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Warm Beef Heart Salad with Herbed Vinaigrette

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Beef heart is an inexpensive and flavourful meat that does not taste like organ meat, but rather like a lean cut of steak. It is more dense with a higher nutrient content and additional protein. Beef heart contains all essential amino acids, zinc, selenium and phosphorus. It has more than double the elastin and collagen than other cuts of meat and a highly concentrated source of coenzyme Q10. The beef heart is versatile and easy to prepare. It does well to either quick stirfry or long stewing.

  • 800 g Beef heart, trimmed and cut into strips
  • 3 tbsp Ghee or as needed
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1 pc Fresh ginger, thinly sliced
  • Black salt or regular sea salt as needed
  • Freshly milled tri-coloured peppers to taste
  • Pinch of arrowroot starch
  • 3 tbsp Red wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp Black salt
  • 1 tbsp Parsley, chopped
  • Bell peppers, radicchio, Belgium endive, as needed
  1. Trim the beef heart by removing all of the spongy and artery looking things from the heart. Slice or cube if desired.
  2. On a large skillet, heat over medium- low heat and add in the ghee. Once the ghee melts, add in minced garlic. Stir briefly. Add in sliced beef heart and ginger. Cook for 5 minutes or until the meat is medium rare (or longer if you want it a little more cooked). Season with black salt and freshly milled peppers, then add in the arrowroot starch. Swivel so that the starch circulates and is blended to thicken the meat.
  3. For the vinaigrette, combine the vinegar, shallot and salt and allow to sit for 5 or 10 minutes. Stir in the remaining herbs.
  4. Arrange the bell peppers, radicchio and belgium endive on plates. Top with some stirfried beef heart slices and drizzle some vinaigrette over. Serve immediately. | © 2018 | | © 2018 |


Balvinder 6/12/18 04:48

This sounds so very good, Angie!

Abbe@This is How I Cook 6/12/18 04:57

I wouldn't even know where to find a beef heart here, however if I did, I am sure I could find someone who would love this!

Angie's Recipes 6/12/18 09:27

@Abbe@This is How I Cook It's not the standard item in our market either. I ordered 3 from a local butcher. They are really GOOD!!

Julie 6/12/18 11:17

Though I have seen and tasted chicken heart but never got to taste beef heart..interesting info about the beef heart,Angie..the salad looks protein packed as well !!

Neil 6/12/18 14:11

That's a lovely looking Beef Salad Angie.

Kitchen Riffs 6/12/18 16:06

I don't believe I've ever had beef heart. I used to see it in the butcher case at supermarkets all the time when I was a kid; been ages since I've seen it outside of a specialty butcher shop, though. This looks good -- should give it a try. Thanks!

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 6/12/18 16:15

I am sitting here trying to think if I ever had beef heart in culinary school... and I don't believe I did! Shame, right?! Obviously I need to correct that and make this salad immediately! So gorgeous, Angie!!!! Cheers!

Pam 6/12/18 17:46

My dad would love this salad.

Juliana 6/12/18 21:21

We used to eat a lot of beef heart when living in Brazil...since we moved to US, the only heart we had was from chicken...thanks for sharing the recipe Angie, as it brings a lot of great memories...looks delicious!
Have a great rest of the week!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 6/12/18 22:19

I've never had it nor seen it sold here, Angie! Your description of it tasting like a fine cut of steak would certainly make we want to try it if I need see it though. What a beautiful way to serve it!

noobcook 7/12/18 06:31

loving the wallet-friendly cost and additional nutrients of beef heart. This hearty salad looks delish!

Evelyne CulturEatz 7/12/18 13:33

I have had beef heart, my had a organ taste, maybe not well prepared.That is one very interesting and nutritious salad though. Love presentation.

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 7/12/18 15:23

This is my kind of salad pure deliciousness!

Gloria Baker 7/12/18 15:41

You know Angie, I was the feeling you have a new recipe and coming!! Looks beautiful and delicious ! xo

Sue/the view from great island 7/12/18 16:10

I'm a little timid when it comes to organ meats, but this really tempts me, and my husband would just love it ~ only you could make it look so gorgeously appealing Angie!

Ashley@CookNourishBliss 7/12/18 20:11

I can't say I've ever had beef heart (or would even know where to find them by us!) but this salad looks delicious! Loving the simple dressing!

Nammi 8/12/18 04:26

I have had liver but never tried the heart!. sounds delicious!

Nancy Chan 8/12/18 06:03

I have never tried beef heart before. I have tried beef tripe only. The salad looks good!

Catherine 8/12/18 18:18

A beautiful and elegant salad. xo Catherine

lisa is cooking 8/12/18 21:11

I didn't know beef heart tastes like lean steak. Great to know, and great use of it in this pretty salad!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 9/12/18 11:18

My parents both loved beef heart and I sure wish I could make this beautiful salad for them!!

2pots2cook 9/12/18 14:55

Wow ! have took for the beef heart; love the idea !

Jeff the Chef 9/12/18 22:14

I've never had beef heart before!

Natalia 10/12/18 15:03

This dish looks amazing,like from the best restaurant!☺

tigerfish 10/12/18 15:39

Elastin, collagen,, I want to hv more of these in the foods we eat :P

Królowa Karo 10/12/18 19:05

I have never taste beef heart.

Tricia @ Saving Room for Dessert 11/12/18 12:54

I've never tried beef heart before but I love the sound of it. Such a wonderful combination in a hearty salad. Thanks Angie!

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 11/12/18 21:25

My hubby would love this salad, I am always trying to get him to eat more vegetables with his meat!

Pam 11/12/18 22:25

Your salad looks great, Angie! The meat is new to me, never have heard of it and will be checking it out. Thanks!

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 12/12/18 04:39

When I was a kid my mom would cook up beef hearts. I haven't had it in a long time. This salad looks delicious.

Adina 12/12/18 07:37

I do get the chicken and turkey hearts of the birds I buy here in the village, but never the heart of beef. I wonder what our farmer would say, if I was to ask for the heart. He's always (happily) wondering about me wanting to have so many bones for making soups, apparently nobody else but me is buying those. This salad looks beautiful!

fimere 12/12/18 19:27

une salade parfaite j'aime beaucoup
bonne soirée

GiGi Eats 13/12/18 03:24

Don't know that I have had beef HEART before, but I wouldn't be opposed. I am not a fan of liver AT ALL, does it have that strong of a taste?

Amy (Savory Moments) 13/12/18 12:55

I've eaten beef heart in a way similar to a roast and it was very good! This salad looks so elegant.

judee 13/12/18 16:09

Lovely presentation. Of course I'm vegetarian so I wouldn't be indulging but I can still appreciate it.

Jean | 13/12/18 16:58

Angie, I learned so much from this post. I've never cooked a beef heart and would definitely have to "study up on it" before I did. Your salad looks beautiful.

Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living 14/12/18 01:26

I grew up eating organs, but I don't think my mom ever made beef heart - looks so tender

mjskit 14/12/18 04:26

Never pegged you for one that would eat beef heart. You're always full of surprises Angie, but this one caught me off guard. Your salad looks delicious and it's got my interest. I'm going to the butcher Friday so I'll have to ask if they carry them at times. Thanks for this unique salad!

Reeni 18/12/18 01:41

I don't think I could bring myself to eat this Angie but you sure make it look good! As always!

Neha 3/1/19 19:22

This is so tempting Angie, I need to try this salad out!


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