Classic Beef Liver Pate

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Beef liver pate is a classic appetizer for any time of the year. For many nose-to-tail eating is uncharted territory. However, this is one of my easy keto recipes you don’t want to miss!

I highly recommend beginning your organ meats journey with liver. My A to Z Guide to Liver Pate on Keto and Carnivore Diets covers all the ins and outs of pate making so you can make some today!

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Benefits of Eating Organ Meats

Organs are highly concentrated sources of nutrition. For example, the health benefits of liver are almost off the charts!

Because they are still relatively underappreciated, you can usually find them at quite affordable prices (sometimes free!).

There are many options that add variety to your diet.

I am overjoyed to see how many more people embrace the benefits of organ meats now than I did back in 2013 when we started promoting it publicly.

Many butcher shops are now stocking organ meats. Online shops are also responding to the rising demand for organs. Learn where to buy liver near you!

How to Serve a Classic Beef Liver Pate

Like any good dip or pate, you need some dip-ables!

If you follow a keto diet, choose your favorite low-carb veggie stick or cracker. If you do well with carbs, break out the sourdough French bread!

Here are some ideas to get you started.

Serve pate with:

  • Just a spoon (my personal favorite)
  • Crispy bacon slices
  • Fresh slices of cucumber
  • Celery sticks (assuming no oxalate sensitivity)
  • Baked vegetable chips
  • Grilled vegetables
  • Other quick and easy low carb, keto snacks

Liver pate is one of my go-to keto appetizers for a crowd.

If you prefer cooking without dairy, try this Dairy Free Ox Liver Pate recipe instead.

Or maybe chicken liver is more your style? If so, try this alcohol-free Chicken Liver Pate Recipe (with Carnivore diet option).

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Fiber Free aka “Carnivore”

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You might do well with keto carnivore recipes but some folks find they prefer a fiber-free Carnivore Diet. If you are interested in zero-carb carnivore diet recipes, follow the same directions below but omit the garlic, thyme, and pepper.

Serve a la louche (by the spoon), with bacon as a dipper, or on the side of your meat.

If you’re looking for more delicious zero-fiber recipes, you’ll find over 100 recipes made from just the essentials: animal protein and fats in my Carnivore Cookbook!

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Classic Beef Liver Pate

Jessica Haggard
A smooth and creamy beef liver pate for organ meat beginners and connoisseurs alike. Serve as an appetizer or on the side of your next meal.
4.33 from 70 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Chill time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 20 mins
Course Appetizers
Cuisine Traditional
Servings 6 servings
Calories 170 kcal


  • Food processor



  • Melt 3 tablespoons of the butter in a skillet. Add finely minced garlic and cook on medium-high until translucent, 3-4 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, trim the connective tissue off of the liver and slice to thin strips. Add beef liver to pan, increase to high heat. Sprinkle with thyme, salt, and pepper. Sear liver for 60 seconds on each side.
  • Remove liver from heat and let cool, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a food processor or blender and puree until smooth. While blending/pureeing, add the remaining butter and cream (if using). Add more salt and pepper to taste, if desired.
  • Once the mixture is completely smooth, remove from blender and put in ramekins or a glass container and cover tightly. Chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight (preferred) to harden and let flavors meld.
  • Serve with cucumber, celery, bacon or just a spoon.

Nutrition & Macros

Calories: 170kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 8gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 141mgSodium: 322mgPotassium: 118mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 6811IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 2mg

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39 thoughts on “Classic Beef Liver Pate”

  1. Hi,
    When cooking the liver, can I cook slices (slabs) of it instead of cutting into strips and then cooking?

    Is the concept just to make sure it is fully cooked?

  2. Would it ruin the recipe if I added a couple more tbsp of fat or doubled it? I’ve never made this before, but I plan to use duck fat because I also plan to be dairy free for a while to see what that’s like.

  3. 5 stars
    Omg! I just made the liver pate and its amazing!! Thank you so much for a simple, healthy liver pate. Been trying to find a good one without oils and sugar , extremely hard these days.
    Decided to make my own, bought a few books from you and so far, very happy “carnivorish” customer. ???

    • WONDERFUL! Thank you so much for sharing this feedback with me! We have lots of carnivore-friendly recipes to try and material to learn from so I hope we enjoy a friendship together 🙂


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