BEEF LIVER SMOTHERED WITH ONIONS

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Beef Liver and Onions I love liver and onions! I like just about any kind of liver, too. When I was a child I would not eat it at all but now I like it. Beef liver smothered in onions is a favorite at my house.  All you need is a vegetable, salad and bread for a great meal anytime.  You can use this easy recipe using just about any kind of liver, too.  This is even good reheated the next day.

Beef liver and onions makes a great weeknight meal on a busy night and this recipe is easy and delicious.

1 pound beef liver
3 – 4 tablespoons bacon grease (can use butter or margarine if you don’t have the grease)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 – 2 large onions, peeled and cut into rings
1/2 cup flour
1 cup water
 
Put the flour into a shallow dish and add salt, pepper, and garlic powder.  Mix well.  Add grease to skillet and have hot.  Dredge liver in flour and fry on both sides until brown. Sprinkle onion rings on top of the liver in the pan and add about a cup of water.  Cover and simmer until beef it tender about 7 or 8 minutes.  Makes about six servings.  Enjoy!
 
5 from 1 vote
Beef Liver with Onions
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

This old fashioned recipe for beef liver smothered in onions will take you back in time. If you like liver this one is for you.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: beef liver, beef liver and onions
Servings: 6 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks
Ingredients
  • 1 pound beef liver
  • 3 - 4 tablespoons bacon grease can use butter or margarine if you don't have the grease
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 - 2 large onions peeled and cut into rings
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup water
Instructions
  1. Put the flour into a shallow dish and add salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Mix well. Add grease to skillet and have hot. Dredge liver in flour and fry on both sides until brown. Sprinkle onion rings on top of the liver in the pan and add about a cup of water. Cover and simmer until beef it tender about 7 or 8 minutes.

 
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20 Comments

  1. Vivian Brossman says:

    Well I’m a believer now, I got brave and tried it! We don’t cook it in our family. This was a very good recipe! I cooked beef liver, cut off the tough membrane and soaked it in buttermilk, drained it and then dredged it in the flour mixture. I did use bacon grease and I believe this made a great impact on flavor. It was very tender and delicious! Now I have to convince the rest of my family to give a try.

  2. Your smothered beef liver with onions recipe is spot on, except for one very important point. Beef livers are tough and not worth the trouble of chewing. Use pork livers or calf livers. It’s not the same, but the recipe also works well with rabbit livers and chicken livers. That beef liver you didn’t uise: strain it and make a tasty pate.

  3. I love your recipes. Delicious

  4. TRY LIVER, ONIONS,AND GRAVY OVER GRITS…. THE BEST EVER!

  5. I love, love, love liver and onions!! But, organ meat is so fattening! I don’t eat it to much!

  6. Peggy Howard says:

    Could I make this recipe with corn meal instead of flour ? When cook Liver (which isn’t very often because I am the only one that likes it in my home ) I fry it with corn meal .

  7. which is better.beef or calf”s liver I think one is stronger than the other?

  8. Going to make this for my husband and sister in law they are the only ones who eat it. I love all the receipes. Made the old fashion carrot cake tonight with the cream cheese frosting

  9. I make liver and onions for my daughter she loves it and is the only one in the house that eats it. I make mine with cream of mushroom soup. I cook the liver and sautee the onions and then mix the cream of mushroom soup with a little bit of water and whisk it until smooth and pour in the skillet with the liver and onions and heat until bubbles.

  10. mable bowling says:

    all you need is a hot greased cast iron skillet with mashed potatoes and slice of fresh tomato.

  11. I love liver and onions but rarely make it at home because I don’t like the way it makes my house smell afterwards. I might break down and make some because this really really really looks good. I love my liver and onions with fried taters as a side (also fried with onions). I know mega ‘grease’ overload but hey, you only live once… LOL.

  12. Crystal Daniels says:

    I have always loved liver and onions, even as a child!! I think it was because my Mom was such a good cook and it was so tender!! This sounds like the way she fixed it. 🙂

  13. I could go for a plate of this right now. I love liver too. Almost better than steak. No one in my family likes it (Joe will eat it)…just me. When I go out to eat and order it…people look at me like I’m crazy.There are just a couple of restaurants where I will order it. I have bacon with mine. Thanks for making me hungry again!
    Balisha

  14. You can count me in as one of the people who love liver and onions but didn’t like it when younger. I think the reason is that most people cook it until it is like shoe leather.

  15. I love this very much

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