21 January 2014

Burns Night Recipe | Haggis Balls with Neeps n Tatties

Burns night is fast approaching! Each year on January 25th, Scotland celebrates the life of Scottish poet Robert Burns. The highlight of the celebration is the Burns Supper which brings family and friends together to enjoy a hearty dinner and a good time. 

Although mainly celebrated by the people of Scotland, it is a great excuse to experience good food, a great atmosphere and enjoy all things Scottish! So if you are thinking to sample a little piece of Scottish culture and try out the Scottish delicacy of Haggis, why not try out the below recipe.

For those who don't want to cook a full haggis or are just looking to sample this love-it-or-hate-it food, this recipe is perfect. Creating haggis meatballs is a simple way to introduce yourselves to this Scottish national dish and is a very easy way to cook it.

Team with the traditional accompaniment of neeps and tatties for the full Burns night experience!

Haggis Balls with Neeps n Tatties


Serves: 4 

  • 1 small good-quality haggis (such as Mac-Sweens or ask your local butcher)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 125g breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 (500ml) pot of good quality organic beef stock (such as Joubere)
  • 2 large potatoes (the floury type)
  • 1 swede
  • 2 or 3 tablespoons butter
  • splash of cream or milk
  • fresh pepper


Prep:1hr  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

  1. Put the oven on to heat at 180 degrees C (gas mark 4).
  2. Open the haggis and transfer into a large bowl. Mix with the diced onion, breadcrumbs, mustard and egg. Shape into meatballs.
  3. Arrange in an earthenware baking dish. Pour over stock. Cook in the oven for 45 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, make the neeps and tatties.
  5. Peel and cube the potatoes and swede. Bring two saucepans of water to the boil and cook the swede in one, potatoes in the other, until softened. Drain and mash until soft. Add some butter and cream to both and season with lots of salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  6. Serve with the haggis meatballs and beef gravy.

At Flingers we have fancy dress perfect for Burns Night from Tartan Kilts to Tartan Braces to add a Scottish twist to any outfit!

We also have some great Scottish themed party decorations and tableware to get your Burns Night celebration in full swing.

With Burns Night only a few days away you had better get ready! Shop online at Flinger Party Shop now or head to 73-75 Gloucester Road to visit the store and pick up your Burns Night party essentials.

Will you be trying out Haggis this Burns night?