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Mediterranean ox liver and sausage stew recipe

Mediterranean ox liver and sausage stew recipe

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Bring a taste of the Mediterranean into your kitchen with this hearty ox liver and sausage stew. This rich one-pot dish is slow-cooked giving you tender meat and flavoursomerustic vegetables. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 1 hr 20 mins to cook
  • 586 calories / serving


  • 300g (11oz) ox liver (see tip)
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 pork and herb sausages
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 large aubergine, halved and medium sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp medium chilli powder
  • 1/2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 tbsp basil, roughly chopped
  • 330g (11oz) cherry tomatoes
  • 400g x tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 150ml red wine
  • 1 beef stock cube, made up to 200ml
  • 200g spinach
  • 50g (2oz) olives
  • crusty bread, to serve
If you don't have chopped tomatoes, chop up a tin of plum tomatoes instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    37g 52%
  • Saturates

    12g 62%
  • Sugars

    12g 14%
  • Salt

    2.4g 40%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 28g Protein 32.9g Fibre 8.8g


  1. Prepare the ox liver by removing any membrane. Cut into thin slices and remove any tough internal tubes with a knife. Dust the slices in flour. Melt the butter and 1 tbsp of the olive oil in a large casserole dish and brown the liver for 1 minute on each side. Transfer to a plate.
  2. Add the remaining oil to the casserole dish and place over a medium heat. Fry the sausages gently for 10 minutes until browned all over. Transfer with a slotted spoon to the liver.
  3. Add the onion and aubergine to the casserole dish and sauté for 5 minutes until soft and coloured. Add the garlic, chilli powder and smoked paprika for the last minute.
  4. Stir in the tomato purée and half the basil, and stir until combined. Add the cherry tomatoes, chopped tomatoes, red wine and stock and bring to a simmer.
  5. Return the sausages and liver to the pan and cover with a tight fitting lid. Simmer for 1 hour over a very gentle heat.
  6. Remove the casserole lid and stir through the spinach and olives. Scatter with the remaining basil and serve with crusty bread.

Tip: Ox liver can have a very strong flavour, although it does mellow when cooked slowly in a casserole, like in this recipe. If you prefer a more delicate flavour, soak the uncooked liver in milk over night.

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