Haggis - a simplified recipe

neil bougourd | 25 January, 2021

            Haggis - a simplified recipe


  • ½ tbsp butter 5g, approx
  • 1 onion
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¾ tsp ground coriander
  • ¾ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • ½ tsp dried thyme or fresh, slightly chopped if fresh
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 lb ground lamb 450g, approx, lamb mince
  • ½ lb chicken livers 225g
  • 1 cup stock 240ml
  • 4 oz steel cut oats 115g



  • Preheat the oven to 350F/175C.
  • Warm the butter in a pan. Finely dice the onion and cook over a medium heat in the butter until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile take any fatty of tough pieces off the chicken livers and roughly chop.
  • Add the various spices and thyme to the onion and cook a minute then add the lamb and chicken livers.
  • Brown the meat then once it is all cooked, add the stock and cover. Allow to simmer for around 20mins.
  • Then add the oatmeal, mix well and transfer to an oven dish (unless you started with a dish that can transfer).
  • Cover the dish and put in the oven for 30mins.
  • Remove the lid and cook another 10 mins.

*original recipe