Tender Beef Liver Recipe

This tender beef liver recipe ensures a delicious and nutritious meal that is easy to prepare. The liver is cooked to perfection, resulting in a dish that is both rich in flavor and tender in texture.


  • 1 lb beef liver
  • 1 cup milk (for soaking)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup flour (for dredging)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


  1. Prepare the Liver:
    • Rinse the beef liver under cold water. Pat it dry with paper towels.
    • Place the liver in a shallow dish and cover with milk. Let it soak for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour. This helps to mellow the strong flavor of the liver.
  2. Preheat the Pan:
    • Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Prepare the Onions and Garlic:
    • Add the sliced onions to the skillet and cook until they are soft and caramelized, about 10 minutes.
    • Add the minced garlic and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Remove the onions and garlic from the skillet and set them aside.
  4. Dredge the Liver:
    • In a shallow bowl, mix the flour, salt, black pepper, and paprika.
    • Remove the liver from the milk and pat it dry again. Dredge each piece in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess.
  5. Cook the Liver:
    • In the same skillet, add the liver pieces and cook over medium-high heat. Sear each side for about 2-3 minutes, until a golden crust forms. Do not overcook, as liver can become tough if cooked for too long.
  6. Deglaze the Pan:
    • Reduce the heat to low and return the onions and garlic to the skillet.
    • Pour in the beef broth and stir to deglaze the pan, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom. Add the butter and let it melt into the sauce.
  7. Simmer:
    • Let the liver simmer in the broth for an additional 5 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld and the liver to become tender.
  8. Serve:
    • Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and serve immediately.

Enjoy your tender beef liver with a side of mashed potatoes or steamed vegetables for a complete meal.

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