Grilled Beef Heart

Grilled Beef Heart has a taste and texture that are surprisingly similar to that of a good grilled steak or roast beef. author: Sonia! The Healthy Foodie source:


  • 1 beef heart (about 1kg 2.2lb)
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Fair amount of cooking fat


  • Rinse the heart well under cold running water and pat it really dry.

  • Cut the heart open (if your butcher hasn’t done that already) and remove any visible strings, arteries and blood vessels that may have been left behind; trim off excess fat and set aside.

  • Place the heart to marinate overnight in balsamic vinegar.

  • When you are ready to grill the heart, pat it really dry once again, and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper on both sides.

  • Cut the heart in half if necessary, so it fits in your skillet (or if you want to save some of it for another recipe)

  • Melt a fair amount of cooking fat in a large heavy skillet set over high heat. Grill the beef heart without moving the meat for 5-6 minutes per side, or until a nice golden crust forms.

  • Remove the meat to a plate, tent loosely with aluminum foil and let it rest for 15 minutes.

  • Slice fairly thinly against the grain and serve.