Recipe

Basic sausage rolls

You can't go wrong with this classic recipe. Whip up a batch of this tasty sausage rolls for lunch or dinner with the family. All you need is a generous dollop of tomato sauce ...

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 25 mins cooking
  • Makes 72
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Ingredients

Basic sausage rolls
  • 1 medium onion (150g), chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup (35g) stale breadcrumbs (see tips)
  • 500 gram sausage mince
  • 500 gram minced (ground) beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce
  • 2 finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 6 sheets puff pastry
  • 1 egg, extra, beaten lightly
  • 2 tablespoon sesame seeds

Method

Basic sausage rolls
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 220°C. Line oven trays with baking paper.
  • 2
    Combine onion, breadcrumbs, sausage mince and beef, egg, paste, sauce and parsley in a large bowl.
  • 3
    Cut pastry sheets in half lengthways. Place equal amounts of filling mixture lengthways along centre of each pastry piece (see tips); roll each pastry piece, from one wide edge, to enclose filling. Cut each roll into six pieces; place rolls, seam-side down, on trays. Brush with extra egg, sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • 4
    Bake rolls for 25 minutes or until golden and puffed. Serve sausage rolls hot with tomato sauce or chutney, if you like.

Notes

To make stale breadcrumbs, use 2-3 day old bread and process in batches. An easy way to make sure that you get an equal amount of filling mixture in each sausage roll is to pipe it down the length of the pastry, using a piping bag fitted with a 2cm plain tube. Uncooked sausage rolls keep well in the freezer for up to 3 months. Allow an extra 5 minutes when baking from frozen.

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