hard and juiceless, so keep it at the minimum. After a couple of minutes of cooking and stirring, cut a couple of bigger pieces from the top of the pan in half to see if there is any blood present. If no blood is visible, it is good to go.

This recipe can be used with any kind of liver preparation including fowl, lamb, calf, chicken, goose or ox but the best will be with beef or pork. Beef and pork are sort of similar in taste the latter being a bit less tender and stronger in taste but not easily distinguishable.

Liver is a strong hearty cut to prepare any dishes. It won’t be as exciting as fatty duck liver spread over a slice of toast, topped with blackcurrant jam but it’s not meant to be like that. It’s a characteristic powerful piece of meat brought forward on the sweet tender slices of caramelized onion surrounded with the slightly tangy tomato puree with a touch of aromatic paprika.Beef-liver-recipe-pork-liver-recipe-4-SunCakeMom

 

Ingredients:

  • 150ml Oil
  • 2 Onion (sliced)
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper (whole or ground)
  • 1 big Tomato (pureed) (200g)
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 21 oz / 600g Liver (sliced into ½” / 1cm stripes with 0.2″ / 0.5cm thickness)
  • ⅓ cup / 100ml Water
  • Salt to taste

How to make:

  1. Heat oil in a pan then add the sliced onion.Beef-liver-recipe-pork-liver-recipe-process
  2. Saute the onion on high heat until it gets a glassy, translucent look then add garlic, black pepper.Beef-liver-recipe-pork-liver-recipe-process-3-SunCakeMom
  3. Saute a bit more until the garlic lets out some of its scent then add tomato as well.Beef-liver-recipe-pork-liver-recipe-process-5-SunCakeMom
  4. Stir-fry it for about 3 minutes then add the paprika.Beef-liver-recipe-pork-liver-recipe-process-6-SunCakeMom
  5. Mix in the liver as well then add the water.Beef-liver-recipe-pork-liver-recipe-process-7-SunCakeMom
  6. Cook it for about five minutes while stirring occasionally.Beef-liver-recipe-pork-liver-recipe-process-8-SunCakeMom
  7. Cut some bigger liver stripes into half to see if it’s cooked. If no blood is visible, it’s ready to be served.Beef-liver-recipe-pork-liver-recipe-process-9-SunCakeMom
  8. Salt to taste at serving only.

Enjoy!

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Quick, Easy Liver Recipe for Beef & Pork
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
It doesn't matter if there's pork liver or beef liver sitting in the fridge. With a touch of paprika and push of sweet onion this recipe makes them perfect!
Course: Breakfast, Low Crab Meal, Main Course, Meal
Cuisine: Dairy free, Gluten free, Low carb recipe, Paleo, Sugar free recipe
Author: Thomas Brown
Ingredients
  • 150 ml Oil
  • 2 Onion sliced
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper whole or ground
  • 1 big Tomato pureed (200g)
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 21 oz / 600g Liver sliced into ½" / 1cm stripes with 0.2" / 0.5cm thickness
  • cup / 100ml Water
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a pan then add the sliced onion.Beef-liver-recipe-pork-liver-recipe-process
  2. Saute the onion on high heat until it gets a glassy, translucent look then add garlic, black pepper.

  3. Saute a bit more until the garlic lets out some of its scent then add tomato as well.

  4. Stir-fry it for about 3 minutes then add the paprika.

  5. Mix in the liver as well then add the water.

  6. Cook it for about five minutes while stirring occasionally.

  7. Cut some bigger liver stripes into half to see if it's cooked. If no blood is visible, it's ready to be served.

  8. Salt to taste at serving only.

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