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Beef Liver Recipe with Onions with Apples


This beef liver recipe and onions recipe is made with simple ingredients in less than 30 minutes. It’s a nourishing, flavorful, and nutrient-rich dish.

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liver with apples and onions in cast iron skillet

If you have never tried making a beef liver recipe before check the detailed instructions and tips below. This beef liver fry recipe is so easy to make. All ingredients are cooked in one skillet and it will be ready to serve in no time!

Key Ingredients

ingredients to make Liver and Onions with Apples

Ingredient Notes

Beef liver. If possible, get quality liver from a healthy grass-fed animal. The calf’s liver would be the best in this recipe since it will be more tender.

Apples. The sweet apple variety will work the best in this recipe. I used Gala kind, Fuji will work here too.

Onions. I recommend using sweet or yellow onions since the flavor is milder.

How to Make It

1. Gather all the ingredients. Peel and slice the onion into a thin half-moon shape. Preheat cast-iron skillet on high heat. Once preheated add a tablespoon of ghee, make sure the bottom of the pan is coated with the fat before adding onions. Fry onions for 3-4 minutes till soft and slightly golden.

sliced onion on the white cutting board

2. While onions are frying, core apples, and slice into a half-moon shape. Once onions are cooked, remove them from the skillet and temporarily place them in a different dish. Add a tablespoon of ghee to the same pan, add apples to the pan and fry for 2-3 minutes till slightly soft. Remove apples, add to the same dish with onions.

sliced apples on a white cutting board

3. Add one more tablespoon of ghee to the still-hot skillet, using kitchen scissors cut liver into large cubes, fry constantly stirring for 5-7 minutes

fried beef liver in the skillet

4. Add onions and apples to the cooked beef liver, add salt, apple cider vinegar, stir well.

fried onions and apples in the skillet

Recipe Tips

When frying beef liver ensure sure that the skillet has plenty of fat.

It’s much easier to use kitchen scissors to cut the liver into large cubes.

Don’t overcook the liver to keep meat bites tender and on the soft side. There is a trick to cooking the liver. To achieve cooked but still tender liver bites, you want to cook it on high and quick. Cooking longer might result in tough, hard-to-chew pieces of liver.

To check if the liver is cooked, no blood should be coming out when slightly pressing with a spatula.

Serve with mashed sweet potatoes or mashed cauliflower.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do you have to soak beef liver in milk before cooking?

Some people believe that soaking beef liver in milk for 2 hours before cooking will help to remove the gamey taste and make the liver more tender.

Where to buy organic beef liver?

If you are looking to buy organic beef liver, check out the local Farmer’s markets and butcher shops.

How to serve beef liver Fry?

You are welcome to serve it as is, or opt for serving with mashed potatoes, mashed cauliflower, roasted vegetables, or a side of rice.

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cast iron skillet with liver with apples and onions

Liver And Onions With Apples

Natalia-Flavorful Home
The healthy recipe made in less than 30 minutes with beef liver, sweet onion, and apples. This recipe requires only 6 ingredients to make this nutrient-rich dish.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 351 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 tbsp ghee
  • 1 Vidalia onion large-sized
  • 3 apples small-sized
  • 1 pound liver rinsed
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Gather all the ingredients. Peel and slice the onion into a thin half-moon shape. Preheat cast-iron skillet on high heat. Once preheated add a tablespoon of ghee, make sure the bottom of the pan is coated with the fat before adding onions. Fry onions for 3-4 minutes till soft and slightly golden.
  • While onions are frying, core apples, and slice into a half-moon shape.
  • Once onions are cooked, remove them from the skillet and temporarily place them in a different dish. Add a tablespoon of ghee to the same pan, add apples to the pan and fry for 2-3 minutes till slightly soft. Remove apples, add to the same dish with onions.
  • Add one more tablespoon of ghee to the still-hot skillet, using kitchen scissors cut liver into large cubes, fry constantly stirring for 5-7 minutes. Once the liver is cooked, add onions and apples, add salt, apple cider vinegar, stir well.

Notes

Beef liver. If possible, get quality liver from a healthy grass-fed animal.
Apples. The sweet kind will work the best in this recipe. I used Gala kind.
Onions. I recommend using sweet onions since the flavor is mild.
To check if the liver is cooked, no blood should be coming out when slightly pressing with a spatula.
For the best flavor, you want to cook it on high and quick. 

Nutrition

Calories: 351kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 24gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 341mgSodium: 378mgPotassium: 608mgFiber: 4gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 19237IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 6mg
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Natalia is a recipe developer, food photographer, and home cook. She started Flavorful Home to document easy real food recipes perfect for busy families. She loves creating flavorful and nutritious meals while keeping the cooking process simple and joyful!

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