Baked Calf Liver and Onions w/Gravy

Livers contain zero fat but are extremely high in protein. Therefore, the liver is easily one of the most nutrient-dense foods available to man.

My Mother made beef liver and onions all the time. I liked it but have no idea how she prepared it. I purchased a four-piece pack of frozen calf liver at Wayfield Food and looked for a recipe. I found one at Food.com.

It was super easy, but it called for cans of French onion and cream of mushroom soups. I didn’t have the French onion so I left it out of the recipe. You simply put a layer of soup in the bowl, a layer of onions, 2 slices of liver. repeat until you are out and then just cover with the rest of the soup. Bake for one and one-half hours at 350 degrees. I thought it was delicious and the gravy was perfect. I made some couscous to eat it on.

Benefits of eating liver
  • Provides fat that builds muscles in the body
  • It contains minerals and vitamins that help prevent the body from heart attacks.
  • The liver helps the hemoglobin level of blood due to its minerals.
  • They help individuals who suffer from anemia
  • Helps improve the eyesight of an individual.

This was my first time eating calf liver. It seems that while being a little more expensive it has a sweet flavor and its texture is smooth, tender, and soft. It also has more nutrients than beef liver. To be considered calf liver the animal has to be less than one year old.

Calf liver takes less time to cook since it is from a young cow, while beef liver takes a lot of time to cook since it is from an older cow. The liver is the most nutritious part of an animal. In 1934, medical science discovered that the liver is an effective fighter against anemia and other health conditions.

Today, beef and cow livers have a major influence on our quality of life. So much so that liver is considered a “superfood.” By itself, the liver completes a significant portion of your daily protein intake. Even though the liver filters toxins, it does not retain them.

Nutrients
  • Vitamin B12 for healthy red blood cells and structural integrity of DNA
  • Vitamin A for vision, immune function, and reproductive function
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) for cellular growth and cellular functionality
  • Vitamin B9 (Folate) for cell growth and the development of DNA
  • Iron for oxygen transport and nutrient absorption
  • Copper for enzymatic activation, energy balance, brain function, and metabolism
  • Choline for brain function, cognitive development, and liver health

Toxins are transformed into compounds that the body can use or expel safely. There is no health risk associated with potential toxicity when eating the liver. The liver is, however, high in cholesterol which may be a concern for certain people.




Sources

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Author: Doyle

I was born in Atlanta, moved to Alpharetta at 4, lived there for 53 years and moved to Decatur in 2016. I've worked at such places as Richway, North Fulton Medical Center, Management Science America (Computer Tech/Project Manager) and Stacy's Compounding Pharmacy (Pharmacy Tech).

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