Sausage rolls are popular in Australia and most of us have grown up eating them, and even purchasing them from the school canteen. These homemade sausage rolls are a healthier take on the original and can be loaded with vegetables – these ones include grated carrot and zucchini. It is also a great recipe to get the kids involved with, doing tasks such as grating, mixing and sprinkling the sesame seeds. Sausage rolls are versatile, and can be eaten for lunch, dinner, as an afternoon snack, and best of all – can be included in your child’s lunchbox!
500g mince beef
2 tablespoons tomato sauce
Grate the carrots and zucchini and mix with the mince beef in a bowl. Add the tomato sauce and salt and pepper to taste. Note: Remove the excess moisture from the carrots and zucchini after grating them.
Layer the mince beef mixture onto the puff pastry as shown below.
Roll the pastry into long rolls as shown below.
Then chop into small pieces (around 5cm in length).
Lightly brush the sausage rolls with egg white and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Place the sausage rolls in the oven and bake at 180 degrees celsius for around 30 minutes.
Serve and eat whilst warm, or keep in the fridge until you pack them in your child’s lunchbox.