Beef sausage rolls made with puff pastry – Quick, Easy and a Crowd Pleaser . Great as a snack, appetizer or Breakfast .
Are you guys ready to start entertaining this holidays. Well if you are not. Rest assured, I got you covered with some easy, doable, tasty snacks, appetizer or whatever you call them coming. Don’t sweat it.
I have a super easy and tasty treat for you- Sausage roll puff pastry. Still not convince that it is something you want to make? I am going to give you a few reasons why:
- They are super easy to make with store-bought pastry- I love the pre-made pastry; you do not even have to roll them out. How cool is that? They make it so easy for you to use them. Right now is a good time to pick these up because they are all over the place. I usually get mine for 4 bucks at Trader Joe’s. I stock up because it is seasonal at some markets. You may get it at your local super market.
- Seriously you really can’t mess these up. Sauté the onions, garlic, thyme to let the flavors bloom. Mix with the other ingredients; roll out the pastry, stuff and bake. How easy is that?
- A true crowd pleaser- who doesn’t love anything wrapped in a pastry- especially ground meat? You are going to watch them disappear right in front of your eyes.
- Can be made waaay in advance. I have some in the freezer right now. You see, am way ahead of the game- saving time to make the last minute stuff.
- Very customizable. There are various types of ground meat you can use. You can purchase sausage (pork) meat (unseasoned or seasoned) from your neighborhood market. Or use any ground meat – turkey, chicken, and ground beef. If you buy seasoned sausage do not add any additional salt.
- The last and most important they are really cheap compared to the sausage rolls you would buy at the supermarket. Try comparing the price then you would know what am talking about.
Now, if you don’t know it, sausage rolls are an Australian thing. So I am going to give you another another variation on this- I know you love variety, right? This one is made with Pork and Bacon – Do I hear bacon lovers saying AMEN! OK, It is the creation of my good friend, Nagi , an Amazing Food-blogger – her recipes are quick, easy and tasty. Her pictures is another story , it would make you literally want to lick your screen ( I confess I have done so a couple of times- Shhhhhh don’t tell anyone , our little secret) .Check it out Here! Make both and share. It’s the Season!!
Watch How to Make It
Beef sausage rolls made with puff pastry – Quick, Easy and a Crowd-Pleaser . Great as a snack , appetizer or Breakfast .
- 1 pound puff pastry- thawed
- 1 tablespoon cooking oil
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 Large egg
- 1 pound ground beef or sausage meat
- 3 tablespoon chopped parsley
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon minced cayenne pepper or more
- ½ cup breadcrumbs
- 1 beaten egg to glaze and seal
In a medium saucepan, sauté onions, for about a minute then add garlic, thyme, and cayenne pepper. Stir for about another minute or two to let the flavors bloom, be careful to not let it burn.
Place the beef or unseasoned sausage meat, parsley, salt breadcrumbs, egg and smoked paprika in to a medium bowl, followed by the sauté ingredients. Thoroughly mix until everything has been fully combined. Divide into four
Unroll the pastry onto a lightly floured board and cut in half lengthways. Spoon ¼ of the sausage mixture and spread along the length of each pastry strip leaving a 1cm edge. Tightly roll the pastry around the sausage meat and brush the ends with the beaten egg to secure. Repeat process with the other half sheet. Then proceed and repeat the same procedure with the remaining sheet. If you have only one-pound sheet divide in four. You may let it rest in the fridge for about 10 minutes to make cutting easier
Use a sharp knife to cut each roll into about 6-8 pieces each
Place on a baking pan or sheet. Freeze and when frozen remove and place in zip lock packages. They last about a month. You can bake them frozen but would have to add about 7-10 minutes more
Brush sausage rolls with the remaining egg wash pastry. Place in the oven and cook for about 25-35 minutes until the pastry puffs and crisp up and the meat has cooked through. Remove and serve hot or warm or at room temperature. Pair with ketchup if desired.