Liver seems to be one of those polarizing foods - you either love it, or you hate it. People who didn't grow up eating liver are easily freaked out by it, and let's be real – "organ meat" isn't exactly an appetizing label. In fact, the culinary term for organ meats is "offal." Yes, the pronunciation is exactly what you are thinking.
But as it turns out, liver is absolutely packed with health benefits! Humans have been consuming it as a functional food throughout history.
When we started getting requests from our community of nutrition professionals to add a liver recipe to our database, we weren't surprised! Here are just a few reasons why nutritionists love liver:
- Liver is absolutely packed with pre-formed vitamin A.
- Liver is an excellent source of bioavailable heme iron.
- Liver is the most concentrated food source of B12.
- Liver contains CoQ10 for heart health.
Liver is a great food for boosting energy, addressing B12 and iron deficiencies, and contains more vitamin A than a sweet potato!
With all of this being said, creating a delicious liver recipe can be hard. But as you know, we love a good challenge, and we are happy to report that we have found a way to prepare liver that's as tasty as it is nourishing.
This Liver, Onions & Sage recipe is:
- low glycemic
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Liver, Onions & Sage
Makes: 2 servings
Time: 20 minutes
- 1/4 cup All Purpose Gluten-Free Flour
- 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt (divided)
- 1/2 lb Beef Liver (sliced into strips)
- 3 tablespoons Avocado Oil (divided)
- 1 Medium Yellow Onion (sliced)
- 2 tablespoons Sage Leaves (fresh)
- In a bowl, combine the flour and salt. Add liver and toss until well coated. Set aside.
- Heat 1/3 of the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook onions until translucent and tender. Transfer to a bowl and toss with sage and remaining salt.
- In the same pan, heat the remaining oil over medium heat. Cook the liver for about 5 minutes, flipping halfway. They should be slightly pink in the center.
- Return the cooked onions and sage to the pan and stir with the liver for 1 to 2 minutes. Serve immediately and enjoy!
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