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Sautéed Beef Liver with onions (Hígado Encebollado)
If there is a recipe that reminds me of my Dominican roots, it is “Hígado Encebollado” (sautéed liver with onions), I remember my tía Nenena preparing this inexpensive yet delectable recipe and us getting ready and excited for dinner!
Although most of us in the family knew how to cook, my tía was the “lady in charge” of the kitchen when it came to preparing those authentic, traditional dishes with uncommon cuts of meats such as beef liver, tongue or beef kidney; There was something about her seasoning that made everything taste better.
When I came to the United States I thought it was going to be hard for me to recreate authentic Latinos dishes, especially those made with unusual cuts of meat. To my surprise finding organ meats here is not difficult at all.
That’s why I’m so glad that I partnered with Rumba Meats® to bring you our famous: Hígado Encebollado (sautéed liver and onions)
Beef Liver is used in North America and many other countries just like any other cut of meat; In the island of Dominican Republic, it’s usually prepared stewed or sautéed with onions and it is rich in iron which makes it perfect for people with iron deficiency.
My recipe for liver with onion is very simple and I try to keep it as authentic as possible but with a little twist– I love to marinate the liver in some red wine before cooking. To me, the liver turns out tender and more delicious this way.
- 2 lbs. Beef Liver thinly sliced
- 1 ½ cup of red wine (to marinate the liver)
- 1 large onion sliced into thin rings
- 2 tablespoons of canola oil
- ½ teaspoon of dry oregano
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Clean the liver (if necessary) by removing the outer thin layer. Place in a deep bowl with the red wine and let it soak for at least 30 minutes.
- Remove the liver from the wine and discard the wine. Pat dry and season with oregano, garlic, salt, and black pepper.
- Add the oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the liver about 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove and transfer to a plate.
- Add more oil if necessary to the skillet and cook the onions until soft. Cover the liver with the onions.
- Serve with boiled yuca, rice or tostones
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