Liver & bacon with onion gravy

Liver & bacon with onion gravy

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(33 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 2
A nostalgic thrifty dish that's rich and nutritious - serve the gravy drizzled over fluffy mashed potato

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal504
  • fat23g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs23g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre3g
  • protein53g
  • salt2.5g
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  • 4 rashers smoked streaky bacon
  • 2 tbsp plain flour, seasoned
  • pinch dried sage (optional)



    Popular in both Italian and British cookery, sage has long, grey-green leaves with a slightly…

  • 6 slices lamb's livers (about 400g/14oz)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 onion, thinly sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 300ml beef stock
  • 2 tbsp ketchup


  1. Cook the bacon in a large non-stick frying pan until crisp. Meanwhile, mix the flour and sage, if using, and use to dust the liver. Remove bacon from the pan and set aside. Add the oil to the pan and brown the liver for about 1 min on each side. Remove from the pan, then fry the onion until softened. Stir in stock and ketchup, then bubble for 5 mins.

  2. Put the liver back in the pan and cook for 3 mins until cooked through. Serve with the bacon broken over the top and some mash. (see related recipes)

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24th May, 2020
Surprisingly easy and unexpectedly very much enjoyed by my family who I thought may not enjoy liver so much. I added some mushrooms and lazy garlic with the onion and served with cauliflower mashed with soft herb cheese. I also soaked the liver in milk for a little bit whilst I was preparing, just because I remember my grandma used to. Very pleasantly surprised, Thankyou
26th Mar, 2019
Easy and delicious. I was reluctant having never cooked liver before but this recipe makes it very simple and straightforward. Didn't really make any big changes but I did add some fresh thyme and a nob of butter with the onions and a splash of red wine with the stock.
16th Aug, 2018
I ADORE liver, if you cook it properly it tastes as good as steak. The only change I made to this is that I caramelised the onions properly, like you would for French Onion Soup (I am talking about 45 minutes here, so it does increase the cooking time some what) but it was so lush. I always have mine with buttery mashed swede as I can't stand mashed potatoes, and this was a delightful meal.
8th Sep, 2016
Does this recipe freeze please?
4th Mar, 2015
Really nice recipe. Followed recipe exactly and thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you!
17th Oct, 2014
My husband will not eat liver and therefore I rarely have it. But today I decided to buy a packet and cook just for me to put in the freezer. Very yummy recipe, nice and rich beef gravy and all for me!!!!! Recommended.
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25th Aug, 2014
Really enjoyed this, will use this recipe from now on for liver and onions
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9th Aug, 2014
Easy, delicious, comforting and best of all this recipe converted my husband into loving liver - \0/ YAY!
7th Jun, 2014
Followed the ingredients exactly but then needed to do a slow cooker version so browned the onions and bacon together, added the liver and brought it to the boil with the stock, sage and tomato ketchup. Couldn't be simpler and is delicious.
1st May, 2014
I love this - and I don't even like liver (though I do make sure my husband gets the lion's share!) I make it about once a fortnight.


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