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Slow-cooker lamb's liver, bacon and onions recipe

Slow-cooker lamb's liver, bacon and onions recipe

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This low-energy twist on a British classic is made in the slow-cooker. With crispy bacon and caramelised onions, this lamb's liver stew is the perfect winter warmer. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 20 mins to prepare and 8 hrs 00 mins to cook
  • 332 calories / serving
  • Freezable


  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 rashers smoked back bacon, cut into strips
  • 450g pack sliced lamb’s liver
  • 3 tbsp plain flour​
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 beef stock cube, made up to 500ml
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 bay leaf​
  • mashed potato and peas, to serve (optional)

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    18g 26%
  • Saturates

    8g 39%
  • Sugars

    3g 3%
  • Salt

    2.2g 36%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 12.3g Protein 29.7g Fibre 1.4g


1. Heat a nonstick frying pan with half the butter over a medium heat and fry the bacon for 3-4 mins until crispy. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside on kitchen paper.

2. Pat dry the livers, then toss with 2 tbsp flour and plenty of seasoning. Shake of any excess, then cook in the bacon fat over a medium heat for 1-2 mins each side until browned. Set aside.

3. Add the remaining butter to the pan with the onion and cook for 8-10 mins over a medium-low heat until lightly golden. Stir in the bacon and liver.

4. Mix the remaining flour with 2 tbsp stock. Transfer the liver mix to a slow-cooker. Set to low, then pour in the remaining stock, the Worcestershire sauce, bay leaf and the flour paste. Stir well, then cook for 6-8 hrs until the liver is tender and the sauce silky. Serve with mash and peas, if you like.

*Liver is high in vitamin A and should not be consumed by women planning pregnancy or during pregnancy.

Freezing and defrosting guidelines

In order to enjoy optimum flavour and quality, frozen items are best used within 3 months of their freezing date. For more tips on freezing and defrosting food, read our article Love Your Freezer.

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