Are you a fan of liver? Do you enjoy a good meatloaf? If the answer to both of these questions is yes, then you're in for a treat! Liver loaf is a delicious and savory dish that will satisfy your cravings and leave you feeling satisfied. And, yes, liver is a popular meat on Amish farmsteads, there is a very deep culture among the Amish of not wasting any part of a butchered animal (right down to the brains!). Butchering days are a chance for an Amish community to come together and salvage all parts of an animal.
Whether you prefer chicken liver or beef liver, there's a recipe out there that will tickle your taste buds. And the best part? They're easy to make and perfect for meal prepping. In this article, we'll be sharing some of our favorite liver loaf recipes that are sure to impress. From classic recipes with a twist to more adventurous options, these dishes will leave you wanting more. So, put on your apron and get ready to indulge in some mouth-watering liver loaf recipes that will leave you feeling satisfied and fulfilled.
🥣 Why Are Loaf Meals Popular?
The only time I ever really ate liver was at my grandmother's. I think she viewed it as cheap, nutritious meat. I liked the taste, she'd bury it in onions, and I think roll it in flour. I remember buying liver once when I was in college and frying some and my Dad is a not a liver fan, he banished me to another room to eat it. But this liver loaf meal is probably good for people who aren't as much of liver fans, because hamburger blends well with it.
Loaf meals are are great because you can mix in a lot of different items, bake it, and even cover it with gravy and veggies. Loaf meals are economical crowd pleasers.
📜 Tips for Better Loaf Meals
The liver loaf and other loaf recipes in this posting are pretty basic, but you can add other ingredients to make them more flavorful. Some popular additions include:
- Cheese: Shredded cheddar or American cheese can be added to the meat mixture before baking.
- Vegetables: Other vegetables that can be added to the meat mixture include mushrooms, green peppers, and zucchini.
- Spices: Different spices can be added to the meat mixture to give it a different flavor profile. Some popular spices include garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika.
You can also serve the meatloaf with a variety of different side dishes. Some popular side dishes include:
👩🍳 Liver Loaf and Other Loaf Suppers
Mrs. Stoltzfus's Amish Ham Loaf: Check out this ham loaf recipe,it'll melt-in-your mouth and slices perfectly. Make sure you use a combination of ground ham and ground pork. The ham will add flavor and moisture, while the pork will help to bind the loaf together. Also don't overwork the meat mixture. Overworking the meat will make the loaf tough. This is a super recipe and you will love this ham loaf!
Mattie Lapp's Homemade Chicken Loaf: Chicken as a meat for a loaf is a little different than beef which binds easier. Chicken is a little tougher to bind because of the texture of the meat. Use a combination of ground chicken and ground turkey. The chicken will add flavor and moisture, while the turkey will help to bind the loaf together. This is a delicious a homemade chicken loaf.
Mom's Meatloaf: We can't do a loaf post without meatloaf. This is your basic meatloaf a 5-ingredient classic.
Amish Fish Loaf: The Amish are avid anglers and if they catch some bluegill, salmon, or catfish, chances are it will end up on the supper table like this delicious fish loaf.
But this is a rather interesting recipe that comes to us from the Big Valley of Pennsylvania where a variety of Amish groups live. A "liver loaf", probably is blended with enough hamburger to sort of take some of that "liver edge" off.
Loaf meals in general are easy and wonderful, because you just slice off a hearty hunk of whatever it is you are eating. Good stuff!
📜 Amish Liver Loaf Steps & Tips
Geez, it's been so long since I've had liver, but cook the liver and grind it or buy ground liver somewhere. Here are some other tips:
- Season the meat mixture well. Use salt, pepper, and other spices to your liking.
- Add vegetables to the meat mixture. Vegetables like carrots, celery, and onions will add flavor and texture to the loaf.
- Form the meat mixture into a loaf. The loaf should be about 9x5 inches in size.
- Bake the liver loaf in a preheated oven until it is cooked through. The internal temperature of the loaf should reach 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Let the liver loaf rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
Here are some additional tips for making a great liver loaf:
- Make a glaze to brush on the liver loaf before baking. The glaze will help to create a crispy crust and add even more flavor to the loaf.
- Serve the liver loaf with your favorite sides. Some popular side dishes include mashed potatoes, green beans, and corn.
- To prevent the liver loaf from sticking to the pan, grease the pan with cooking spray or line it with parchment paper (I prefer parchment paper)
- To prevent the liver loaf from drying out, bake it in a preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 1 hour. Don't go anymore or it will dry out.
- To make a glaze for the liver loaf, combine ketchup, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce in a small bowl. Brush the glaze over the liver loaf before baking.
- To make a healthier liver loaf, use lean ground beef and low-fat milk. You can also add vegetables to the meat mixture to increase the nutritional value of the loaf.
I hope these tips help you make a delicious and satisfying liver loaf!
🙋 FAQ Liver Loaf and Loaf Meals
Onions, garlic, and spices like Italian seasoning or red pepper flakes will help cover the liver flavor.
If you grind it and bleder it 50/50 with ground beef, and cover with gravy, no one will notice!
With these tips, you may be able to enjoy liver loaf even if you don't typically like the taste of liver.
🖨️ Amish Liver Loaf Full Recipe
Amish LIver Loaf
- ½ pound liver
- 1 1 /2 pound hamburger
- 2 onions
- celery tops or parsley
- 1 1 /2 teapsoons salt
- 1 egg
- ½ cup milk
- 2 cups bread crumbs
- Put liver in water just below the boling point for 5 minutes. Drain.
- Put through food grinder, also onions and parsley or celery tops.
- Add other ingredients.
- Mix well and pack into a loaf pan
- Bake in moderate oven at 350 degrees, for an hour.