Super easy homemade beef liver pate recipe that is also low carb, paleo and keto! Just 3 simple ingredients, 20 minutes and voila, your super delicious and nutritious spread is ready (or eat it with a spoon!).
Beef liver might be not everyone’s most favorite food, but for me is one of the most delicious meals. In my childhood i would eat beef liver sauteed with onions and sour cream and i loved it.
Liver has a specific texture and you can transform it in to a pate or spread in no time. Add your favorite spices, butter or ghee, some delicious onions and blend it to desired texture to create a beef liver pate.
How to make pate at home
This recipe is so easy, it will only take you 30 minutes to make it. Wash liver very well to remove any blood and pat dry it with paper towels. Cut in pieces ( doesn’t really matter the size) and set aside.
Heat high quality butter in a medium size pan. Heavy bottom pan would be great if you have it. Saute chopped onions (and garlic or garlic powder) for a few minutes and than add liver to it. You want to cook it until its no longer pink inside, but try not to overcook and and dry it out.
Now is a fun part! Blend everything together in a small food processor or blender. Add more soft butter, truffle oil or olive oil to reach desired consistency. Scrape unprocessed pieces from the side down to blend.
The mixture should be smooth and not grainy. Add more favorite spices or even vegetables. I am sure it will taste wonderful with roasted jalapenos or red peppers. Or with chopped scallions or cilantro.
Beef liver is sold in most major supermarkets like Walmart, Safeway and many many more. Its usually sliced and vacuum packed (see picture). It could be found in the freezer section or simply in the fridge.
Absolutely! Pate freezes very well. Place it in a air tight container and close the lid. You can also place it on a small zip lock bag and remove all the air from it. Keep pate in a freezer for up to 3 months, thaw overnight in the fridge.
We like to enjoy it just on a piece of toast or on a cracker. For a healthier low carb option you can spread it on cucumber slices, add extra pepper on top!
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- 1/2 lb beef liver
- 1/3 onion
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 teaspoon salt
- freshly ground pepper
- Melt butter in a medium size pan.
- Add chopped onion, garlic and saute for couple minutes until fragrant.
- Wash and dry liver. Chop it and add to vegetables. Cook for about 5 minutes, until no longer pink.
- Once cooked, transfer all the ingredients to the food processor.
- Blend until smooth. Add more soft butter or oil if needed.
- Transfer to a bowl and enjoy with crusty bread or crackers.
Add more butter when blending, or olive oil.
1 teaspoon of garlic salt can be used instead of fresh garlic.
Truffle butter works great in this recipe!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 140Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 232mgSodium: 597mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 17g