Lots of people turn their backs away when it comes to eating liver because of its musky odor, gooey and bitter taste. Liver with onions was the traditional way of cooking liver when I was growing up and still is today.
This recipe it’s a great way to introduce people to a liver dish. Adding sweet onions and a bit of sugar or another sweetener gives a nice flavor to it.
The beef liver steaks dish is really easy to make. Look for calf’s liver, as it’s tender and has a milder flavor than the one in older animals. Beef liver has significant amounts of protein, essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals. It is rich in nutrients that help keep our brains healthy.
You will get your entire daily needs of vitamin A, vitamin B-12, copper and riboflavin, as well as protein, iron, folate, zinc, and small amounts of vitamin C and thiamin per serving in a 3-ounce of liver. In addition, the iron prevents anemia. Unfortunately, it’s also very high in cholesterol. Eat liver in moderation.
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This healthy and delicious liver dish recipe was my grandma’s favorite. She loved cooking it with lots of sweet onions.
Cook, enjoy and feel free to share this recipe with others!
- 2 lbs. of beef liver, sliced to ¼ to ½ inch thick steaks
- 2 medium size Spanish or sweet onions, sliced thinly, crosswise like onion rings
- 1 lemon or lime
- 4 tbsp. of tamari or soya sauce
- 6 cloves of garlic, minced or crush
- ½ tsp. of salt
- ½ tsp. of ground pepper
- 1 tbsp. of sugar, honey or maple syrup, optional
- Coconut oil or any type of cooking oil
- Marinate the liver steaks in the citrus juice, soya sauce and garlic for at least half an hour.
- Drain the marinade, save and add it later while cooking the onion rings for a saucy flavor.
- Using a large skillet, fry the liver steaks until brown on each side. Make sure not to overcook them to avoid from ending up with tough steaks.
- Put the fried liver steaks in a serving dish.
- Fry the onions in the same skillet until translucent, add the sugar and cook for a few minutes.
- Add the marinade and cook for another 5 minutes until the sauce becomes thick. Season with salt and ground pepper.
- Place the onions on top of the liver steaks.
- Serve hot - preferably with rice.