Braised Beef Liver

"This recipe takes awhile but is sooo good."
photo by Bergy photo by Bergy
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Ready In:
1hr 20mins




  • Cut liver into 1 in strips.
  • Soak in milk for one hour.
  • Remove from milk and dredge in flour/salt mixture.
  • Saute in hot oil until browned on all sides.
  • Remove and set aside.
  • Brown onions in same pan.
  • Remove onions and set aside on top of liver.
  • Add beef broth, lemon juice and sugar to hot pan and deglaze.
  • Place liver and onion back into pan and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Turn off heat and add sour cream.
  • Serve with parsley whipped potatoes and your favorite green vegetable.

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  1. Melissa G.
    We made braised liver by dredging liver in flour, browning it on both sides, packing on the onions, adding water to cover, bringing to a boil, then turning the heat down to simmer. It was simmered 45 minutes covered, then uncovered for 15 minutes. The liver was very tender and mild, and there was a sauce with the onions.
  2. pamalajane
    My husband and I just cooked beef liver using this recipe. The recipe is simple with items I always have on hand. It was absolutely DELICIOUS! I could envision this recipe being a Specialtly at an up-scale restaurant. My husband would have preferred less sugar in the sauce....the next time I make this (which will be soon) I will use less sugar. Some of the best liver and onions I have ever eaten!!
  3. lesley
    Nice meal, thank! I used lambs liver, it has a much nicer flavor.
  4. Bergy
    I really enjoyed my dinner. I have never soaked liver in milk but it seems to mellow the flavor. Lovely gravy forms with the broth, onions and sour cream - I used whipped cottage cheese instead of the sour cream - It works well and I always have it in the house. Thanks for a very tasty liver dinner Aroostook


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