French Fry Stewed Beef Liver, Jamaican Style.

french fry stewed beef liver

Even if you have  never eaten liver or think it’s disgusting, I hope my French Fry Stewed Beef Liver recipe will persuade you to give it a shot.

Beef liver is considered organ meat from the cow. While it is not a popular meat, it can be made into a delicious and nutritious meal when cooked properly.

Beef liver, like other organ meats (kidney, chicken gizzards, heart), is a good source of  minerals, particularly iron, vitamins, and protein. 

If your blood iron level is low or you are Anemic, eating liver as part of a balanced meal may help to improve your blood iron.

If you have a medical condition such as high cholesterol, you should consume organ meats in moderation and consult with your doctor. Medical News Today has more information on the health and nutrition benefits of organ meats.

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French Fry Stewed Beef Liver

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french fry stewed beef liver

French Fry Stewed Beef Liver, Jamaican Style.

Kevin Foodie
Stewed liver is a common breakfast food in Jamaica. It is frequently served with a starchy side dish, such dumplings. Even though liver may seem or sounds disgusting, you shouldn't dismiss it before giving it a try. This liver dish has a tasty, rich brown sauce and a peppery kick. It's perfect for lunch, dinner, and breakfast.
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Caribbean, Jamaican
Servings 6 People


  • Stove
  • Cast Iron Pan
  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Spoon
  • Tong


Liver Ingredients

  • lbs Beef Liver
  • 2 tbsp Complete Seasoning
  • 2 tsp Slap Ya Mama Seasoning
  • 1 medium Scotch Bonnet Pepper
  • ¾ cup Orange Bell Pepper, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup Cooking Oil
  • 1 tsp Thyme Leaves, dried
  • ¾ cup Yellow Bell Pepper, sliced
  • 1 medium Yellow Onion, sliced into rings
  • ½ cup Tomato Ketchup or BBQ Sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup Warm Water

Seasoned Flour

  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tbsp. Complete Seasoning
  • 2 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp. salt

Boiled Dumpling (optional)

  • 1 cup Oats
  • cup All-purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Water


Let's Prepare The Liver

  • If I had to compare beef liver to something, it would be firm coagulated blood. It is occasionally sold with outer membranes that must be removed. If they are not removed, they will make your liver chewy and rubbery. Wash liver under cold running water.
    beef liver
  • The majority of the membrane on the liver slices I purchased had already been removed. However, one of the three slices had an outer membrane ring.
    Liver may be found with blood vessels that ran throughout the liver. These must be removed. On a cutting board use a knife to carefully lift the membrane enough to hold with your fingers.
    Pull and remove the membrane. Cut out the blood vessels that you may find run through the liver with a knife as well.
    french fry stewed beef liver
  • Cut liver into about 1-2 inch piece strips.
    raw beef liver
  • Season liver strips with Complete Seasoning, Slap Ya Mama, and salt. Set aside.
    beef liver
  • In a mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour and season with smoked paprika, complete seasoning, and salt. Mix everything together with a fork.

French Fry Liver

  • Dredge each piece of liver in seasoned flour. Heat the oil in a cast-iron skillet for 2-3 minutes.
    french fry stewed beef liver
  • Place each liver piece gently into the hot oil. Fry for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and crispy. These liver nuggets can be served as is with dipping sauce on the side of your choice.
    french fry stewed beef liver
  • Set aside the French Fry Liver from the hot oil. Add the onion slices, julienne sweet peppers, crushed garlic, and thyme leaves to the same cast iron pan. Allow to cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they become translucent and soften.
    french fry stewed beef liver
  • Combine the tomato ketchup and water in a mixing bowl. Pour onto onion mixture and allow to simmer for 2 minutes after stirring. Add the French Fry Liver and mix thoroughly.
    Allow to simmer for 5 minutes over low to medium heat. Because I ran out of tomato ketchup, I had to improvise and use BBQ sauce.
    french fry stewed beef liver
  • Remove stewed liver from flame and set aside.
    french fry stewed beef liver

Let's Make Some Oats Dumplings

  • In a pot, bring to boil 8 cups of water with 1 tsp. of salt (optional).
  • In a mixing bowl, add the flour, old fashion oats, and salt. Use your fingers to mix them together.
  • Knead flour mixture until a tight firm ball is formed.
    oat dumpling
  • Jamaican Dumplings are usually made with only flour or flour and cornmeal. However, In this recipe, I use oats for added nutrition value. Dumplings can be made into different shapes as seen below. (disk, ball, and cylindrical)
    Divide the dough into fairly equal portions. I prefer to form them into round balls. Use the palm of your hands to roll the pieces of dough into a ball.
    oat dumpling
  • Place dumpling balls in a pot of boiling water. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes, or until they rise to the surface.
  • Serve French Fry Stewed Liver with boiled oats dumplings. Stewed Liver may also be served with Cassava, Yellow Yam, Boiled Green Bananas, Fried Dumplings, rice and even bread. Hope you are brave enough to give this recipe a shot.


Food Explora Cooking Tip
Frozen beef liver allows for easier removal of the outer membrane as well as easier cutting into strips. I recommend freezing your liver before cleaning it.
Keyword Beef Liver, Boiled Dumplings, French Fry Liver, Liver Nuggets, Stewed Liver

Thanks for dropping by. Have you ever eaten or would you eat stewed liver?

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22 thoughts on “French Fry Stewed Beef Liver, Jamaican Style.”

    1. Thanks for dropping by vaishali. Good question, If you do not eat beef for religious or other reasons. You may want to try chicken liver or other organ meats from other animal sources. Also check out my other recipes that showcase fish, chicken, and vegan proteins.

  1. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten liver from a cow. Not sure why. I’d certainly be willing to give it a go after reading this recipe. I’m really not a fan of chewy meat, so it’s good to know about the membrane. How come you need to remove the blood vessels in the liver?

    1. 5 stars
      Unwantedlife, the same membrane that is found on the outside is the same that lines the blood vessels. If you do not remove it, then some parts of your liver will become very chewy; you will feel like you are chewing bubble gum. LOL However, there is no harm.

    1. 5 stars
      Thank you for dropping by Amalia. You would think that liver that looks kinda gross would smell, but this is far from the truth. Stewed liver smells great and taste delicious.

  2. 5 stars
    Very interesting! I’m sure my father would love this. He loves eating liver and my mom won’t prepare it for him. Maybe I will have to make this! I love the addition of the dumplings too.

  3. 5 stars
    I have actually never tried liver, and I 100% want to now after reading your post and seeing the finished dish!! I can imagine it’s very flavorful! Thank you for the awesome recipe.

  4. 5 stars
    Here in Portugal, we are used to eating all organs, and beef liver is no exception. An excellent source of vitamins A and B12 and a good source of iron, copper, niacin, phosphorus, and selenium. It is also a rich source of the antioxidant mineral selenium. Great dish.

  5. I won’t lie, I’m not usually the biggest fan of meat such as liver but you’ve defiantly sold this recipe to me! I absolutely LOVE the sound of this and will defiantly add these bits to my shopping list to try out asap. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with us. Looks and sounds amazing!xo

    Elle –

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