For many, consuming and prepping offal (the internal organs and entrails of a butchered animal, excluding muscle and bone) is new, uncharted territory.
I highly recommend beginning with a Classic Beef Liver Pate recipe.
Organ meats are some of the most nutrient dense foods you can eat. Liver is especially packed full of essential vitamins and nutrients such as Vitamin B12, Vitamin A, potassium, and iron.
Classic Beef Liver Pate
Recipe By: February Featured Chef Jessica Haggard, Primal Edge Health
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 20 Minutes
Serving: 6 Servings
USWM Shopping List: Beef Liver
- 1/2 pound beef liver
- 6 tablespoons grass-fed butter divided
- 1 clove garlic finely minced
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream optional, preferably raw
Melt 3 tablespoons of the butter in a skillet. Add finely minced garlic and cook on medium-high until translucent, 3-4 minutes.
Meanwhile, trim the connective tissue off of the liver and slice to thin strips. Add beef liver to pan, increase to high heat. Sprinkle with thyme, salt, and pepper. Sear liver for 60 seconds on each side.
Remove liver from heat and let cool, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a food processor or blender and puree until smooth. While blending/pureeing, add the remaining butter and cream (if using). Add more salt and pepper to taste, if desired.
Once mixture is completely smooth, remove from blender and put in ramekins or a glass container and cover tightly. Chill in the fridge for at least 5-6 hours or overnight (preferred) to harden and let flavors meld.
Serve with cucumber, celery, bacon or just a spoon.
How to Serve a Classic Beef Liver Pate
Like any good dip or pate, you need some dip-ables! Here are some ideas to get you started.
Serve pate with:
- Just a spoon (my personal favorite)
- Crispy bacon slices
- Fresh slices of cucumber
- Celery sticks (assuming no oxalate sensitivity)
- Baked vegetable chips
- Grilled vegetables
Thank you to February Featured Chef Jessica Haggard for this delicious recipe. Find more beef liver recipes or recipes by Jessica on the Discover Blog or Jessica’s book The Carnivore Cookbook.
Jessica Haggard dishes up low-carb, family-friendly recipes on her website, Primal Edge Health. She is passionate about helping others optimize their health and always enjoys meeting people in the Keto & Carnivore Collective. Believing that homemade cooking shouldn’t be shrouded in mystery, Jessica will teach you exactly how to thrive on all the best ingredients and enjoy the journey along the way.