Liver is the most popular organ meat, and the concentration of nutrients earns it the nickname “nature’s multivitamin.” Other popular consumable organs are heart, kidney, brain (rich in omega-3s, just like our brains!), sweetbread (from the thymus or pancreas), and tripe (stomach lining).
If you’re a kitchen novice unsure of how to cook organs, or don’t immediately swoon over the taste of liver, you can start by pureeing some liver and/or kidney into your hamburger patties and frying up the infused burgers as usual. Try frying up some tongue or heart if you want a milder flavor. The popular Mexican soup, menudo, uses the very chewy tripe, along with beef feet and tendons, to obtain its distinctive flavor.
Or you can create this simple keto-friendly chicken liver recipe to get your organ meat quota. This Filipino adobo-style (marinated in soy sauce) dish also works with beef liver. Even kids love this recipe!