If you think all sausage rolls are the same, you’d be wrong. Like, REALLY wrong. This caramelised onion sausage rolls recipe is taking sausage rolls to a whole new level of deliciousness thanks to the addition of sweet and luscious caramelised onion. Best of all it’s really easy to do yourself, come see how!
When Australian Onions are flavour bombs
I’ll be the first to tell you that you should never underestimate the power of an onion. An unsung hero of any family pantry, these delicious flavour bombs deliver layer upon layer of flavour and are as versatile as they come.
For this sausage rolls recipe, Australian Onions really are the jewel in the crown as you slowly cook the onions down to a sweet, jammy and delicious caramelised onion.
Caramelised onion sausage rolls recipe: what you need
Most of the ingredients required for this sausage rolls recipe you’ll probably have in your pantry already, just make sure you choose two large and plump onions!
RECIPE ACTION: Watch below to see just how easily this caramelised onion sausage rolls recipe comes together and then scroll down below for the recipe details.
Caramelised onion sausage rolls recipe
Makes: 36 mini sausage rolls
- 20g butter
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 brown onions, thickly sliced
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 2 fresh thyme sprigs, leaves removed
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 ½ tbsp white wine vinegar
- ¼ cup beef stock
- 500g sausage mince
- 250g pork & veal mix mince
- 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs made from stale bread
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- Salt and pepper
- 3 sheets puff pastry, just thawed
- 1 egg, extra to wash with
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- Melt butter and oil in a frying pan over medium-low heat. Add the sliced onion and cook, stirring occasionally for 20 minutes or until the onion softens and begins to caramelise.
- Add the garlic, thyme and sugar. Stir for one minute or until well combined. Add the vinegar and stock, stirring in. Let cook for a further 10 to 15 minutes or until the liquid evaporates and the onion is very soft. Set aside to cool slightly.
- Prepare two baking trays, lining them with baking paper and preheat the oven to 200°C.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together sausage mince, pork and veal mix mince, caramelised onions, breadcrumbs, and whisked egg. Using clean hands, combine the mixture completely. Season with salt and pepper.
- Take your partially thawed puff pastry sheets and with a knife, cut them in half so that each square is now two long rectangles. Divide the meat mixture evenly between each rectangle, placing it in a log formation down the centre of each piece.
- Use a pastry brush to brush one pastry edge with water and fold each pastry side over the meat mixture to seal it. Repeat for all pieces of pastry.
- Using a sharp knife, cut each sausage roll log into six small sausage rolls and place them on the prepared oven tray.
- Brush over the mini sausage rolls with the beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake in the hot oven for 30 minutes or until golden and cooked through, swapping the trays over halfway through for even cooking and browning. YUM!
- Perfect for picnics, school lunch boxes, grazing boards and weekend lunches, this caramelised onion sausage rolls recipe will be a hit with any crowd and a regular on your recipe rotation!
More than just a humble onion, these smooth-skinned powerhouse vegetables deserve to be the star of the show, eaten more often and featured in more of your family cooking recipes (especially considering how budget-friendly they are)!
For even more cooking inspiration and recipes – including gorgeous quiche, dips and sensational soup – check out Australian Onions.