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Beef liver sauce recipe

Best ever Beef liver sauce

Beans, Meat, Stews/ Sauces/ dips | November 9, 2016 | By

This Beef liver sauce is one of my family’s favourites, my children can eat it with practically everything, even on toast. It is easy and quick to make and the ingredients are pantry staples. It can be served as an accompaniment to rice, beans, toast, savoury french toast, potatoes, twice-cooked potatoes, pasta, chapati, noodles etc.

 The sweetness of the caramelised onions really offsets the slightly bitter taste of beef liver. 

To remove the ‘iron’ taste of beef liver

For those who just can’t stand the ‘iron’ taste of liver, soak in milk, lemon juice, diluted vinegar or anything slightly acidic, for 1/2 hour to 4 hours, depending on how much of the liver taste you want to get rid of. Remove from soaking liquid and rinse, then use for the recipe.

Best ever Beef liver sauce

To cook Beef liver sauce

200g beef liver
1 medium sized onion
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon crushed garlic
1/4 teaspoon dry rosemary
1/4 teaspoon dry thyme
1 small carrot (3 tablespoons chopped)
1 medium fresh tomato
black pepper or dry chili powder
1-200g can of baked beans (1 cup)
1/4 cup of water
1 seasoning cube
salt
1/2 cup shredded cabbage

Wash, peel and cut onions into slices.

Put 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a frying pan, and place over medium heat.

Add onions and stir to coat with oil.

sliced onions for Beef liver sauce

Cover with a lid for a few minutes so the onions will release its juices. 

Then open and reduce the heat, stir from time to time.

caramelised onions for Beef liver sauce

When the onion has softened and turned golden, scoop it out and set aside.

Do not skip this step, it adds to the depth of flavour in the dish.

caramelised onions for Beef liver sauce

Meanwhile, cut liver into cubes, crush garlic and chop carrots and tomato, and set aside.

Add 1 tablespoon vegetable oil to the frying pan, when hot, add chopped liver and fry for 1 minute till it browns.

Sprinkle garlic, rosemary and thyme, continue frying, until you can smell the spices.

Add carrot and tomato, stir in black pepper, baked beans, water, seasoning cube, salt, cabbage and onions.

Cook until water has reduced, about 1 minute then take off the heat and serve.

Best ever Beef liver sauce

You will also enjoy my Mongolian beef stir fry, Coconut curry sauce, Easy Nigerian vegetable sauce and Spicy roasted green pepper sauce. Do you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please leave a comment below.

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Best ever Beef liver sauce

Best ever Beef liver sauce

  1. keren
    June 17, 2017

    I just prepared my beef liver sauce it was yummy

    • gaga
      June 17, 2017

      Hi Keren, that is so good to hear. I hope you get to try some more recipes.

  2. mr.M
    November 29, 2016

    This looks amazing! I want to try it, so I will try to make it. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

    Best,
    Marko

    • gaga
      November 30, 2016

      Thank you mr.M, I am sure you will love it. Do let us know how it turned out.

  3. archer john
    November 27, 2016

    Great! Are you a full-time cooking writer? If yes, then please take out some time to write cooking recipes on my website too.

    • gaga
      November 27, 2016

      Thanks @archer john

  4. Ed Escueta
    November 26, 2016

    Looks yummy and nutritious too! Gotta try this one for dinner tonight!

    • gaga
      November 26, 2016

      hi Ed, Thanks and please do try it, it is utterly delicious. Don’t forget to let us know how it turned out.

  5. gilian
    November 25, 2016

    Great tip on how to remove the iron taste of liver. Haha I’m used to pork or chicken liver ,but at least now 8 know what to do in case we have beef liver.

    • gaga
      November 25, 2016

      Yes Gilian milk really does wonders to cow’s liver. Thanks for stopping by

  6. Carola
    November 24, 2016

    This looks nice. I enjoy learning about new recipes. Glad to read it’s easy to make. I can try took make it :). I love all the photos in the recipe. I like seeing what I have to do!

    • gaga
      November 25, 2016

      Hi Carola, glad you like it. please do make it and let us know how it turned out.

  7. Laveena Sengar
    November 24, 2016

    The pictures made me want to eat those dishes now. Thanks for sharing the recipe. My friend has been looking for something like this, I would definitely pass it to her 🙂

    • gaga
      November 24, 2016

      Thanks Laveena. It’s so easy to make, please do pass it on to your friend, they will love it.

  8. Борка Шаула
    November 24, 2016

    Even though I am not so much close to being a chef, or at least the person who claims to know how to cook, I think I would manage just fine at making this Beef liver sauce. Caramelized onions are something I often like to make with beans and I must try that soaking live into milk definitely makes liver taste better.

    • gaga
      November 24, 2016

      HI, I know you will be able to make this sauce, it is very easy really. You are quite knowledgeable about cooking, that is lovely. I love caramelized onions and eat it with a whole lot of things. Thanks

  9. Kristine AARSHEIM
    November 24, 2016

    It looks yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂 I think I would prefer it with mashed potatoes or with rice 🙂

    • gaga
      November 24, 2016

      Hi Kristine, it tastes great and mashed potatoes is really an excellent idea, thanks

  10. Helen
    November 24, 2016

    This would be nice if it didn’t have offal in it. I’d substitute it for some mushrooms or kidney beans instead. Yum.

    • gaga
      November 24, 2016

      Yes Helen, mushrooms will work just fine. I will try them myself

  11. Blair Villanueva
    November 24, 2016

    It’s dinner time now here in Manila, and I’m reading your post which makes my tummy crumbled.. I want these!

    • gaga
      November 24, 2016

      Hi Blair, It is a very easy recipe.

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