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byKelly Bejelly

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 Nothing says loving like Liver in the oven. Wait, what?  If you would have told me 5 years ago that I would be eating liver once a week and even better, enjoy it, I would have slapped your face and called you a liar.  Ok, maybe I wouldn’t have slapped your face but it is seriously amazing how much my taste buds have changed since I began this diet.

Now, the tricky part of getting your family to eat liver is the flavor.  It’s very rich and minerally and that you have to mask unless you get smart and start acclimating your family to the taste of it.

You know that love to tinker in the kitchen and come up with unique Paleo recipes for burgers.  Sunday I decided to whip up  my a burger creation using chicken liver.   I’ve experimented with ways to enjoy organ meats without tasting them in the dish.  After many failures I came up with this  beef and liver burger recipe that is yummy and somehow reminds me of breakfast sausage.


Tasty Beef and Liver Burger Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 396 kcal
Author: Kelly Bejelly



  1. In your food processor add your chicken liver and red onion.
  2. Pulse until it's a mush.
  3. Next add in the ground beef and all the spices.
  4. Pulse the food processor for roughly 1 minute until the mixture is blended.

  5. It will be slightly sticky so you will want to wet your hands before shaping the patties.
  6. Shape the mixture into four 4" wide patties.
  7. Cook/Grill patties until it reaches your desired doneness (is that a word?).
  8. Enjoy on a lettuce wrap or hamburger bun.
Nutrition Facts
Tasty Beef and Liver Burger Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 396 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 198mg66%
Sodium 696mg30%
Potassium 447mg13%
Carbohydrates 0g0%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 3155IU63%
Vitamin C 5.3mg6%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 5.5mg31%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Anita
    May 1, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Thanks for the recipe Kelly. Looks pretty good and easy to make. I’ll give this a try.


  • May 1, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    This would be a wonderful recipe for anyone with pastured animal products. It would be most important for woman and other individuals who need an iron boost (great for babies- just cooked meat). I might have to give this one a try for a baby food recipe!

    • Author
      May 1, 2012 at 9:07 pm

      I will admit that I am starting to like the irony taste of liver but these burgers just hide it so well that even my mother-in-law, who hates liver, likes them.

        • Author
          July 1, 2012 at 4:45 pm

          I didn’t even think of that but yes it would be a much tastier way to get iron in your diet 🙂

  • Mimi
    May 1, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    My belly just growled! Seems to do that quite often when i visit your site!5 stars

    • Author
      May 1, 2012 at 9:08 pm

      Goodness! Thanks for the compliment and if you try this recipe, please report back!

  • May 6, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    I would have to do this covertly. There’s NO WAY my boyfriend or son would knowingly eat any liver(s)! **plotting** It does look good, though! Thanks for sharing!

    What recipe plugin do you use?5 stars

    • Author
      May 6, 2012 at 2:23 pm

      I love this recipe because it really hides the taste of the liver. I want the nutrients but not the taste. I use the easy recipe plugin.

  • Connie
    May 22, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Hi Bejelly,

    Interesting recipe, I would have never thought to add chicken liver. I bet it would taste even better with grass fed beef. Thanks, I’ll give it a try!

  • June 5, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Wow, it sounds great, and your photo is gorgeous!

  • June 5, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Your site looks amazing by the way!

    • Author
      June 5, 2012 at 8:27 pm

      Thank you! It took me forever to get the look down.

  • June 8, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    I have not tried liver since I was little. I should give it a second chance.

    • Author
      June 12, 2012 at 7:58 pm

      You really can’t taste the liver in the recipe so if you want to try something new, I recommend it.

  • June 16, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    I would never have thought to put liver in a burger but your photos look yummy!5 stars

  • Isabel Marcus
    June 21, 2012 at 9:23 am

    What an awesome recipe!!! It is pretty simple, but yet the outcome looks so yummy. I will have to prepare that sometime.

  • Ashley
    June 27, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Looks yummy 🙂 I will have to give it a try.

  • July 4, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    I’m not sure I could get past the Chicken Livers LOL

  • July 11, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    This recipe sounds yummy to me!5 stars

  • August 16, 2012 at 11:58 am

    OK, I’m making this tonight for myself for dinner while hubby is working late. I’m a little tired of eating chicken livers by themselves and need to get my iron levels up before the birth of this baby. Thanks so much!5 stars

    • Author
      Kelly Bejelly
      August 16, 2012 at 12:14 pm

      Thanks Jenn! I hope that you like it. We just had this for dinner last night. If you don’t mind the taste of liver you can increase the amount in the recipe. I’ve noticed that I enjoy the irony taste more now than when I first starting eating them.

      • August 20, 2012 at 5:41 pm

        The weekend got away from me so I wound up making them tonight instead. I nearly doubled the liver and am hoping it shows on my iron test tomorrow. These were great with guacamole and jalapenos.

        • August 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm

          Thanks for sharing 🙂 I love your addition of jalapenos. I hope that your iron level have gone up!

  • July 2, 2013 at 7:24 am

    I love your recipes, except you lost me on this one at “liver.” I will be back though – I don’t want to miss out on your other fabulous recipes.

    • July 2, 2013 at 8:47 am

      Ha! I promise you don’t even taste it in the recipe 🙂

  • July 6, 2013 at 11:44 am

    I keep forgetting to add liver to our meats.

  • Anna
    April 11, 2018 at 11:48 am


    Would these still work using beef liver? And would it be okay if I used a 95% lean ground beef?

    I’m a little nervous but want to try it for a preconception diet!!

    Thank you!!

    • April 12, 2018 at 1:18 pm

      Yes, you might have to add oil to the pan though. Baby dust to you.