Paleo Burger with liver and Apple
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Paleo Burgers with Liver and Apple

These Paleo Burgers with Liver and Apple are kid-approved and surprisingly delicious.

Liver? Yes, liver. You really should give it a try and this is the perfect dish to try first. Despite it’s bad rap, liver is a true superfood with more nutrients per gram than any other food! I admit its taste can be a little off-putting, but it can be so delicious when done right. In fact, this is one of my kids’ favorite dishes and pretty much the only way we eat hamburgers around our house.

Paleo Slider with Liver and Apple IngredientsGrass-Fed Beef Liver

Not only will liver make a meal more nutritious, but it’s also a great way to stretch your food budget as even high-quality, grass-fed liver is relatively cheap. My family of four could easily eat a pound of ground meat for dinner. However, this recipe will make twelve small hamburger patties, which means there are always a few leftovers to freeze or eat the next day.

Where can you find quality liver? Some grocery stores may carry liver, but I’ve found the farmers market is the best place to find local, grass-fed liver. The liver pictured above was purchased from Malheur River Meats at the Boise Farmers Market.

Putting it Together

First, you’ll need to line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 400 degrees. After that, peel and grate the apples. Use a paper towel to squeeze out excess moisture and set aside.

Next, prepare the liver. I prefer to cut the liver while it’s frozen as this makes a huge difference in terms of mess and cleanup. Start by cutting off the fatty parts around the edges and then slice it into smaller pieces. Do the same if your liver isn’t frozen, just be prepared for it to be a little messier. When done, place the liver, rosemary, garlic, ginger, coconut aminos, and apple cider vinegar into a blender or food processor. Blend until it’s a yucky, goopy mess (just being honest). In a large bowl combine the contents from the blender/food processor with the ground hamburger meat and apple gratings.

Paleo Sliders Bowl Spread this out on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 20 minutes, or until it reaches a temperature of 160 degree Fahrenheit.

Paleo Sliders Raw MeatWhen done, drain off the excess liquid/fat. I also prefer to place a paper towel on top to soak up additional fat and liquid. Use a pizza slicer to cut into 12 square hamburger  patties.

Paleo Slider StackWe serve these in our house on paleo hamburger buns topped with avocado, mushroom, and avocado oil mayo. My three year old loves how these burgers are thin enough for him to hold and eat by himself. And, the adults can easily make their burgers double deckers. Add a salad and some sweet potato fries and this is one complete meal.

Paleo Sliders In Hand I’m hoping to share my hamburger bun recipe soon. Follow me on social media so you don’t miss out!

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Paleo Burgers with Liver and Apple

These Paleo Burgers with Liver and Apple are kid-approved and surprisingly delicious.

Keyword apple, burger, liver, Paleo
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 patties


  • 1 pound grassfed ground beef
  • 1/2 pound grassfed beef liver
  • 2 apples
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons coconut aminos
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Peel and grate apples. Squeeze with a paper towel to drain excess liquid.

  3. Cut off fatty parts of liver. Cut into smaller pieces.

  4. Place liver, garlic, rosemary, coconut aminos, apple cider vinegar, and ground ginger in blender or food processor. Blend until combined.

  5. Transfer contents of blender/food processor into large bowl. Add ground beef and shredded apple. Use hands to mix well.

  6. Use spoon to transfer to prepared baking sheet. Smooth out until about 1/4 inch thick.

  7. Bake for 20 minutes. Drain excess liquid/fat into sink. Use a pizza cutter or knife to cut 12 slider patties.

  8. Place on buns and top with any

Paleo Burgers with Liver and Apple


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