Irish Lassie's Liver and Onions Recipe -
Irish Lassie's Liver and Onions Recipe
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Irish Lassie's Liver and Onions

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"Handed down through the generations in my family. Even people who swear they hate liver and onions love this dish. Goes great with corn casserole and garlic mashed potatoes, or freshly sliced tomatoes and corn-on-the-cob. "

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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    40 mins


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic, onion, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, and mushrooms; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Push onion mixture to the side of the skillet, and place the butter in the center of the skillet. Add calf's liver, one slice at a time. Cover and cook until lightly browned, flipping liver slices once, 5 to 6 minutes. Cut liver slices in half.
  2. Whisk together flour, water, and beef bouillon in a bowl until combined. Pour mixture into the skillet; cook and stir until gravy thickens, then add red wine. Cook for 2 more minutes. Remove from heat and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 24, 2011

Very tasty recipe. Because they were optional, I didn't add the peppers. Hubby and I ate almost every bite. Served it over baby red potatoes, and corn on the cob on the side. Wonderful balance of flavors.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 12, 2013

with thin sliced liver you must subtract on cooking time (1/2 of stated time). otherwise, the dish was okay, but i've done better and will go back to my regular recipe.


17 Ratings

Mar 18, 2010

Great Recipe. I will definty make again!

Feb 07, 2011

This has to be one of the best liver and onion recipes I've ever used. Even my 11 yr old son w/ autism loves this! The only change I made was to leave out the bell peppers as he does not like them. Thanks beadanurse for a great recipe!

Feb 19, 2012

Onion gravy was spectacular...used all ingredients listed. Disappointed with the liver...I usually quick saute my liver...this time followed direction and left it in as I added the sauce to thicken...liver was tough. Next time will prepare seperate and serve with this delicious gravy/sauce.

Nov 30, 2011

I make this all the time and love it. I even tried it on one of my friends who is so not into Liver. He ate it and then asked me to confirm whether or not it was Liver. He couldn't even tell. I love Liver but do not like the taste it has if you don't season it right. This recipe covers all the basics. Thank you for sharing.

Jun 20, 2013

This was my first time cooking liver, and I picked this recipe for guidance. I didn't have bell peppers, so it was just liver and onions. I had a small salad and biscuits with it. It was awesome! I was wondering if I would get the "bad smell" people talk about when cooking liver, but I never got it. It smelled great! Husband approved, and the biscuits were great for mopping up leftover gravy. I will definitely try this again sometime with the peppers.

Mar 03, 2013

For folks who say the liver was a bit tough, be sure you are using calve's liver that has been skinnex & deveined. There are a lot of tough, thick livers in the meat cases these days.


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  • Calories
  • 336 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.9 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 300 mg
  • 100%
  • Fat
  • 16.4 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 3 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 21.9 g
  • 44%
  • Sodium
  • 368 mg
  • 15%

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

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