Genuine Scottish Haggis

Haggis ready to serve.      O.K. O.K., it's not genuine Scottish haggis. It's a ground beef meat loaf wrapped in bacon with a Scottish National flag perched on top. 

     Real haggis consists of a sheep's stomach filled with ground lung, heart, liver, oatmeal and other stuff. It's pretty rough fodder. It is illegal to sell lungs or stomachs here in Canada because they have been known to carry various diseases; so I tried making a sort of "artificial haggis meat loaf" with ground lamb and liver. It wasn't any good either. 

     This is a fake haggis based on our favourite meat loaf receipt.


1 lb lean ground beef
1 egg, beaten
1 onion, chopped fine
2 tsp garlic, minced
1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
1/3 cup catsup
1 tsp mustard powder
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp salt
3/4 tsp pepper
Parsley, 1/4 cup fresh 
     or 2 Tbsp dry
3 bacon slices.

This serves 3. Increase ingredients accordingly for a larger haggis. 

In large mixing bowl, combine all ingrediends except ground beef and bacon. Mix in meat last. Form misture into a loaf shape on a shallow baking pan. Wrap bacon around loaf, tucking in ends.
Bake at 350°F for an hour or so. This is good served with baked or mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables.

meat loaf ready for oven
Haggis ready for oven.

     Here are two Scottish flags to make your haggis official . . . your choice of a Scottish National flag or a St. Andrew's flag .

     First, save a flag to your desktop by right clicking and selecting "Save Image As . . ."; "Save Target As . . ." or whatever it is. Then print it out.

     There are flags on the printer friendly page too; see below.

     For a flag pole, I pasted the flag around a wood "kabob" thing. Any slender piece of wood or bit of wire would do.

Scottish National Flag

Flag of St. Andrew

Click the printer for a "printer friendly" version including the flags:
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