The World's Healthiest Foods

Venetian Style Calf's Liver & Onions

This healthy and good tasting version of calf�s liver and onions will surprise you. It is a great recipe to enjoy the incredible benefits of liver. Make sure you get a good quality calf liver from your butcher, ideally one from an organically raised animal. This recipe is a healthier version than most because our Healthy Saut� method cooks the onions with no heated oil and uses ground sunflower seeds instead of flour to coat the liver.

Prep and Cook Time: 30 minutes


  1. Turn broiler on high and place a metal oven-proof pan large enough for liver underneath heat to get hot. Do not use glass or Pyrex for this. Rack should be just above the middle of oven or broiler, about 7 inches from the heat source. Heat the pan for about 10 minutes.
  2. While pan is getting hot, heat 1 TBS broth in a 10-12 inch stainless steel skillet. Healthy Sauté onions in broth over medium-low heat for 15 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Add garlic, vinegar, thyme, and vinegar. Mix and add rest of the broth. Continue to cook for another couple of minutes.
  4. While onions are cooking, mix ground sunflower seeds with dried sage, salt, and black pepper. Dust liver with this mixture.
  5. Remove hot pan from broiler and place liver in it. Return to broiler, turn heat to low, and Quick Broil for about 3-5 minutes depending on thickness of liver. Do not turn, as it is cooking on both sides simultaneously. Serve topped with onions. Serves 4 Serving Suggestions: Serve with