Chicken and Hidden Veg Sausage Rolls

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Sausage Rolls are a kids staple, there’s not many kids out there who won’t smash a sausage roll for any meal. We love this recipe because it’s not only SUPER easy to make, the ingredients don’t cost much and it’s also got 4 serves of veggies in there! You can also mix it up and add any veggies your kids love, or ones you want them to eat. For a middle eastern inspired alternative swap chicken mince for lamb mince and worcestershire sauce for pomegranate molasses

We cook them in big batches and freeze them so they’re always there handy for when you need them.

Ingredients:

  • 400 g chicken mince
  • 1 grated carrot
  • 1 grated zucchini
  • ½ an onion grated
  • ½ a parsnip grated
  • 4 sheets frozen puff pastry just thawed
  • ¼ cup of finely chopped parsley leaves
  • 1-2 garlic cloves minced
  • Sesame seeds to top (optional)
  • 2 eggs beaten (one for mixture one for brushing)
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 a cup of wholemeal breadcrumbs

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees, place pastry sheets out to defrost and line a couple of baking trays with baking paper
  2. In a medium bowl mix together mince, breadcrumbs, carrot, zucchini, onion, parsnip, garlic, worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, parsley & egg. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Place one pastry sheet on floured surface and cut it in half. Spoon mixture onto pastry in the shape of a log lengthways along the middle of the pastry, leaving around .5cm at either end. Lift the other side of the pastry over and join it (try not to pull it too tight as it can break). Seal the edges by pressing down with a fork
  4. Place sausage rolls onto baking trays. Brush with beaten egg (or milk) and sprinkle with sesame seeds
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until they are golden

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