beef liver fried with chiles and leeks served with steamed rice

Chinese Style ‘Liver and Onions’

  • Author: Spicepaw
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 10 min
  • Yield: Serves 2-3 1x


Soft and salty beef liver with all the good stuff- soy, garlic, ginger, Szechuan spice and chili. You won’t complain about this liver and onions dish! #beef #stirfry #Chinesefoodrecipes #quickrecipes #easymeals



  • 400 g (14 oz) beef liver
  • milk (enough to soak liver in)
  • 1 tbsp ginger (sliced)
  • 1 tbsp garlic (sliced)
  • 1/2 tbsp Szechuan peppercorns
  • 23 leaks (sliced)
  • 12 finger chilis (thinly sliced)
  • salt
  • cornstarch
  • 23 tbsp light soy sauce


  1. Clean beef liver, cut away any discolored parts and let soak in milk overnight in the refrigerator.
  2. Wash off milk and cut into thin slices.
  3. Season with sea salt and dredge in cornstarch.
  4. Heat oil in large wok over medium high heat.
  5. Add Szechuan peppercorns and cook until peppercorns have infused into the oil.  Remove with a slotted spoon and discard.
  6. Turn heat to high and add liver.
  7. Stir-fry for 3-4 minutes or until browned.  Be careful not to overcook the liver as it has a tendency to get tough.
  8. Remove from heat and set aside on a plate nearby.
  9. Next, add garlic, ginger and chilies.
  10. Stir-fry together for a minute or so until fragrant.
  11. Add chopped leeks and fry for 1-2 minutes or until soft.
  12. Add cooked livers and stir-fry together.
  13. Add soy sauce, stir together and cook for a minute or so until everything is evenly coated.
  14. Remove from wok and serve hot.  Enjoy!

  • Category: Beef Liver
  • Method: Stir-Fry
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Keywords: beef, liver, stir-fry, liver and onions, Szechuan, leeks, chili peppers

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