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5 from 3 votes

Beef Liver with Onions

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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: beef liver, beef liver and onions
Servings: 6 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 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.