The Ultimate Vegan Haggis

Post: Fusion Haggis

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  • 20 g butter or margarine
  • 1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and grated
  • 2 portobello/flat cap mushrooms, finely diced
  • 1x 400 g tin black beluga lentils, drained (you could also use cooked brown, green, or Puy lentils)
  • 1 level teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 level teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 250 g pinhead oats (it’s important to use pinhead or ‘steel-cut’ oats)
  • 1 tablespoon Marmite (or other yeast extract)
  • 400 ml veg stock (plus more water if needed)
  • 30 g sunflower seeds, chopped
  1. Heat the butter in a pan. Add the onion and carrot and cook for 5-6 minutes.
  2. Add in the finely diced mushrooms and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add the lentils, white pepper, and nutmeg and stir through for a couple of minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180°C (360°F).
  5. To the pan, add the pinhead oats, Marmite, and veg stock. Cook for 15 minutes on a low heat, stirring regularly. The mix should become quite thick, but add a splash more water if it seems too thick.
  6. After 15 minutes, turn off the heat and stir through the chopped sunflower seeds.
  7. Spoon the mix into a greased loaf tin and bake in the oven for approx. 30 minutes. To make the outside extra crispy, turn up the heat slightly towards the end.
  8. Once cooked, remove from the oven and allow to stand for five minutes. Serve with neeps, tatties, and cabbage or kale.


This recipe is adapted from Alistair at The Pesky Vegan, January 21, 2020

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