Beef Heart with Mushroom Stuffing

Prep & Cook:
Servings: 4

Ingredients
Mushroom Stuffing:
10 slices bacon, diced
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 (4-ounce) cans sliced mushrooms, drained
Beef Heart:
1 beef heart (about 3 pounds, split lengthwise)
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup oil and vinegar style salad dressing
1 cup beef broth (or 1 cup water mixed with 1/2 teaspoon beef base)

1. To prepare stuffing, fry bacon, onion and mushrooms in large skillet until onion is softened. Drain grease and set mixture aside to cool.

2. Wash heart. Trim fat and remove arteries and soak in cold salted water for half hour. Drain and pat dry with paper towels. Fill heart cavity with mushroom stuffing. Skewer or sew with string to fasten. Place in crock-pot. Add garlic, salad dressing and beef broth. Cover and cook on HIGH for 1 hour, then on LOW for 7 to 9 hours. Thicken gravy before serving if desired.