When you consider what protein to make for lunch or dinner, you very rarely consider liver. While beef liver tends to get a bad rap because of its unique flavor and the fact that it’s an organ meat, it is actually better for you than you think. While it shouldn’t be consumed for every meal because it is higher in cholesterol than other meats, beef liver is in fact a nutritional powerhouse. Rich in protein and low in calories, it’s packed with more essential vitamins and minerals than any other food.
From the classic liver and onions to chili, meatballs, and jerky for snacking, beef liver is a versatile protein that should definitely be a part of your healthy eating routine. If you’re ready to add beef livers into your life and diet, check out our guide for 12 healthy recipes for beef liver and you’ll never underestimate this high protein meat again.
Grapefruit Glazed Beef Liver
The spicy, tangy barbeque sauce slathered on the beef liver is the real star of the show here. Double the recipe and use it on just about any meat of your choosing.
20 minutes 345 calories Easy
Bacon, Mushroom, and Apricot Beef Liver
If you’re unsure about the taste of beef liver in this dish, fear not: the addition of bacon here makes everything better.
25 minutes 436 calories Easy
Liver and Caramelized Onions
A classically hearty dish, the onions here are slowly caramelized for a sweet, crispy topping for the rich, unctuous liver.
1h 00m 400 calories Easy
Raspberry Liver Chili
This dish may sound difficult, but all you need to do is gather your ingredients, throw them in your crockpot, and let the slow heat do all the work.
6h 40m 350 calories Easy
Keto Paleo Liver Bacon Meatballs
Go above and beyond your standard meatball recipe with these rich and flavorful meatballs packed with beef liver and bacon. You’ll never want to have a regular beef meatball again.
15 minutes 290 calories Easy
Rosemary Liver Burgers
Step up your family barbeque game with these burgers, which are bursting with flavor and spice from fresh rosemary, chili flakes, oregano, and beef liver.
30 minutes 300 calories Easy
Beef Liver with Caramelized Peaches and Onions
Peaches aren’t just for desserts – they make a great sweet addition to meat dishes too. Peaches and onions come together in a sticky sweet compote that compliments the richness of the beef livers.
20 minutes 378 calories Easy
Easy Beef Liver Pate
Impress your dinner guests with this beef liver pate that just so happens to be packed with nutritious ingredients too.
20 minutes 98 calories Easy
Paleo Rosemary and Garlic Beef Liver
Eat these beef livers with a fork and knife as an elegant appetizer, or enjoy on a toasted baguette for something more hearty.
20 minutes 200 calories Easy
Grass-Fed Beef Liver Chips
These dried liver chips are nutrient-dense and make for a great snack to dip into some warm cheese, guacamole, or enjoy all on their own.
6h 40m 38 calories Easy
Beef Liver in Cream Sauce
This creamy, decadent beef liver dish will certainly get you on the beef liver train if you’re not on it already. Serve alongside some steamed veggies and a heaping scoop of rice for a fully satisfying dish.
35 minutes 380 calories Easy
Beef Liver Steaks with Spanish Onions
Consider this recipe an introduction to beef liver. Easy to make and packed with nutrients, this dish gets a delightful sweetness from caramelized sweet onions on top.
35 minutes 350 calories Easy