Turkish sausage rolls

41

PREP TIME

30 min

TOTAL TIME

1 h 5 min

Makes

40 pieces

* PLUS 45 min chill time
Turkish sausage rolls

Photo, Erik Putz.

These bite-sized snacks are perfect for New Year's entertaining or a post-holiday recess.


Ingredients

  • 1 onion , chopped
  • 2 jarred roasted peppers , drained and chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves , chopped
  • 2 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 450 g lean ground beef
  • 450-g pkg puff pastry , thawed
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup crumbled feta
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds , crushed
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp water
  • 2 tsp poppy or sesame seeds
  • pomegranate molasses , optional
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt

Instructions

  • POSITION rack in lower third of oven, then preheat to 425F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment.
  • WHIRL onion, peppers, garlic, paprika, cumin and salt in a food processor until finely chopped. Add beef and pulse until combined.
  • HEAT a large frying pan over medium-high. Add beef mixture and cook, stirring until no longer pink, 5 to 6 min. Drain in a strainer set over a bowl, stirring occasionally to cool, about 5 min. Refrigerate until cool, 30 min. Discard fat from the bowl and add beef mixture.
  • ROLL 1 puff pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface to 12 × 10 in. (It’s important to get pastry to this size.)  Cut pastry lengthwise to get 2 long rectangles and transfer to prepared sheet. Repeat with remaining roll and refrigerate.
  • STIR egg, feta, parsley, almonds, lemon zest and juice into beef mixture, then divide into 4 portions. Spread 1 portion lengthwise down centre of a pastry rectangle, leaving a 1-in. border.
  • STIR yolk with water and brush edges of pastry. Fold long side over mixture and roll until seam-side is down. Press edges to seal. Repeat with remaining pastry and filling;  place 4 sausage rolls on the sheet. Brush with the egg wash and sprinkle with poppy seeds. Refrigerate
    for 15 min.
  • BAKE until puffed and browned, about 25 min. Cool on sheet for 10 min. Cut into bite-sized pieces. Drizzle with pomegranate molasses and serve with Greek yogurt.

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Nutrition (per piece)

  • Calories
  • 89,
  • Protein
  • 4 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6 g,
  • Fat
  • 5 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1 g,
  • Sodium
  • 117 mg.