Organ meats were considered the most beneficial food in Traditional Societies due to their unique nutrient density and the vibrant health these foods bestowed upon those that consumed them. Organ meats ideally should be a regular feature on your families menu. If you only serve organ meats occasionally or not at all, it is an absolute must to take your cod liver oil (brand I take) or desiccated liver on a daily basis.
If you have access to locally sourced, grassfed organ meats, you may have sometimes wondered what in the world to do with the heart that comes with an entire cow or lamb.
Don’t throw it out or give it to the dog (although this would make excellent raw pet food!).
Delicious Organ Meats Recipe
Here is a very simple, delicious beef heart recipe to serve your family courtesy of Laura, the smiling, grassbased farmer pictured above with her beautiful flock of pastured turkeys.
This is the type of person you should seek out to get to know on a first name basis in order to buy your meat directly at the farm or local buying club. Whole Foods is not a good substitute for sourcing grassfed meat as this multi-billion dollar corporation ($9 BILLION in revenue in 2010) keeps consumers and farmers apart in order to maximize profits and control over the marketplace.
Will this organ meats recipe pass the taste test at your dinner table? Give it a try! Laura reports that even her husband enjoys this beef heart recipe, and he is not of an organ meats mindset.
Breaded Beef Heart Recipe
This recipe for breaded beef heart is incredibly nutritious and won't cause a family mutiny as it is so tasty. Easy dish for serving organ meats for dinner.
Clean the beef heart removing the valves.
Cut into slices about 1/4" in size.
Dip the heart slices in the beaten egg and then dredge in sprouted flour. Use coconut flour as a low carb substitute.
Place in a pan of hot lard or coconut oil and brown each side. Add a small amount of filtered water, cover, and simmer the breaded beef heart for 20 minutes.
Be sure to use the drippings from your beef heart to make homemade gravy!
Substitute 2 lamb hearts for the beef heart if desired.
Use lard instead of coconut oil for fuller flavor.
More Recipes for Organ Meats
Organ meat recipes don’t have to taste terrible! Try these traditional and delicious recipes too!
- Bacon and liver pate
- Bone marrow custard
- Roasted bone marrow
- Poultry giblets recipe
- Bone marrow omelette
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist
Sarah Pope has been a Health and Nutrition Educator since 2002. Her work is dedicated to helping families effectively incorporate the principles of ancestral diets within the modern household. She is a sought after lecturer around the world for conferences, summits, and podcasts.
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