Mock Haggis

Haggis, the national dish of Scotland, is traditionally made of the liver, heart & lungs of a sheep, minced with beef or mutton, seasoned then packed into a sheep’s stomach and boiled.  Here in Atlantic Canada, that’s not something you’ll find on the average dinner table.  We love celebrating traditional meals by putting our own unique spin on it.  This mock haggis recipe features easy to find ingredients, is simple to make at home and doesn’t require a sheep’s stomach!  It’s also finished with a sweet whiskey sauce making it very Atlantic Canadian.

Mock Haggis Recipe

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Mock Haggis Recipe

Mock Haggis

  • Author: Alain Bosse, The Kilted Chef
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


The idea of haggis can be a little scary for some, but the actual taste can still be one you enjoy. This simplified mock version uses easier-to-find and more ‘palatable’ ingredients that will please purists and newcomers alike.


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1 tbsp butter
1 onion diced
1/2 tsp pepper
3/4 tsp coriander
3/4 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 pound ground lamb
1/2 lb chicken liver
1 cup chicken stock
1/2 cup rolled oats


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Melt butter in a pan over medium heat, add onion and cook until softened, about 5
  3. Meanwhile remove any fatty or tough pieces from the chicken liver and roughly chop.
  4. Add all spices to the onions and cook for 1 minute, until fragrant.
  5. Add the lamb and the chicken livers, cook until browned then add the stock, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  6. Add rolled oats, mix well and transfer to an oven safe dish.  Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the lid and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
  7. Serve with mashed potatoes and turnips and top with Glen Breton whiskey sauce.
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 60