Liver and bacon recipe

(91 ratings)

Enjoy this modern version of a classic dish - rich, succulent and robustly flavoured

Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time15 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories750 Kcal38%
Fat47 g67%
Saturated Fat18g g90%

Rich, succulent and robustly flavoured, this dish is a modern version of a great classic


  • Cayenne pepper mixed with flour, for sprinkling
  • 500g (1lb 2oz) lamb's liver, rinsed and sliced
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 2 x 300g pots fresh onion gravy
  • 8 rashers back bacon, rind removed
  • Pre-packed mashed potatoes

If you are making your own mash:

  • 1kg (2lb 4oz) potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 50g (2oz) butter
  • Splash of milk
  • 3tbsp fresh chopped chives




  1. Sprinkle the cayenne mix over the liver. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan and cook the liver over a high heat for 2-5 mins, stirring.
  2. Stir in the gravy, bring to the boil then simmer for about 10 mins. Meanwhile, grill the bacon until crispy, turning frequently.
  3. Heat the mash as per instructions. To make your own, cook potatoes in lightly salted water until softened. Drain and mash with butter, milk and chives; season. Spoon the liver and onion gravy over the mash and top with crispy bacon.
Top Tip for making Liver and bacon

Add a tbsp of wholegrain mustard to give your mash a bit of a kick.


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