Beef liver and onions with bacon and mushrooms

These tender, juicy beef liver and onions with bacon and mushrooms will help you develop a love for organ meats which are nutritional powerhouses in their own right. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 469


  • 1 lb beef liver, sliced
  • 2 ½ cups mushrooms, sliced
  • 1⁄2 cup beef bone broth
  • 1⁄4 cup dry white wine or substitute additional stock
  • 1⁄4 cup arrowroot starch
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 5 slices smoked bacon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon pink himalayan salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2-3 tablespoons butter or coconut oil for frying


  • If your beef liver doesn’t come sliced, slice the liver into ½ inch strips.
  • Place liver slices in a shallow bowl or plate and cover with cows milk. Place covered in the fridge for a couple hours - optional but will make the flavour less ‘intense’
  • When ready to cook...
  • Fry bacon slices in cast iron skillet until crispy.
  • While bacon is frying...
  • Combine arrowroot starch, salt and pepper on a plate.
  • Remove beef liver soaking in milk from the fridge.
  • Dry the liver slices off with paper towels.
  • Lightly dredge the liver slices in arrowroot starch mixture.
  • Remove bacon from skillet, set aside, leave the bacon fat in the skillet because you’re going to fry the liver slices in it.
  • Add liver slices to the skillet and sear for 1 minute maximum on each side. 
  • As liver slices are cooked, place them on a plate.
  • Once you’re done cooking liver slices it’s time to make the onions and mushrooms.
  • Add a knob of butter or coconut oil to the skillet and saute the onions until tender.
  • Throw in the mushrooms with the onions. Add the fresh thyme.
  • Remove everything from the skillet to the plate with cooked liver.
  • Add the stock and wine to deglaze the skillet. Cook on medium heat until the liquid is reduced to a thick sauce.
  • Return EVERYTHING to the skillet, beef slices, onions, bacon and mushrooms, warm through and serve.
  • Enjoy!! My family enjoyed this with broccolini and fresh green salad.


Serving: 4g | Calories: 469kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 329mg | Sodium: 721mg | Potassium: 772mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 19330IU | Vitamin C: 10.4mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 7mg