This simple protein-packed beef liver stir fry recipe is sure to be a weeknight classic in your home.
The addition of noodles in this dish offers a twist on the classic beef liver and onions recipe as well as making it a complete meal; it also makes it recognizable to the younger members of the house.
This dish is easy to make and is quick to prepare for busy days when you need a quick meal, and with the liver’s added health benefits, you cannot go wrong!
Growing up I wouldn’t say beef liver was a popular dish in our household. While my mom loved everything about liver and onions, she was definitely the only one.
Why you will love this beef liver stir fry recipe
If you’re looking for a delicious and nutritious dish that features beef liver, this beef liver stir fry recipe is perfect for you!
This simple stir fry recipe is sure to be a hit with its savory sauce and noodles and offers an interesting diversion from the traditional liver and onions recipe.
Not only is it incredibly flavorful and satisfying, but it’s also a good source of protein and essential vitamins.
What does beef liver taste like?
Beef liver is rich in iron, which lends a distinct yet mildly bitter earthy flavor, with a uniquely tender texture that results from proper cooking techniques.
It’s actually kind of similar to pork liver (I know, no one agrees) but with a MUCH milder flavor.
Still unsure if beef liver is for you? This recipe is simple to make and packed with flavor and nutrients! Give it a try; you will be glad you did!
Is beef liver healthy?
Beef liver shares similar nutritional benefits to chicken liver, including large amounts of protein, copper, iron, and vitamins A and B, making it an incredibly nutrient-dense food.
Give beef liver a try! This simple beef liver recipe is sure to be a new family favorite!
Beef Liver Cooking Tips
For the best way to cook beef liver, there are a few key steps to keep in mind. First and foremost, make sure the liver is properly thawed before cooking.
Secondly, be sure to use medium heat when cooking the liver; too much heat can result in it becoming tough because of the increased risk of overcooking.
Finally, be sure to season the liver with salt and pepper before cooking; this will help to enhance its flavor.
In this beef liver stir fry recipe, you will be soaking the beef liver in milk and coating it in a seasoned flour mixture for a perfectly tender and flavor-packed finish.
Storing and reheating beef liver
Beef liver stir fry leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer. The USDA recommends you promptly refrigerate cooked liver and use it within 1 to 2 days.
Leftovers can be placed in the freezer for later use as well.
To reheat, gently pan-fry or microwave on low. An airtight container or Ziplock bag works well for food storage and thawing.
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Choosing the right skillet
Preferably stick with a cast iron skillet; I am using a 12″ skillet which fits all the liver strips quite nicely. Stainless steel pans will work; just be sure to keep an eye on the temperature.
Cast iron cookware can be intimidating, but with the proper care, you will be on your way, and it will surprise you just how easy it is to cook with cast iron!
And it’s surprisingly easy to clean!
Beef liver stir fry is perfect for a main dish. Enjoy this flavor-packed meal with family or close friends because there is more than enough to go around.
How to cook beef liver
- 1 beef liver cut into strips
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tsp each salt and pepper
- 2 tbsp of avocado oil
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 ½ cups of frozen broccoli florets
- 1 thinly sliced bell pepper
- 2 carrots, cut into thin strips
- 1 tbsp of sesame seeds
- 2 tbsp of sliced almonds
- ⅛ cup of soy sauce (or liquid aminos)
- ¼ cup of teriyaki sauce
- Stir fry noodles
Prior to preparation, cut the beef liver into quarter-inch strips. Then, move the liver to a bowl or Ziplock bag and soak the liver in milk for 1-2 hours.
To begin, prepare the stir fry noodles as per package instructions.
Second, combine flour, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Run each strip of liver through the flour mix and set it aside.
Heat a large 12″ cast iron skillet over medium heat with oil—Fry liver for about 30 seconds on each side to achieve a crispy crust.
Remove the meat to a plate and add the vegetables, garlic, sesame seeds and almonds. (add more oil if needed)
Once the vegetables begin to soften, stir the meat back in and add the soy and teriyaki sauce. Continue cooking until the liver is cooked through.
Finally, serve over prepared stir fry noodles and enjoy!
Refrigerate or freeze leftovers in an airtight container. Don’t forget to use it promptly if refrigerated. Or placed in the freezer for later use.
The Best beef liver recipe!
This is a great way to enjoy the incredible benefits of beef liver without feeling like you are actually eating beef liver!
Did you love this beef liver stir fry recipe? What is your favorite way to prepare liver? Let me know in the comments below!
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Beef Liver Stir Fry
- 1 beef liver cut into thin strips
- 2 cups of whole milk
- 1 cup of flour
- 1 teaspoon each of salt and pepper
- 1 tablespoon of avocado oil or cooking oil of choice
- 4 cloves of garlic minced
- 1 1/2 cups of frozen broccoli florets
- 1 thinly sliced bell pepper
- 2 carrots cut into thin strips
- 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds
- 2 tablespoons of sliced almonds
- 1/8 cup of soy sauce
- 1/4 cup of teriyaki sauce
- Stir fry noodles
- Soak beef liver in the milk for 1-2 hours
- Prepare noodles according to instructions on the package.
- Combine flour, salt and pepper in a small bowl and run each piece of liver through it to coat.
- Heat a 12" skillet over medium heat with oil. Add liver and sear for 30 seconds per side.
- Remove the meat and add the garlic, vegetables, sesame seeds and almonds. Cook until the veggies begin to soften.
- Stir the meat back in and add the sauces. Continue cooking until meat is cooked through.
- Serve immediately