Dehydrated Liver Powder

Add some extra nutrients to your meals

By Raeanne O’Meara

This may be a niche problem, but here goes: when hunting season comes to an end, do you find yourself with lots of liver in the freezer? Liver is one of those things that people either tend to love or hate; and even if you do enjoy a good plate of fried liver and onions, sometimes you are looking for more creative ways to put that liver to use.




Dehydrating liver and grinding into down into powder can be a versatile way to use up organ meats that are sitting in the freezer. In a few easy steps, you can have a jar of liver powder ready to add into meals like soups, sauces or any other meat dishes.



  1. Slice liver into thin pieces. (This is easier to do when the liver is still partially frozen.)
  2. Place into a dehydrator set at 145 degrees Fahrenheit to 165 degrees Fahrenheit and dry until the liver slices snap and break when bent.
  3. Use a blender or food processor to grind up the liver slices into a powder.
  4. Store in a mason jar in the fridge.
  5. Add a teaspoon of liver powder to your next meal.

Dried liver is a simple way to add a healthy boost to a meal – but while many people say that it is an easy way to “sneak” liver into the diet of someone who might find the idea of consuming it off-putting, it is important to be honest with people when introducing them to new foods, particularly in the wild game world. Adding a teaspoon to a batch of chili or spaghetti wouldn’t be noticeable taste wise, but certainly warrants giving your guests a heads up of what they are eating. You want someone to have a good experience when trying new foods and being honest about what they are putting on their plate is a good place to start.


Please note that while liver can be incredibly good for you, and is high in many nutrients and vitamins, you want to be aware that you are not over consuming it, particularly when working with it in powdered form. You know how the old saying goes, there can be too much of a good thing. Check in with a doctor if you have any concerns with how much you can eat.