Wednesday, September 11, 2013

{Party Food} Sausage Rolls with Quick Home Made Tomato Sauce

Here are some delicious Sausage Rolls from Daniel at Mega Bite Catering. They are not difficult to make but if you want the super easy option you can always just order them from Mega Bite! They are always popular at parties (both kids and adults). You can make them a day in advance and then heat them up when it is party time. 

Sausage Rolls

You will need:
300g beef mince
200g sausage meat
1 small brown onion, finely chopped
1 carrot, peeled, grated

1 egg, lightly beaten
½ cup bread crumbs
2 tablespoons tomato sauce

1 tablespoon flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
1/2 teaspoon dried mixed herbs or dried chives
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 Pkt frozen puff pastry sheets, partially thawed

1 tablespoon milk
Quick Homemade 
tomato sauce (see recipe below), to serve

Preheat oven to 220°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.

Combine mince, sausage meat, onion, tomato sauce, bread crumbs, carrot, egg,parsley, dried herbs and pepper in a large bowl. Mix until well combined.
Take one sheet of pastry and shape the mince mixture into a sausage and place along one long edge of pastry, do not over fill or your sausage roll will not close. Roll up pastry to enclose mince mixture. Cut roll into 4 or more pieces. Place, seam side down, on prepared tray. Repeat with remaining mince mixture and pastry on prepared tray. Repeat with remaining mince mixture and pastry.

Brush sausage roll tops with milk. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden and puffed. Allow to cool on tray for 5 minutes. 

Serve hot with tomato sauce. You can always make in advance and then reheat for your party. 

Quick Homemade Tomato Sauce

You will need:
2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced (or more, to your taste)
1 can chopped tomatoes, (canned)
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons sugar (or less, to taste)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon mixed spice
2 teaspoons mixed Italian herbs, dried
1 teaspoon Fresh basil

Heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped onions; you could also use shallots if you had them. Cook until soft, a few minutes. Add garlic and saute for about a minute.

Add tomatoes, tomato paste, mixed spice, sugar, salt and pepper. Bring to boil, then reduce heat to the point where the sauce still simmers. Add dried herbs. Simmer for 10-15 minutes. (While it’s simmering, you can smash the sauce up a bit with a hand held wizz, to break up some of the tomatoes--depends on how chunky you like your sauce.) If using fresh basil, add now.

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