Jerk sausage rolls

Jerk sausage rolls

A homemade sausage roll is Marie Mitchell's love language, especially one with jerk spices. In this recipe she combines her cultural heritage with one of her favourite snacks. Ideally, you’d serve these with a little chutney, but they are totally delicious without. 

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  • Makes16
  • CourseSnack
  • Prepare30 mins
  • Cook55 mins
  • Total time1 hr 25 mins
  • Pluscooling + chilling

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  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil, plus a little extra
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • ¼ tsp fine salt
  • ½ Scotch bonnet chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp cider or red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 4 tsp jerk seasoning
  • 500g 8% fat pork mince
  • Plain flour, for dusting
  • 500g block puff pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Nigella seeds, for sprinkling
  • Mango or red onion chutney, to serve (optional)

Jerk seasoning

  • ¾ tsp ground coriander
  • ¾ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp hot chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp fine salt
  • tsp garlic granules
  • tsp onion granules
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¾ tsp ground cinnamon
  • tsp dried thyme


  1. For the jerk seasoning, mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl, then set aside. (The leftover seasoning will keep for up to 6 months in an airtight container or jar.)

  2. Heat a frying pan over a medium heat and add the oil. Add the onion and salt, then cook for 5-7 minutes until softened, stirring every so often. Reduce the heat to low and continue to cook gently for about 10 minutes until caramelised. Stir in the Scotch bonnet and cook for a further 5 minutes before stirring in the vinegar and honey. Cook for 2-3 minutes until everything is sticky and caramelised. Set aside to cool, then roughly chop.

  3. Tip the onion mixture into a large mixing bowl. Add 4 tsp jerk seasoning and the mince; season and mix well to combine. To check the seasoning, heat a little oil in a frying pan and cook a small amount until no pink meat remains and the juices run clear. Taste and season again if required. Cover and chill until needed.

  4. Lightly flour a work surface and roll out the puff pastry to a 30x28cm rectangle (trim the edges, if needed). Cut in ½ lengthways. Arrange ½ the pork mixture down the length of 1 side of the pastry, leaving a 1.5-2cm gap at the edges. Brush the exposed edge with beaten egg, then fold the pastry over to enclose tightly. Use a fork to crimp and seal the edges. Repeat with the remaining pastry and sausage mixture.

  5. Glaze the pastry all over with more beaten egg. Chill for at least 30 minutes until firm. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 210°C, gas mark 7. Slice each roll into 8 (to make 16). Put on a baking tray, glaze with more egg and sprinkle with nigella seeds. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the pastry is cooked through and the filling is piping hot with no pink meat. Serve with chutney, if liked.

Cook’s tip

Want to save time? Use 4 tsp Cooks’ Ingredients Jerk-Style Seasoning instead of making your own blend. 


Typical values per item when made using specific products in recipe


860kJ/ 206kcals



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