Light and Healthy Sausage Rolls

Friday, 5 October 2012

I have wanted to make sausage rolls for ages but don't really like eating pastry because I find it too heavy due to all the butter that it has in it. Then I discovered low fat puff pastry and thought I would give it a go. I am glad I did as it is light and delicious.

I mince my own meat which I prefer to to do as this way I know exactly what type of meat goes in it. No off cuts for me. I got my mincer off eBay for about $40 and it works brilliantly.

Serve these healthy and delicious little sausage rolls with tomato sauce as you can see from above I love my sauce.

Be careful as they are light and addictive. Pace yourself. If you eat too many you will get a stomach ache. Hmmm am I speaking from experience!

Sausage Rolls Recipe

Makes 20

250gm chuck steak minced or your can buy ready minced beef
1/2 cup dried breadcrumbs
1/2 zucchini grated
1/2 small brown onion chopped
1 small carrot grated
1 tspn thyme
1 tbsp parsley
1/4 cup melted milk free margarine
2 sheets frozen low fat puff pastry
salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 200C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.

Mix together mince, breadcrumbs, zucchini, carrot, herbs, salt and pepper and half of the melted margarine. Use hands and mix well to combine.

Cut each side of pastry in half. Divide mince mixture along the centre of each piece of pastry, shaping it into a log. Brush edges of pastry with remaining melted margarine. Roll up pastry to enclose filling. 

Cut into preferred sizes. I got between 4 and 5 pieces per log. Brush with remaining melted margarine and place on prepared trays.

Bake for 20 minutes until pastry is puffed up and golden. Serve the sausage rolls with tomato sauce.


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