Stuffed Calf Liver

Discussion in 'Beef' started by athabaskar, May 5, 2010.

  1. athabaskar

    athabaskar Smoking Fanatic

    I guess this could be considered a fatty of sorts, but here is my story and I'm sticking to it. We had a thread going a while back about liver. It is a given that liver gets about a 50/50 between yum and yuck. I wanted to try something on the smoker that was a new twist on liver and onions. This is what I came up with.

    The basic ingredients. Liver, red onions, and mozzarella mashed potatoes with dry onion soup mixed in.


    Potatoes piled onto a piece of liver for fold over stuffing.


    Sliced onions slipped over stuffed liver.


    Smoked for 1 hour 15 minutes @ 230 on the MES using hickory.


    Sliced in half. Note the oh so pretty pink smoke penetration and the cheesy onion tater stuffing.


    Love it or hate it, this was probably the best tasting liver I've ever had. Totally tender and not at all like the shoe leather I was served as a kid. We gobbled every bite with a mmmmmm. Thanks for looking!
     
  2. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm not a big fan of liver, but I would eat that[​IMG]

    Nice job!
     
  3. caveman

    caveman Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Excellent!! Excellent!! Excellent!! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I love Liver, and that looks good
     
  5. jak757

    jak757 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    I'm in the 50% YUM group....another liver lover, so I was eager to check out this post. I'd go for it -- don't eat liver much these days (as a kid we did all the time), but man I love liver!

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] for a great idea!!
     
  6. brekar

    brekar Smoke Blower

    Yeah man that looks very tasty. I'm a big fan of liver myself. I grew up eating it but now no one but me want to eat it when I make it. Last time I made it I cut it into strips and deep fried it. Delicious. Now I've got another way to try it...

    Later...

    Brekar...
     
  7. brekar

    brekar Smoke Blower

    LOL. Damn double post...
     
  8. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That looks good but I have tried liver several times and I just can't get myself to like it. But if I would have been there I definitely would have given it a try.
     
  9. athabaskar

    athabaskar Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks for the kudos and points y'all. It means a lot coming from folks like you.[​IMG]
     
  10. [​IMG]nice job... love LIVER!!!!
     
  11. harleyguy

    harleyguy Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Gotta love the liver!! Those look great!!![​IMG]
     
  12. shooter1

    shooter1 Smoking Fanatic

    Well I am in the 50% yuck club! I gotta admit that you did a great job making liver look good, but I still don't think I could eat it.
    [​IMG]
     
  13. glgoodwin

    glgoodwin Meat Mopper

    I used to hate liver, but I used to have this old lady that worked for me, she was from mexico, she didn't speak english very well at all. Some times I would give her tomatoes and hot peppers from my garden and she would make me a traditional mexican dish she called "igado" (spelling could be way off). It was like tomatoes and peppers and onions all cooked together with liver, then you placed on a tortilla, kind of like fajitas. I tried it once and have loved liver cooked that way every since.

    Anyway now I like liver and you liver looks great!!
     
  14. miamirick

    miamirick Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    no offence intended there personally atha,
    but why you wanna waste some good onions?
    I guess you know which 50% i'm in!
     
  15. caveman

    caveman Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Don't listen to him. He probably don't like spinach either! [​IMG]
     
  16. miamirick

    miamirick Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    sorry caveman, spinich is actually my second favorite vegatable right behind black eyed peas
     
  17. caveman

    caveman Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Wow! Liver & Spinach! I was raised on that stuff. I do Black-Eyes on New Year's Eve with some sliced onion & tomatoe.
     
  18. athabaskar

    athabaskar Smoking Fanatic

    Not a problem man. I grow more onions than I can possibly use. Now y'all have got me thinking about smoked Rumaki, the appetizer from the 70's with chicken livers wrapped in bacon. Bacon, ahhhhhhhhhh.....
     

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