This incredibly good Thermomix recipe for Sausage Rolls can really save your dinner party or your lunch box!
Sausage Rolls are savoury pastries generally made of sheets of puff pastry formed around sausage meat and then glazed with egg or milk before baking. However this recipe is a "super" sausage recipe, as the author herself called it. :-) In fact it is made of minced meat and vegetables!
The recipe has been kindly sent by Lonnie Bedson from Australia but I added some passages in the method to better adapt it for Thermomix ;-). Lonnie told me: "This recipe came about as I always try to sneak vegetables into the kids and they love sausage rolls".
I find it a great idea! Our kids do not always eat vegetables with great pleasure. I must admit my daughters are very fond of them instead! Maybe because I immediately started giving them veggies. However they still do not like when "green pieces" are in their dishes. They loved sausage rolls because vegetables were pretty disguised in the mixture with meat. They asked me to prepare lots of them for the next birthday party! :-)
They are very easy to prepare especially if you are using a ready-to-cook puff pastry. However I suggest you prepare your own Puff Pastry with Thermomix which is very quick to make.
A vegetarian could replace meat with a vegetable alternative like tofu, seitan or soy meat.
Another great idea coming from Lonnie is using the mixture to prepare simple meatballs!! Here's what she said: "You can omit the pastry and simply roll mince mixture into ping pong size balls and bake at 200°C for 20 Min. (turning after 10) on lined baking sheet and voilà, you have healthy baked meatballs :) The cooked meatballs also freeze well".
Well what are you waiting for? These sausage rolls are very good for a party, and can be served together with other delicacies like the Mini Pizzas with Zucchini and Cherry Tomatoes, the Salty Mini Tarts, the Mini Pizzas with Cherry Tomato and Gorgonzola Cheese, the Vol Au Vent filled with Tuna Mousse and lots of tarts.
Ingredients- 1 kg Mince
- 1 Onion
- 1 or 2 cloves Garlic
- 1 cup to two cups of shredded or grated Veggies
- 2 tbs Fresh Herbs of choice (parsley thyme rosemary etc) (or 2 tsp if dried herbs)
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 to 1 cup or so of Breadcrumbs
- Salt and Pepper
- Any flavourings you like (tsp grainy mustard, worchestire sauce etc)
- 1 pack (6 sheets) Ready Rolled Puff Pastry (or your homemade Quick Puff Pastry)
- Milk for brushing
How to prepare Sausage Rolls: Thermomix RecipeChop all the vegetables and add onion and garlic and fresh herbs in your Thermomix for 4-5 Sec. Speed 4 to small pieces.
Place mince, egg, seasoning, flavouring of choice in the bowl too.
Add in breadcrumbs/oats in handfuls and mix until your mixture comes together and feel moist but not really sloppy, using Speed 1 or 2 to amalgamate.
Cut each sheet of pastry in half and make log with mince down centre of each piece of pastry length ways.
Not too much though you need to be able to roll up the pastry and mince into logs so that the edges of pastry overlap slightly.
Brush the edges that overlap with milk and place on chopping board seam side down. Cut into desired lengths and place on lined baking sheet.
Prick tops of rolls gently with a fork and brush the tops with milk. Bake at 200°C for 20 Min for cocktail size. (Bigger ones will take longer).
Serve with your favourite sauce.
Lonni's suggestionsYou can use all sausage mince if you want but I use lean beef mince or half and half.
Use whatever you have going limp in the bottom of the crisper - carrot, broccoli, celery, parsnip spinach, mushrooms, zucchini etc.
You can use blitzed up rolled oats which are cheap and make it more filling and do not affect the taste or texture instead of breadcrumbs.
Note: uncooked rolls can be frozen. Wrap well in cling film and freeze. Thaw in fridge over night and bake as per above. For ease I freeze uncut and then cut them when I go to bake them.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to flavourings. You can use different types of mince - lamb, turkey, chicken etc. I have added finely chopped bacon and BBQ sauce to the mix and they were delicious.
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