Burns Night is coming up in Scotland on the 25th, so I figure I make a haggis meatloaf because when it comes to food, the first thing most people think of when they think of Scotland is haggis.
When reading the ingredients of what comprises of haggis, most people may be disgusted:
But in reality, it just tastes like the frankfurters you'd find in a can of spaghetti-O's, even though most people say it tastes nutty, but I didn't taste a hint of nuts in this meatloaf.
As you can tell from the video, I am not Scottish, so I confused what neeps and tatties really are. You see, neeps are what us Americans know as turnips, not potatoes and tatties are potatoes(in American parlance), not turnips! Sorry guys.
Why in the world did I use whisky BBQ sauce when BBQ sauce isn't even a Scottish creation!? Well, a 1/2 cup of an alcohol as strong as whisky in a meatloaf is way too much, so I found online some whisky BBQ sauce. Traditionally, people drink Scotch whisky for a Burns supper.
Turnips have a really bland taste, but they turned crunchy in the oven.
Here's an interesting fact: sheep lungs are a traditional ingredient in haggis(consists of 10-15% of haggis), but unfortunately, they have been banned from the US since 1971. Haggis cannot be exported to the US, so it's instead made there.
But the most important part of this video you guys should know about is who I got the haggis from. Shoutout to Nathalie Le from Facebook for getting me the can of haggis for my birthday 2 months ago(she messaged me from the Meatloaf Princess Facebook page and wanted to get me something off my Amazon wish list). This video is for you, Nathalie! Thank you!
Whisky BBQ sauce: https://www.amazon.com/Sticky-Fingers-Tennessee-Barbeque-18-ounce/dp/B00CP9V7A6/ref=sr_1_11_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1485114761&sr=8-11&
You will need:
For the cooking equipment:
A large bowl
A lasagna pan
Nonstick cooking spray
For the meatloaf:
2/3 tbsp. onion powder
2/3 cups applesauce, preferably unsweetened
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup turnips(rutabagas)
1/2 cup mashed potatoes
1/2 cup whisky BBQ sauce(see HELPFUL LINK above)
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Pinch of allspice
Pinch of salt
Pinch of black pepper
1 cup breadcrumbs
15 oz. haggis(see HELPFUL LINK above)
1. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients up until you get a firm mixture.
2. Spray a lasagna pan with nonstick cooking spray.
3. Form 2 loaves from the mixture.
4. Bake in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 15-20 minutes(if using canned haggis) or 60 minutes(if using fresh haggis).
5. Bon appetit!