Devils on Horseback Recipe

recipe devils on horseback with chicken livers

This is a quick and easy recipe if you only have a few minutes or if you find you have more guests than you thought! Have you made a devils on horseback recipe before? You will find it’s easy! As long as you have the livers, you will almost definitely have the other ingredients to hand too because you only need bread, spices and some bacon. This is a great recipe to use as an appetizer and everyone who likes meat will enjoy it.

Devils on Horseback Recipe: A Special Snack

Devils on horseback might conjure up a strange image until you realize this is the name given to bacon-wrapped sausages or another kind of bacon-wrapped meat mixture. Yep, that’s all a devils on horseback recipe is. No horses involved. Or devils! Serve these alongside your Christmas dinner or offer them as finger food. They are always good.

This devils on horseback recipe includes chicken livers and those are wrapped in the bacon. The finished devils on horseback are best served on toast and then sprinkled with spices for some devilment!

Nostalgic for some, this is a recipe devils on horseback with chicken livers that might have made an appearance at a special occasion such as Christmas or at another time, and stayed in your memory because of the special flavor. Simple yet delicious and offering a hint of spiciness, this recipe is always worth making.


Devils on Horseback Appetizer

Chicken livers are wrapped in bacon and presented on hot buttered toast strips. Add a pinch of cayenne, paprika and black pepper to add some ‘devilment’ to the dish and liven up the flavor.

  • Author: Victoria Haneveer
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 3 mins
  • Total Time: 13 mins
  • Yield: 24 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: American


  • 2 chicken livers
  • 6 fingers hot buttered toast
  • 3 strips streaky bacon
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Paprika
  • Black pepper


  1. Wash and dry the livers. Cut each one into three.
  2. De-rind the bacon and cut each rasher in half.
  3. Wrap each piece of liver in bacon and broil (grill in UK English) or pan-fry for 2 or 3 minutes.
  4. Place one roll on each finger of toast.
  5. Sprinkle with black pepper, paprika and cayenne.
  6. Serve them devilishly hot.

This fantastic devils on horseback recipe combines liver and bacon for a tasty, meaty and crispy result. These devils on horseback are nice served on toast with some spices sprinkled over the top. An excellent recipe for the cooler seasons or a great way to win any man’s heart, devils on horseback is such a nice recipe. Angels on horseback are oysters wrapped in bacon while devils on horseback might feature dried fruit instead of the oysters but in this recipe we are using liver because it is so good. Serve this as part of your Christmas feast or whenever you want to indulge in a hot, meaty snack.

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