Barbecued Beef Liver Recipe -
Barbecued Beef Liver Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Barbecued Beef Liver

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"Beef liver simmered in a sweet and tangy sauce will tempt the picky eaters in your family! Even our teenagers like this. Double the sauce ingredients if you wish to have extra to pour over noodles or rice."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    40 mins


  1. In a resealable plastic bag, mix the flour, salt, and pepper. Place the liver slices into the bag one at a time, seal, and toss to coat.
  2. In a bowl, mix the water, ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic powder.
  3. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Brown the liver slices on both sides. Pour the sauce mixture over the liver. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes, until liver is tender.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 01, 2006

I just want to say you are a life savor! I HATE liver with a passion. I was diagnosed with very low iron because of a surgery that I am to be having. I went passed 6 wks no luck still low. I have 4 wks to get my hemoglobin to 12 its at 11.3. I am now eatting liver twice a day. This recipe is the bomb!!!! The liver taste is gone. I eat it likes its hamburger. I did add some hot peppers and mushrooms but other than that it was perfect. Do you know that even my 7 year old asked for seconds. I may just like liver now...well with this recipe anyways.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 29, 2011

I don't like liver but need to eat it for medical reasons. This recipe sounded like it disguised the taste of liver quite well based on the reviews. Let me tell you it does NOT hide the taste. If you don't like liver you still won't like this either.

Oct 25, 2004

This recipe was a big surprise. I like liver, but not a liver lover. Thought I would try this once. Cooked two lbs. of liver, my husband and I had two meals of it and nothing left. I even went back for seconds. We always eat the standard liver and onions but now this will certainly be right there too. Thanks.

Feb 02, 2004

I used chicken liver instead of beef liver and didn't flour the pieces before frying in oil. I added salt, pepper, onion, oregano, parsley and paprika to the pan while frying. I substituted about 10 ounces of tomato sauce and 2 spoons of tomato paste in place of the water and ketchup. I served it with plain white rice and it was fantastic.

Aug 24, 2006

Never had liver like that before and I was surprized how tender a cooked liver can be! I put it in a pita bread and ate it like a hamburger, it was delicious. Oh! and super easy to make! Thanks:)

Apr 07, 2008

Made this recipe for me and my hubby. We both liked it, however I didn't have to cook it in the sauce for the 20 minutes. As it was I had to add a small amount of water because it was evaporating. I usually have the standard liver and onions, but it was really good for a change.

Nov 10, 2010

This recipe is just fantastic. I make liver often,and this will be my top recipe for it.

Jan 14, 2011

My family finally ate liver!


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  • Calories
  • 221 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.7 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 270 mg
  • 90%
  • Fat
  • 6.8 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 19.8 g
  • 40%
  • Sodium
  • 556 mg
  • 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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