Delicious (and healthy!) homemade sausage rolls

It is hard to beat a well-loved snack food like sausage rolls but when you make them yourself it can
Recipes

It is hard to beat a well-loved snack food like sausage rolls but when you make them yourself it can be even more enjoyable. The biggest plus side of making your own sausage rolls is that you can guarantee the quality of the meat used and increase the vegetable count without even being able to taste it.

Ingredients

  • 50 grams breadcrumbs
  • 400 grams sausage mince
  • 250g mince (pork, lamb, veal, beef or chicken)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 zucchini
  • 2 tablespoons BBQ sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 4 sheets puff pastry
  • 1 extra egg, beaten
  • 3 tbs sesame seeds

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C fan-forced and then line 2 large baking trays with baking paper.
  2. Grate the zucchini and carrot making sure to squeeze any excess moisture out. Place into a large bowl before adding the breadcrumbs, egg, garlic, sausage mince, chopped onions and sauces; making sure to combine all ingredients well.
  3. Lay out the pastry sheets and cut in half. Taking the sausage mix, pale in a long narrow strip along the edge of the pastry. using the beaten egg, brush the opposite edge of the pastry. Next roll the pastry up so that the filling is enclosed. Then cut into thirds and place seam-side down on the baking trays. Repeat this process with the remaining mixture and pastry.
  4. Once all the trays are filled with the rolled pastry, gently brush the sausage rolls with the beaten egg and sprinkle sesame seeds on top. Bake in the oven for 20 – 25 minutes or until the pastry is puffed up and golden in colour. Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes on tray before serving.

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  1. Barry Ruxton

    Healthy sausage rolls? That’s a big statement. Not sure how you get healthy sausage rolls when you use pastry as a component.

    • Ruth Hoffman

      Pastry in itself is not that unhealthy. If that is a major concern make your own. Whole meal Flour, butter, water. What is unhealthy in that. By making your own sausage rolls you won’t fill them with breadcrumbs which more than compensates for the flour in the pastry.

    • Barry Ruxton

      Ruth Hoffman having been in the position of someone who was morbidly obese to now a very healthy weight I tend to get on my high horse a bit. I guess what I’m saying is anything in small portions is OK every now and then it’s when the frequency inc erases it can be dangerous. Sausage rolls and anything pastry was a downfall of mine. Pastry as part of a diet is a total no no.

  2. Barry Ruxton

    Healthy sausage rolls? That’s a big statement. Not sure how you get healthy sausage rolls when you use pastry as a component.

    • Ruth Hoffman

      Pastry in itself is not that unhealthy. If that is a major concern make your own. Whole meal Flour, butter, water. What is unhealthy in that. By making your own sausage rolls you won’t fill them with breadcrumbs which more than compensates for the flour in the pastry.

    • Barry Ruxton

      Ruth Hoffman having been in the position of someone who was morbidly obese to now a very healthy weight I tend to get on my high horse a bit. I guess what I’m saying is anything in small portions is OK every now and then it’s when the frequency inc erases it can be dangerous. Sausage rolls and anything pastry was a downfall of mine. Pastry as part of a diet is a total no no.

    • Christina Smith

      You are so right Barry they are naughty and not the best for our heart or waist line, it’s about balance. I make a lot then freeze them and just get out what we need.

  3. Barry Ruxton

    Healthy sausage rolls? That’s a big statement. Not sure how you get healthy sausage rolls when you use pastry as a component.

    • Ruth Hoffman

      Pastry in itself is not that unhealthy. If that is a major concern make your own. Whole meal Flour, butter, water. What is unhealthy in that. By making your own sausage rolls you won’t fill them with breadcrumbs which more than compensates for the flour in the pastry.

    • Barry Ruxton

      Ruth Hoffman having been in the position of someone who was morbidly obese to now a very healthy weight I tend to get on my high horse a bit. I guess what I’m saying is anything in small portions is OK every now and then it’s when the frequency inc erases it can be dangerous. Sausage rolls and anything pastry was a downfall of mine. Pastry as part of a diet is a total no no.

    • Christina Smith

      You are so right Barry they are naughty and not the best for our heart or waist line, it’s about balance. I make a lot then freeze them and just get out what we need.

    • Maureen Hogan

      We make them very occasionally, (mainly for a party or family get together), & hardly ever eat pastry. A treat now & then is not harmful

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