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Beef Liver and Onions Recipe

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We know, beef liver sounds disgusting, but, with this liver and onions recipe, the lowly beef liver will be transformed into a culinary masterpiece!

Beef liver is rich in iron, and is often recommended as a food for people with iron deficiency. By pairing the beef with onions sautéed in butter, a sweetness is added to the dish that helps cut through some of the metallic liver taste.

We are using beef liver in this recipe, but for a more mild taste, you can also use veal liver.

Have you made this liver and onion recipe? Rate it below and let us know if you ended up loving liver?

Ingredients

  • 2 lb Beef Liver
  • 2 Onion (sliced)
  • 4 Tbsp Butter (divided)
  • 2 cup Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika

Directions

  1. Add 2 tbsp. of butter to a medium-large skillet and heat over medium high heat. Add the slices of onion rings and sauté until caramelized. Once they are golden, remove from heat, and wrap in foil to keep warm.

  2. While the onions are cooking, combine the flour, salt, pepper and paprika. Dredge the liver in the mixture and set aside. Once you have removed the onions from the pan, melt the remaining 2 tbsp. of butter in the pan and then add the coated liver. Cook over medium-high heat, flipping once for 3 minutes per side. Remove once done, and do not overcook the liver.

  3. Serve the liver with mashed potatoes, gravy, and the caramelized onions on top. Enjoy!

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9 Reviews for Beef Liver and Onions

    5, 5

    This was an easy way to make my liver without burning the onions. I do soak the liver for about three hours in water before cooking.

      That’s great to hear, Janet, thanks for the feedback!

    ABSOLUTELY Delicious

    Me and my boyfriend love the hack out it. It is so good he wanted more. I am using the recipe to night.

    Absolutely delicious! Had not made it dredged in flour mixture and it does make a difference in keeping the liver moist. I rinsed it and soaked it in milk as my mother used to do. Just out of habit. Served with lemon wedges on the side as she did. Mashed potatoes and a crisp watercress salad with lemon/oil/mustard dressing and voila! I was home again.

      That sounds great!! So glad you enjoyed.

    5, 5

    This was my first time using this recipe. I have enjoyed it, did not paprika so I used a Mediterranean season that has paprika as a first ingredient
    The liver is difficult to buy, what I had was prepackage and cut to thin!

    The recipe itself is authentic and perfect. BUT, interleaving those G******d earwax ads into it makes it disgusting and worth a good vomit.

      Thanks for the feedback Glen. It costs us several thousand dollars a year to host the website, plus fees for the plugins we use and our web support, not to mention the time it takes to develop the recipes you get for free. We need to support that cost somehow, and that means advertisements. We appreciate you understanding that system. Have a good day!