Monday, June 28, 2010

Superfood Sausage Rolls

In my world, sausage rolls can indeed be pretty super. I have modified this recipe to include ground flaxseed and chia breadcrumbs for their omega-3 content. Cannelini beans add fibre and protein. Puree carrot boosts the vitamin and fibre value further, not to mention the flavour. And of course, lean beef mince packs a punch with iron, a very important nutrient for toddlers.

These sausage rolls would be suitable from 10mths as a finger food. Or larger rolls can be made to suit adult tastes.

Unfortunately, they didn't last long enough for me to photograph.

Superfood Sausage Rolls
1 onion, finely diced
1 egg
1/2 cup puree carrot
2 tbsp tomato sauce
1/2 tsp mixed Italian herbs
1 cup fresh breadcrumbs (homemade with wholemeal chia bread)
2 tbsp organic golden flaxmeal
400g can cannelini beans, drained and mashed
500g lean beef mince
Salt and pepper to taste
2-3 sheets of reduced fat puff pastry
1 egg extra, beaten for use as eggwash

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl
  2. Mix thoroughly with clean hands
  3. Halve pastry sheets and fill with meat mix before rolling into sausage roll
  4. Place large sausage rolls onto baking paper lined tray and brush with eggwash
  5. Bake in preheated 180 degree oven for 30-40minutes or until golden brown
  6. Makes 5-6 large sausage rolls. Slice into single portions when cooked and serve with side salad. Smaller rolls can also be made if preferred.

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