When I was growing up, I was one of the few kids who preferred a sausage roll to a meat pie. If I walked into a bakery, there was never any competition between the two, no matter how ‘fancy’ the meat pies sounded (Thai green chicken curry pie, anyone?).
And even though I’m all grown up, I still love it when I get the chance to slather some tomato sauce on a sausage roll and dig in.
My Favourite Recipe of Beef and Pork Sausage Rolls
Here’s a relatively easy recipe for sausage rolls that uses a mixture of ground beef and pork, along with some other veggies and a few herbs/spices.
Beef and Pork Sausage RollsPrint Recipe
- 1 pound of lean ground beef
- 1 pound of ground pork
- 2 slices of white sandwich bread, stale
- 1 carrot, peeled and finely diced
- 1/2 cup of heavy cream
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 1/4 teaspoon of thyme, dried
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground sage
- 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground white pepper
- 1 tablespoon of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of curry powder
- 1 egg white whisked with 1 tablespoon of water
- 2 sheets puff pastry, thawed
- Preheat your oven to 350°F/175°C.
- Break the bread into chunks and add to a food processor to create bread crumbs. Add crumbs to a bowl and cover with the cream before setting aside.
- Pulse the ground beef in the food processor until it is very well ground, almost puree like. Move the ground beef to a large bowl and pulse the pork to the same consistency. Add pork to ground beef in the bowl.
- Add the onion, carrots, thyme, sage, curry powder, garlic powder, bell peppers, and salt to the bowl, along with the cream soaked bread crumbs. Mix well with a fork.
- Cut each sheet of puff pastry in half to form 4 long sheets of pastry.
- Separate the meat mixture into quarters and roll each quarter into a tube roughly the same length as your pastry.
- Place each tube onto one of the pastry pieces and roll the pastry around the meat to fully enclose. Moisten the seam to seal the pastry around the meat.
- Cut each meat-filled pastry tube into four pieces and place them onto a baking tray seam side down.
- Brush your sausage rolls with the egg wash and cook for about 40 minutes.