Healthy Sausage Rolls & Sauce
Homemade Healthy Sausage Rolls with Beef & Vegetables, healthier than store bought and packed with veggies.
½ tablespoonextra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely diced
1 onion, finely diced
1 celery stalk, finely diced
1 medium carrot, finely diced
150g bacon, finely diced
500g mince, beef or pork
¾ cup / 40g panko breadcrumbs
salt & pepper to season
1 egg, lightly whisked
2½ sheets puff pastry
Add the oil to a large frypan over medium-high heat and sauté the garlic, onion, celery & carrot for 2 minutes. Add the bacon and cook a further 2 minutes, stirring. Pour into a large bowl and set aside to cool slightly for 10 minutes.
Stir in the mince, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper until well combined (I found it easier to use my hands for this).
Lay out a sheet of pastry and cut in half. Take one half, brush egg along the long side. Get ⅕ of the mixture and shape it down the middle of the pastry, pressing meat down slightly. Roll up and finish with the seam at the bottom. Repeat with remaining sheets of pastry and place in the fridge for an hour. (this will make it easier to cut)
Preheat oven to 180°C.
Cut each roll into 5 pieces and brush with egg. Place onto baking trays lined with baking paper and bake for 30-35 minutes. Rotate the trays as they cook so they all brown evenly.
Cool slightly on trays then serve with tomato sauce.
Panko breadcrumbs gives a lighter filling, if you are using regular breadcrumbs just use ½ cup.
You can grate the vegetables if you like and even leave out the carrot altogether.