Organ meat is an often overlooked and underappreciated delicacy. But for those brave enough to try something different, the rewards can be delicious!
We’ve rounded up some of the best organ meat recipes from around the web, so get your skillets ready and start cooking!
Why You Should Try Organ Meat Recipes
If you are on any type of healing protocol, (GAPS Diet, AIP, Paleo, Whole30, Wahls, etc) then incorporating organ meats will supercharge your healing process!
In the modern world where food comes from the grocery store and we are distant from our food sources, we seem to have lost a lot of our ancestral practices. Therefore, many people are unfamiliar or find it hard to prepare organ meats.
However, all it takes is a little guts (pun intended), to get in the kitchen and try out some new recipes for organ meat. With time, you will find a way to incorporate them that your family enjoys eating. (In my family, it is most often liver mixed in ground beef- there are links to where to purchase in my post on organ meat benefits).
Whether you’re looking for a cozy family meal, a luxurious dinner or a quick and easy dinner, these recipes will have you covered.
Are you looking for a delicious recipe for chicken livers? This incredibly versatile, low-calorie, protein-packed ingredient can be used in a variety of meals. Here are a few delicious recipes to get you started.
Chicken Liver Stew
First up is a Chicken Liver Stew. This flavorful and comforting dish is a great family dinner option. It’s made with a few simple ingredients and can be on the table in just over an hour. Spiced with paprika, cumin and chilies, it makes for a tantalizingly aromatic meal.
Chopped Liver Recipe
For those of you who love classic flavors, the Chopped Liver recipe is the one for you. This recipe features chicken liver, hard boiled eggs, and sautéed onions. It’s a simple and straightforward recipe that is sure to please.
Beef Liver Paté
Beef liver has a stronger taste than chicken liver, so I suggest you try it once you’ve been eating organ meats for a while. Here’s an easy Beef Liver Pate. This recipe utilizes beef liver, butter, and spices for a delicious and nutrient-packed dish. You’ll love the flavor and texture of this pate and the fact that it’s low in carbs makes it even more desirable for some.
Lamb Liver and Onions
Here’s another delicious organ meat recipe, this time with lamb! This recipe for lamb’s liver and onions is creamy, comforting, and flavorful. The combination of herbs and spices adds a special flavor to this classic dish.
Chicken Liver Paté
For a luxurious, French-inspired meal, try this Chicken Liver Pâté. This classic, creamy pâté is made with brandy, white pepper and thyme and is perfect for a special occasion. It can be served with crackers, crostini or even on its own.
Chicken Livers in White Wine
Finally, why not try this Sauteed Chicken Livers in White Wine Sauce? This flavorsome dish is made with a simple white wine and herb sauce, and is ready in less than 20 minutes. Serve this one with a side of roasted vegetables for a complete meal.
This traditional Romanian Drob dish is both hearty and delicious. The drob is made up of a combination of lamb liver, along with onions, carrots, and other vegetables. This dish is then roasted together in the oven and served with a simple sauce made from lemon juice, garlic, and parsley. The combination of flavors is sure to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.
Heart organ meat recipes are not as easy to come by as liver recipes, but heart meat actually has a very mild flavor. The texture of heart can be a bit more chewy but because the flavor is so mild, some people actually prefer it.
Chicken Hearts & Mushrooms
Let’s start with Chicken Hearts and Mushrooms. This sumptuous dish features a heavenly blend of flavors, combining chicken hearts, mushrooms, onions and garlic in a flavorful sauce. The perfect comfort food for those cool nights.
Rosemary Chicken Hearts
Next up is Rosemary Chicken Hearts. This satisfying dish is full of flavor, with succulent chicken hearts, rosemary, garlic and olive oil. This gluten-free, paleo-friendly dish is sure to be a hit at your next dinner party.
Pan Fried Chicken Hearts
Pan-Fried Chicken Hearts is a simple dish that is the perfect addition to any dinner table. Start with chicken hearts, which are seasoned with paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder. Next, they are fried in a skillet with olive oil until they are crispy and golden brown. Serve with a side of vegetables for a perfect and healthy meal.
Finally, here’s a Beef Hearts recipe that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. The beef hearts are cooked in a delicious red wine sauce, making them tender and delicious. Serve this dish with mashed potatoes or wild rice and you have a winning combination.
More Organ Meat Recipes (Coming Off GAPS, Reintroduction Protocol)
The goal with every healing diet is to eventually be able to eat a wide variety of food with no adverse consequences. Of course we want to continue avoiding processed food as a matter of habit, however incorporating a variety of ingredients is the ultimate goal.
Note: Please make sure you or your practitioner have a plan for reintroducing ingredients you have eliminated!
For this final section, the recipes may include grains such as rice, corn or wheat. Use your best judgment and make substitutions as necessary.
Menudo, a Mexican favorite, is perfect for sharing with friends and family. Menudo is a stew made with pork or beef tripe, hominy, onions, garlic, and a variety of spices. It can be served with either warm corn tortillas or a side of white rice, but without them can be a great healing recipe.
Chicken Gizzards and Gravy
Have you ever tried chicken gizzards? They are surprisingly mild flavored! This recipe shows you how to cook them in a delicious and easy way. All you need are chicken gizzards, onion, garlic, a few herbs, and a few other pantry staples. This is a great way to get started with organ meats!
Cajun Dirty Rice
If you’re looking for something a bit more exotic, try this spicy and flavorful dirty rice. This recipe is an easy way to make a classic Cajun dish. It’s also great for meal prep because it reheats well.
Louisiana Creole Dirty Rice
Here’s another healthy twist on dirty rice. The recipe includes lean chicken, brown rice, and plenty of vegetables for a filling and nutritious meal. You’ll be satisfying your craving for organ meat without the guilt!
Organ Meat Recipes Wrap Up
So there you have it—delicious organ meat recipes that are sure to tantalize your taste buds. So get your skillets ready and start cooking! You’ll find that organ meats can be surprisingly tasty and nutritious.