Instant Pot Liver and Onions With Bacon and Mash

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Offal may have fallen out of favour with many but my Liver and Onions recipe is a glorious nod back at the wonder of simple frugal cooking and of course, comes bundled with bacon and mash.

Offal may have fallen out of favour with many but my Liver and Onions recipe is a glorious nod back at the wonder of simple frugal cooking and of course comes bundled with bacon and mash.

Instant Pot Liver and Onions With Bacon and Mash

You know me and my approach to populist food, for the most part this liver and onions recipe perfectly represents that approach! Offal has most definitely fallen out of favour. Possibly because of that I have delayed putting up one of my favourite recipes here on krumpli.

But hey, this site is meant to represent me, what I cook and how I cook, not what is popular on instagram.

As a result, I am delighted to offer you what I think is one of the tastiest meals you can eat and let’s face it… One that is extremely frugal.

I have always loved liver and onions. I emphatically believe that if you are going to take the life of an animal use all of the beast! Apart from the lining of the stomach of course, I hate tripe.

Anyway I digress. This liver and onions recipe is not the first here on krumpli to feature offal. It will also, certainly not be the last! Primarily because I am busy working on a ‘brain ravioli dish’.

But for those of you craving an immediate fix check out my faggots and mash recipe.

Offal may have fallen out of favour with many but my Liver and Onions recipe is a glorious nod back at the wonder of simple frugal cooking and of course comes bundled with bacon and mash.

Liver in the Instant Pot.

I chose to take my old slow braised liver and onion dish and update it for the Instant pot. It is the sort of dish that the Instant pot just does so very well.

Overall I have not been as enamoured with my instant pot as many hardcore advocates. But what it does do well it does very well indeed and braising cheaper cuts of meat is really in its wheel arch.

If you liked this recipe, you should like this one too!  Real Hungarian Goulash or Gulyásleves

As a result you can forget about boot leather tough liver and enjoy this soft and tender beautifully cooked liver instead.

Notwithstanding this, you can of course cook this in the oven. Just follow the rough outline of steps and then cook in the oven at 160°C or 320°C for 30-40 minutes.

Offal may have fallen out of favour with many but my Liver and Onions recipe is a glorious nod back at the wonder of simple frugal cooking and of course comes bundled with bacon and mash.

Traditional Britsh Food.

British food often gets a rough ride in international terms, but it is truly glorious when done well. Like many Brits of my age and older I grew up with overcooked meat and vegetable boiled until they were soggy and grey. But hidden behind the poor historic execution are incredible produce and flavours.

This Liver and Onions recipe is just one of the many traditional British recipes I have here at krumpli. I have discarded old-school cooking times and reworked them to represent everything they should be.

Whether it be my sausage rolls that have moved on from lazy sausage meat and pre-bought puff pastry. Or my mutton hotpot that concentrates on the flavours and perfectly braised meat. They are designed to make amazing produce shine! Even recipes design for Queenie are not safe as in my re-imagining of Coronation Chicken.

In short forget everything you thought you knew about traditional British food, grab your self some great frugal produce and give it a shot!

Offal may have fallen out of favour with many but my Liver and Onions recipe is a glorious nod back at the wonder of simple frugal cooking and of course comes bundled with bacon and mash.
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Offal may have fallen out of favour with many but my Liver and Onions recipe is a glorious nod back at the wonder of simple frugal cooking and of course comes bundled with bacon and mash.
Instant Pot Liver and Onions With Bacon and Mash
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Offal may have fallen out of favour with many but my Liver and Onions recipe is a glorious nod back at the wonder of simple frugal cooking and of course comes bundled with bacon and mash. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: British
Servings: 2
Calories: 1265 kcal
Author: Brian Jones
Ingredients
For the Liver and Onions:
  • 500 g Pork Liver Sliced and cleaned of sinew and connective tissue
  • 150 ml Milk
  • 250 g Onion Sliced
  • 250 ml Beef Stock
  • 1 Tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 4 Slices Streaky Bacon
  • 100 g Pancetta 5mm dice
  • 30 g Butter
  • 3 Tbsp Flour
  • 1 Tsp Dried Sage
  • 1 Tsp Cooking Oil Neutral
  • Salt and Pepper
For the Mash:
  • 450 g Potatoes Peeled
  • 75 g Butter Diced
  • 50 ml Milk Warmed
  • Salt and Pepper
Instructions
  1. Take the trimmed and sliced liver and soak in the 150ml of milk for an hour before cooking.

