With Australia day approaching I like to have a batch of sausage rolls handy for picnics or when friends stop by. This recipe is fast to put together, the uncooked rolls can be frozen and cooked later or the cooked rolls can be stored in the fridge for a day or two. Best of all they are delicious and simple Aussie party food, perfect for sharing on our National day.
If you’re in Australia how do you plan to spend Australia day this year? Drew somehow managed to book a work flight interstate for mid-afternoon so our Australia day celebrations this year might be an early walk along the beach and an Aussie themed brunch in the sun. I didn’t get out of making a batch of these though.
Ingredients for sausage rolls
- 500g lean beef mince (they also work equally well with lamb, pork or chicken mince if you would like to substitute)
- 500g beef sausage mince
- 1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs
- 1 small onion
- 3 cloves garlic
- 2 T chopped flat leaf parsley or dried Italian herbs
- 4 T Hoisin sauce
- Salt and pepper
- 6 sheets puff pastry
- Beaten egg for brushing
- Sesame seeds to decorate
Instructions for making sausage rolls
- Combine the mince and sausage mince in a bowl. Add the breadcrumbs, onion, garlic, herbs and sauce. Season well with the salt and pepper.
- Using your hands mix until well combined and divide into 6 equal portions.
- I use plastic wrap on my prep surface while I do this to make for easy cleanup later.
- Cut the sheets of puff pastry in half.
- Taking each portion of filling and roll into a long sausage to fit the half slice of puff pastry lengthwise. Roll up wetting the top surface of the pastry with the egg to ensure it seals.
- If you are freezing any of the uncooked sausage rolls you can do it now. I cut to size first so I can grab out as many as I need but you can also freeze them full length and decide on serving size later.
- For those you are cooking, cut to size and make two slashes in the pastry at the top to allow air to escape while cooking. Brush the top with egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
- Cook at 200° C for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
- Move to a rack to cool as soon as they are removed from the oven to ensure the pastry stays crispy.
- Serve with sauce of your choice, tomato is popular but we prefer our own spicy BBQ or sweet chilli sauce.
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