Liver Sauce Recipe -Nigeria-Cameroon

I have had people inbox me a couple of times asking how to cook beef liver to taste really good. Today is the day I share with you the fool-proof simple recipe I have shared with them. It works every. single. time.

If you ever for a second thought liver was a boring negligible part of the cow, I am inviting you to think again. This part of the “moo-body” is delicious and more nutrient-filled than you can imagine.

Beef liver is rich in protein, essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals. It is incredibly more nutritious than red meat. If you haven’t been a liver person, it is time to jump onto the beef liver train. This epic sauce is worth it. So worth it, my friend.

Liver can be fried, baked or made into a spread. But here are the two ways I enjoy it:

  1. In Fried Rice
  2. In this epic sauce.

All you need to do is make a blend with fresh spices and some tomatoes. Cook all that flavourful blend together with the liver and drizzle on some vegetable oil on top. Introduce this sauce to your boiled rice, plantains or yams. Ahh! The sauce is a beautiful romance of sweet and zesty. The sweetness of the tomatoes plus the fragrance of the ginger, garlic and white pepper coupled with the herbiness of the celery and parsley… plus the natural flavour of the liver itself…

Selah (pause and think).

Talking about “selah”, my love for the Bible makes it’s way into my recipes all the time.  You can’t blame me, that book is one unbeatable epic read.

If you are not all for vegetable oil swimming freely over your sauce, feel free to put as little as you want. One very awesome thing about this recipe is that you can use for chicken gizzards too. Fantastica! Is that even an English word?

I’m itchy to hear how this turns out for you. So print out that recipe, go have a liver party and come back here to let me know how it was.

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Epic Liver Sauce
by September-8-2016
This is my fool-proof liver sauce recipe.
  • 1 pound (about 1/2 kg) beef liver
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 7 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 inch ginger root
  • 1 stem celery
  • 2 stems parsley
  • 1 hot pepper/habanero (optional)
  • 2 – 3 Maggi cubes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1. Wash liver, cut and place in a pot.2. Peel garlic and ginger and place in a blender.3. Chop tomatoes, onions, celery and parsley. Add in blender together with white pepper and hot pepper (if using). Blend everything into a paste.4. Pour blended mixture over liver. Add in 2 cups of water, Maggi and salt.5. Set pot on medium heat and let everything cook together for about 25 minutes. Add water along the way if need be. But note that it is important not to add too much water so the delicious liver stock taste isn’t too diluted.6. Pour vegetable oil over and let that cook for another 5 minutes.7. Serve with boiled rice or plantains.Notes
-Alternative flavourful ingredients you can use include bay leaves, basil and fennel seeds.
-You could use this same method to cook kidneys or chicken gizzards.

Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 servings



  1. Aha! i'm a big fan of liver-inspired dishes. Like how easy your instructions are. Well done blog-mum.

    P.S so many ad pop-ups. It can be distracting. (thought to let you know)


  2. I love liver. Especially in fried rice, and I recently started using it to make sauces like this too! This looks so yum!!


  3. Oh yes! I love liver like kilode, I use it for a lot of recipes like peppersoups, sauce, Fried rice..etc..Yummy!


  4. Oh yum. Thanks for this very simple and tasteful recipe. I have to try this on my meat days. Awesome you always. U never disappoint

  5. Thanks, Kachee. Liver in fried rice is so good!

  6. Hi Amaka, thanks for the notification. Are you referring to my a mailing list pop-up? Or the ads at the bottom?

  7. You are most welcome, hun.

  8. Come and see me salivating now. it looks Fantastica lol

  9. I'm telling you the only way I love liver is in a sauce this in fried rice.I made something similar here http://www.cheecheelive.com/2016/01/quickie-breakfast-for-weekendliver.html
    Only I used kidney too.


  10. Now you got me thinking of liver peppersoup!

  11. Okay, let me check it out. Kidney and liver are siblings.

  12. This looks so yum, I will make sure I try it! I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who enjoys liver and other offals like kidney. Thanks for sharing.

    What are you putting up your vagina?

  13. You are not the only one oo. Those offals are delish.

  14. I enjoyed liver when sliced in pieces for Fried rice along with other ingredients. The taste is out of this world and thats the only place i eat liver.
    Honestly, I thought your next post would be the continuation of behind the scenes post of few days back. Nice post and I keep enjoying every article from you.

  15. You know! Totally out of this world!
    The video mentioned in that "Behind the Scenes" post will be published today. It is meant for this week.
    Thanks for always reading, dear!

  16. Liver is my least favourite meat but this dish looks really yummy.Abeg I need to pay you a visit and learn some of these recipes. Hope you and your family are doing well.x


  17. Hahaha Stephy that visit will be synonymous to a fattening course. We are well, hun. Hope you are good too.

  18. Lilly Mbinglo

    I love visiting your blog. You are amazing. Thanks for this recipe too. Will be sharing it with all my LESAN sisters.

  19. Thanks for coming by, Lily! And for making my day with your sweet words.

  20. You are awesome and your recipes are just classic!

  21. This is how I make my liver sauce too my dear sis from another mother we sure do have some things in common. Didn't know Liver goes in fried rice. I have always loved it in three ways; sauce, pepper soup and onion stew before I learnt hotpot from here. I will be trying it in fried rice sometime soon.
    Thank God I had liver over the weekend could have just be swallowing spittle 🙂


  22. Thanks Precious for this recipe. It really looks delicious and i am definitely trying this today.


  23. Marvis Seche

    Sooooo I made this delicious tomato sauce with liver and it was delicious. Usually I’d cook the liver apart but your method is much more easier and the liver is really juicy as it absorbs the spices during cooking. I added a bit of curry powder as I love it in my tomato sauce. I had it with ripe plantains and I only stopped when my stomach couldn’t take any more.
    Thanks for inspiring me and reminding me all the time how delicious Cameroonian food is 🙂
    Keep up the good work

    PS: I wish there was the possibility to upload pictures of our own dishes made from your recipies

    • Hi Marvis, your comment made me so happy! I love the addition of curry powder. Sounds yum!
      You could actually share pictures with me on my Facebook page: facebook.com/preciouscore.com or tag me in the picture on Instagram: @preciouscore. I will equally look into making it possible for you to share right here on the blog.
      Thank you so much for the amazing feedback!

  24. Yummy !!!!

  25. James Rumback

    I made this recipe about a year ago and it was epic. I am going to try it again next weekend. Thanks for sharing.

  26. I can’t run short of ideas of what to cook because of you !!!!!
    Much love

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