  2. Sandwich the slices of bacon between two naking trays and bake in the oven at 180°C 350°F for 35 minutes.

  3. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and then cook the potatoes until cooked. This will take between 20 and 30 minutes depending on how your potatoes are cooked.

  4. Remove the liver from milk and pat dry.

  5. Generously season with salt and pepper and then dredge in the flour.

  6. Set your instant pot to saute mode and when hot add the cooking oil and butter.

  7. Sear the liver in this butter and then remove and set aside.

  8. Now throw in the diced Pancetta and Cook for 5 minutes.

  9. Add in the onions and cook on for a further 10 minutes.

  10. Pour over the stock then add the tomato puree and dried sage before returning the liver with any juices.

  11. Seal the instant pot and cook on manual mode, high pressure for 5 minutes with a 10 minute natural release.

  12. By now your potatoes should be cooked so drain and allow to sit for a couple of minutes before passing through a potato ricer.

  13. Drop in the butter, milk, salt and pepper and mix to form a smooth mash.

  14. Start with a bed of mash, followed by some onions and then add your liver, a little gravy and the slices of bacon.

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2018-06-13T18:02:31+00:00

14 Comments

  1. Becca May 26, 2018 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    Could the potatoes not be cooked in the Instant Pot too in foil on the trivet above the liver? I heard potatoes turn out really well in the IP but not sure on the timing? Being a Brit I’m so excited to try this liver recipe!

    • Brian Jones May 27, 2018 at 8:15 am - Reply

      I suppose you could although I have never tried it, let me know how you get on if you do. Enjoy Becca, some proper old school British grub 😀

  2. Jane March 26, 2018 at 10:35 pm - Reply

    I really enjoy looking at your posts each week but I’m seriously thinking of unsubscribing as there are far too many ads being thrown at me on every page!

    • Brian Jones March 28, 2018 at 8:22 am - Reply

      That would make me very sad Jane. However, I have spent 3 years taking between 20-30 hours a week of my time trying to build and create a website. The number of people visiting my site make it impossible for me to deliver at low cost to me any more and that does not include either my time or the investment in the tools I use to deliver my site.

      My journey with advertising is just starting out and will change over time whilst I optimise it for both readers and revenue.

      My other option is selling space to food manufacturers, I will not be doing that I am largely a from scratch cook and I will not sacrifice my food in order to fund this site which remains both a labour of love and a passion. I’m just trying to make it a little expensive for me 🙂

      Hopefully you can look past the ads and realise that the food and content remains exactly as it was prior to the advertising being introduced. If not it has been a pleasure to count you as one of my readers and wish you all the best 🙂

  3. Amanda March 13, 2018 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    Growing up I hated liver and onions, but I need to go back and try them again… because this looks amazing!!!

    • Brian Jones March 13, 2018 at 6:01 pm - Reply

      I think many people form harsh judgements based on childhood food experiences 😉

  4. Kaitie March 13, 2018 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    My Mom JUST got an instant pot – I will have to share this with her! I think she will love it!

  5. Liz March 13, 2018 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    I haven’t jumped on the Instant Pot train yet but I’ve been amazed at how many things it can do! I just might have to get one!

    • Brian Jones March 13, 2018 at 6:00 pm - Reply

      They are fun and it beats being tormented by the smell of cooking food all day when using a slow cooker 😉

  6. Shadi Hasanzadenemati March 13, 2018 at 10:52 am - Reply

    Looks delicious! Liver is really underappreciated! Plus, I love the addition of peas!

  7. Emily March 13, 2018 at 9:24 am - Reply

    I love my instant pot and need to try out this recipe sometime! I’ve never made liver and onions before!

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