Rating: 4.56 stars
36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

Calf's liver and onions sliced and pan seared in butter until golden, then simmered in a sour cream and mushroom broth with a touch of Worcestershire sauce.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large skillet, melt butter over medium high heat. Cook and stir onions until tender, about 7 minutes. Season liver slices with salt and pepper, and add to the skillet. Brown liver slices, turning once, for approximately 5 minutes. Pour in mushrooms with their liquid. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in sour cream and Worcestershire sauce, and continue simmering another 8 to 10 minutes. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Facts

449 calories; protein 22.5g; carbohydrates 12.5g; fat 34.9g; cholesterol 344.4mg; sodium 567.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (31)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/14/2010
I am giving this 4 stars only because I am used to eating frozen dinners in the microwave. My wife used to make liver for us and I loved it. Since I am alone now I am trying different things (easy things) to make instead of Hungry Man or Stouffers. My daughter suggested this site and I have to give Allrecipes 5 stars for their help. The most important thing I needed was what to use; a frying pan, oven bake or broil. But this recipe is something I think I can handle. I must also admit that when you sweat your a - - off making something fresh, it taste soooo good. Read More
(24)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/22/2010
My husband loves liver but not with sour cream. He ate it but did not like it. He said "please make it the other way" with liver onions and a bit of beef broth simmered. I will leave the sour cream for the beef stroganoff!! Read More
(3)
36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
04/14/2010
I am giving this 4 stars only because I am used to eating frozen dinners in the microwave. My wife used to make liver for us and I loved it. Since I am alone now I am trying different things (easy things) to make instead of Hungry Man or Stouffers. My daughter suggested this site and I have to give Allrecipes 5 stars for their help. The most important thing I needed was what to use; a frying pan, oven bake or broil. But this recipe is something I think I can handle. I must also admit that when you sweat your a - - off making something fresh, it taste soooo good. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2009
my daughter hate liver and with this recipe it was a big hitt!!!! However, instead of mushrooms w/sour cream i used lipton's onion soup w/sourcream.. still delicious! Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2006
One of the best liver dishes I have ever eaten. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2010
This has been a favorite since 1968, when I found it in a cookbook that came with the stunning set of pans I bought a few months after graduating h.s. (and still use!). My folks and I happen to like liver, but my mom quickly discovered that even people who "can't stand" it ask "What is this and may I have the recipe?" It's important to NOT overcook the liver. Most people cook it till it's shoe leather, which is probably why people can't stand the stuff—shoe leather is never tasty. Reduced fat sour cream works, but fat-free not so much. Don't let boil the sauce or it separates. Serve the sauce and onions over hot rice. Add brightly colored veggies—salad, broccoli, crisp fresh green beans—and oh my my what a delicious, and vitamin rich, banquet fit for your best guests! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2004
Wow! liver I did not have the drudgery of DREDGEry. Thank-you for a tasty alternative. I did add some bacon some habits are hard to break. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2010
I put a few twists on this recipe I cooked about 1 lb of liver. I minced about 3 large cloves of garlic and sauted them with my onions. I used butter but I think in the future I will use olive oil and save the calorites in butter for somtething when I cannot substitute butter. I quickly sauted the liver as it was not that thick and I did not want to overcook it. I used a 4 oz can of button mushrooms along with the juice and about 1/3 cup light red wine. I decided to use 1 can of mushroom soup (undiluted) and only about 3 large Tbs of sour cream. I also added a few dashes of gravy bouquet for good flavor and browning color. Only a few dashes of worcestershire sauce as I did not want to overwhelm the gravy bouquet flavor. I felt my gravy was not thick enough and I had leftover mashed pots that I was going to put the liver over but decided to add them to the liver mixture. Hint: I could have used another large onion that would have improved the texture of this dish plus more interest. All in all I think it turned out very good and will fix it again and it is probably one of the best liver dishes I have ever had or made. Very Good Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2009
My husband and I wish that we could give half stars because we would have rather given this dish a 4 1/2 star rating. My husband likes liver and I merely tolerate it but this dish was absolutely delicious. I followed the recipe to a T and the liver was so tender and the sauce was great over brown rice. This is a keeper! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2008
Five for this one the only thing I didn't have was any mushrooms so I added more onions and some red wine so it was rich. I'll be making this again thank you for the recipe Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2010
I wish I could give this 6 stars. This is the best liver and onions recipe i'v tasted. I always wanted to find something close to what my mother made and this is it. Thank you for bringing back memories. My mom would be happy. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/22/2010
My husband loves liver but not with sour cream. He ate it but did not like it. He said "please make it the other way" with liver onions and a bit of beef broth simmered. I will leave the sour cream for the beef stroganoff!! Read More
(3)