This beef liver pate recipe is a go to in my house for hosting. This recipe makes for a delicious appetizer all year round. We love to serve this starter as a dip with carrots and celery on the side.
This recipe is naturally autoimmune protocol friendly as well as keto, paleo, and Whole30 friendly. Liver is great food for anyone with autoimmune disorders.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
- I was first introduced to liver when I did Sarah Ballentyne’s Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP.) It is one of the most nutrient dense foods out there. Nutrient density of foods is important for those doing the AIP diet.
- I was worried about the taste when I first started to read about all of its benefits, but I soon found that when liver is seasoned properly, it is quite delicious!
- Liver is really healing to the body, especially for people that are anemic or that have an autoimmune disorder.
- Pate can be served with any kind of veggies or crackers. My favorite brand of almond crackers is Simple Mills.
- This recipe is AIP friendly, keto, paleo, and Whole30 friendly.
- I’m always looking for appetizers to take along to gatherings, and this recipe is simple and easy to make!
- Beef liver– You can use calf or beef liver. Calf liver is just a baby cow while beef liver is from a grown cow. If you cannot find this at the grocery store, ask the butcher. Sometimes they have it behind the counter in the butcher’s area.
- EVOO-I like using olive oil to mix dips once they are cooked. It compliments the liver nicely.
- Avocado oil-Avocado oil is used to sear the liver. If you are not doing AIP, you can use ghee.
- Sea salt-sea salt brings out the natural flavor of the liver.
- Oregano-adds some extra flavor.
- Fresh parsley-adds some texture to the dish.
- Pomegranate seeds-adds a nice sweet crunch.
See recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
Substitutes and Variations
- Liver- You can use either beef or calf liver. If you have trouble finding liver, ask the butcher where it is located in your grocery store.
- Avocado oil- If you don’t have health restrictions, ghee can be used in place of avocado oil.
This recipe has not been tested with other substitutions or variations. If you replace or add any ingredients, please let us know how it turned out in the comments below!
Step by Step Instructions
- Tip #1: Be sure that you don’t overcook liver as it will become tough. Only cook it for a few minutes on each side.
- Tip #2: Garnish your pate with fresh parsley for some texture or use pomegranate seeds to add a little crunch to your dish.
- Tip #3: Liver can be hard to find, so be sure to ask a butcher for help!
Yes! Liver is a gut healthy recipe that is perfect for anyone but especially those with autoimmune disorders.
My favorite foods to serve alongside my beef liver pate are carrots, celery, or almond crackers.
Liver tastes delicious when it is seasoned properly! I use some sea salt and oregano to bring out the flavor of the liver in this recipe.
- This recipe can last for up to 5 days in an airtight container.
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Beef Liver Pate Recipe
- Food processor
- 1 pound beef liver calf liver will also work
- 1 tbsp avocado oil
- 5 tbsp EVOO
- 6 cloves garlic minced
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 1 tsp oregano
- Place a non stick skillet on medium heat in a non-stick frying pan. Add the avocado oil, garlic, and liver. Satuee the liver and sear the liver for 2 minutes on each side for 4 minutes total.
- Once the liver is cooked and the garlic is seared, add all ingredients to the food processor and pure until smooth. Serve with crackers or vegetables.
Liver is super good for you. This is a great dip and we serve it with veggies
Allianna Moximchalk says
Liver is so nutrient dense – glad you enjoy it this way