I grew up in Louisiana and we had this at least once a week. Now, I only make it every now and then because I am watching my cholesterol. This recipe does not have as many livers and so the liver flavor is not overpowering as in some recipes. Just the way I like it. The secret to this recipe is using a variety of meats and cooking the gizzards for a good long time. Adopted from Louisiana Cajun Magic Cookbook by Chef Paul Prudhomme. This recipe requires active cooking (stirring) for a good 20-25 minutes. The rest of prep is chopping and ingredient prep time. Passive cook time is for the times the recipe needs minimal attention and is just simmering. We eat this both as a main dish and a side accompaniment.