Liver and Bacon Casserole Recipe the Kids Will Love

Updated on February 23, 2020
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Isabel is a practicing nurse. She learned this recipe for liver and bacon casserole years ago, and she's been a fan ever since.

Liver and bacon casserole served with boiled potatoes and peas
Liver and bacon casserole served with boiled potatoes and peas

I learned this recipe for liver and bacon casserole years ago, and it really is a most wonderful dish because it's easy to prepare, contains cheap ingredients, and is palatable to kids, as well as grownups. It's a great way to get children to eat liver if they are a bit fussy.

This casserole is a very inexpensive family meal, which means that if your family lives on a budget, this recipe could easily become a staple. You'll rest easy knowing that your kids are getting plenty of iron and vitamins A and C, as well as protein and zinc.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound liver (lamb is tender, but beef or pig's liver have more flavor)
  • 4 ounces bacon, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 (14-ounce) tin chopped tomatoes
  • Oil, for frying
  • Small amount seasoned flour
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ pint stock (ham stock is best)

Instructions

  1. Fry the onion and bacon together in the oil for a few minutes to soften, and then put the mixture in a casserole dish. Set aside.
  2. Chop the liver into bite-sized pieces, and lightly coat in the seasoned flour.
  3. Fry the liver for a few minutes until it has changed color; then transfer to the casserole dish to join the onions and bacon.
  4. You can add a little more flour at this stage if you like, but it's not strictly necessary. Gently cook the flour in the oil.
  5. Mix your stock with the remaining oil in the saucepan. This will have thickened a little.
  6. Bring up to boil, and then add the tin of chopped tomatoes.
  7. Add the Worcestershire sauce. Mix well, then pour the mixture over the liver, onion, and bacon in the casserole dish. Cover with a lid.
  8. Place in a hot oven at 180°C for 45 minutes.
  9. Serve.

This casserole is delicious served with boiled potatoes and a green vegetable.

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Ingredients for liver and bacon casseroleChop up the liverChop up the bacon and onionsGently fry the bacon and onions in oilFry the floured liverGently fry the flour in the oilStir in the stock and the chopped tomatoesPlace everything in the casserole dish. (Sorry photo is out of focus! I will replace it the next time I cook this recipe.)
Ingredients for liver and bacon casserole
Ingredients for liver and bacon casserole
Chop up the liver
Chop up the liver
Chop up the bacon and onions
Chop up the bacon and onions
Gently fry the bacon and onions in oil
Gently fry the bacon and onions in oil
Fry the floured liver
Fry the floured liver
Gently fry the flour in the oil
Gently fry the flour in the oil
Stir in the stock and the chopped tomatoes
Stir in the stock and the chopped tomatoes
Place everything in the casserole dish. (Sorry photo is out of focus! I will replace it the next time I cook this recipe.)
Place everything in the casserole dish. (Sorry photo is out of focus! I will replace it the next time I cook this recipe.)

Liver seems to be something that people either love or hate. What's your opinion?

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4 stars from 4 ratings of Liver and Bacon Casserole Recipe

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      VIvianne Cooper 

      12 months ago

      A most delicious recipe, just so tasty.

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      Ann Simpson 

      17 months ago

      Just made this recipe husband and i have love it

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      Clive Fletcher 

      2 years ago

      Wonderfully simple recipe. Have not had liver for some years but will now become a regular item on our home menu.

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      Frank Church 

      2 years ago

      Do you really think that the haters would even come to this page for the recipe when they hate it :-) Let alone vote!!

      I am just doing a dish for some of my archery mates tomorrow, who all love it, as I do, but have partners who don't.

      One of them suggested to soak it it milk overnight which I will do. There is also an argument about whether to skin the liver or not. I believe it helps keep the shape of the thin slices I do. I don't he does but he is going to get it my way. Also you have made no mention about soaking the liver in water to remove all the blood and gunk or cutting out the pipes and gristle.

      Almost all prepared now. I know that they will love it.

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      Isabel Melville 

      8 years ago from Planet Earth

      Absolutely, just serve it up and keep shtumm. They might notice half way through but by then they will be enjoying it so much they may well finish the plate and ask for more. My current partner is worse than the kids - he is so fussy. But I made this dish and he loved it until he realised it was liver. Then he said no to future servings but he ate it all at the time, and enjoyed it! Now I just make it to annoy him, lol, it's eat it or go hungry, just like the kids.

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      Paige Masters 

      8 years ago

      Hi Izzy,

      I would have to tell my kids a big fat fib about there being liver in there. lol! But, this really does sound like a great recipe. Pretty much anything with bacon and my kids are IN! Thanks for sharing... Paige, aka wordscribe43

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