Liver & bacon with onion gravy

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only
A nostalgic thrifty dish that’s rich and nutritious – serve the gravy drizzled over fluffy mashed potato

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:20 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 504
  • fat 23g
  • saturates 7g
  • carbs 23g
  • sugars 7g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 53g
  • salt 2.5g


  • 4 rashers smoked streaky bacon
  • 2 tbsp plain flour, seasoned
  • pinch dried sage (optional)
  • 6 slices lamb's livers (about 400g/14oz)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 300ml beef stock
  • 2 tbsp ketchup


Healthy benefits
Liver & bacon is a really nutritious dish – one serving will provide your day’s iron, zinc, folate and vitamin C. As well as being rich in minerals, liver is a good source of B12, a vitamin which helps your body to use iron. It’s also high in vitamin A, important for healthy skin, hair and eyes. NOTE: If you’re pregnant, avoid eating liver.


  1. Cook the bacon in a large non-stick frying pan until crisp. Meanwhile, mix the flour and sage, if using, and use to dust the liver. Remove bacon from the pan and set aside. Add the oil to the pan and brown the liver for about 1 min on each side. Remove from the pan, then fry the onion until softened. Stir in stock and ketchup, then bubble for 5 mins.

  2. Put the liver back in the pan and cook for 3 mins until cooked through. Serve with the bacon broken over the top and some mash. (see related recipes)

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