Buffalo Liver Tacos


Buffalo Liver Tacos

Wild Idea’s Buffalo Liver is clean and rich, but it's also able to absorb the flavor of a marinade. I added a bit of adobo to my red chile sauce for a little smokiness and then offset/complemented that with a vegetable pico de gallo. It’s sooooo good!


Taco Ingredients (6 to 8 Tacos, 3 to 4 Servings):

  • 1 - 8 oz. package Wild Idea Buffalo Liver, sliced into strips

  • 1 - cup milk

  • 1 - cup red chile sauce (recipe below)

  • 2 - tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 - onion, halved and sliced thin

  • Salt and pepper

  • Butter

  • 6 to 8 - white corn tortillas

  • Organic Mexican shredded cheese blend

  • Goat cheese

  • Vegetable pico de gallo

Red Chile Sauce Ingredients

  • 3 - dried Ancho chiles

  • 3 - dried guajillo or Anaheim chiles

  • 3 - cloves garlic

  • ¼ - onion, chopped

  • 1 - tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 - tablespoons cider vinegar

  • 1- tablespoons Mexican seasonings

  • 1 - teaspoon sugar

Vegetable Pico De Gallo Ingredients

  • 1 - cup finely diced cherry tomatoes

  • ½ - cup finely diced onions

  • ½ - cup finely diced cilantro

  • 1 - small jalapeno, finely diced

  • ½ - cup finely diced red cabbage

  • ½ - cup finely diced carrots

  • 1 - tablespoon sugar

  • ¼ - teaspoon cardamom

  • ½ - teaspoon each coriander, cumin, salt, and pepper

  • 2 - limes, juiced

  • Pinch of cayenne (optional)


Taco Preparation:

  1. Soak the liver in the milk for 4 to 24 hours. Remove and place on paper towels to remove excess moisture.

  2. Place the liver in a bowl with the red chili sauce and let it marinate for 6 to 24 hours.

  3. Remove the liver from the red chile sauce and place on a paper towel to absorb any liquid.

  4. In a skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil, butter, and the sliced onion. Season with salt and pepper and sauté until tender and slightly caramelized.

  5. Add the sliced liver and sauté until the liver is lightly browned, about 2 to 3 minutes.

  6. Remove the pan from the heat.

  7. On a flat-top griddle or in a pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil. Add the tortillas and cook in the oil until lightly brown on one side. Turn the tortilla and top with grated cheese while the bottom side is browning. Remove from the griddle/pan.

  8. Top the tortillas with the liver and onions, pico de gallo and crumbled goat cheese.

Red Chile Sauce Preparation:

  1. Remove stems and seeds from the dried chilies.

  2. In a pot, bring 2 cups of water to a boil and add the dried chiles, garlic cloves, and onion. Cover and remove the pot from the heat, allowing the chiles to soften for 1 hour.

  3. Return the pot to the stove over high heat, heating until small bubbles break the surface.

  4. Pour the liquid and the vegetables into a blender and add the remaining ingredients. Purée until smooth, adding more hot water if needed.

  5. Strain the red chile sauce through a strainer to remove any chile skins.

  6. Season to taste. Serve warm or room temperature

Pico De Gallo Preparation:

  1. Toss all ingredients together. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

Recipe Notes

For a super quick short cut, you could substitute purchased red chili sauce and pico de gallo


  • Posted on by Jody

    I just ordered the liver and made liver, bacon and onions tonight. OH MY. It was unbelievably delicious! The iron and flavor was amazing I will definitely add more to my next order! Love you guys!

  • Posted on by jill

    Elisa. Thank you for catching my mistake. Recipe has been adjusted. :)

  • Posted on by Elisa

    The milk isn’t mentioned. Is that for a pre-soak, before the marinade?

  • Posted on by Jackson

    My Father was a big fan of liver & onions, I bet he would have liked it served up this way. I’ll have to give it a try in his honor.

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