Chicken Liver and Pork Meatballs Recipe


Recipe Details

Chicken Liver and Pork Meatballs Recipe

Active 30 mins
Total 60 mins
Serves 4 to 6 servings


  • 5 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 onion, finely diced

  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves, finely minced

  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 pounds fatty ground beef or pork

  • 1/2 pound duck or chicken liver, finely chopped

  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Add the onions and sauté until the onions are softened but not browned, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl. Add parsley and Worcestershire sauce and allow the mixture to cool.

  2. Add ground beef, livers, bread crumbs, eggs, cumin, turmeric, and paprika. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well with hands. Take a 1/2 teaspoon of mixture and place on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave for 10 seconds to cook, then tastes for seasoning. Add more salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Using wet hands, form mixture into 1 1/2-inch balls.

  4. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Place the meatballs on the baking sheet. The meatballs should be barely touching. Bake until the meatballs are browned, 17 to 20 minutes. Serve as-is, or garnish with grated cheese and more herbs.

Special Equipment

Baking sheet or large skillet

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
562 Calories
39g Fat
11g Carbs
40g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 562
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 39g 50%
Saturated Fat 12g 58%
Cholesterol 328mg 109%
Sodium 567mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 40g
Vitamin C 14mg 71%
Calcium 71mg 5%
Iron 6mg 35%
Potassium 641mg 14%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)