Only five ingredients and perfect for freezing ahead, these tasty sausage, bean and cheese pasties make a very handy stand-by.
- 500g pack bread mix
- 8 sausages
- 2 x 420g cans baked beans
- 140g cheddar, grated
- 1 egg, beaten
- Prepare the bread mix following pack instructions. While the dough rises, make the filling. Skin the sausages and roll the meat into small meatballs, about 6-8 per sausage. Heat a large deep frying pan and brown the sausages. You may need to do this in batches.
- Once they’re all brown, return them to the pan and pour in the beans. Mix to combine, then allow to cool a little while you roll the dough.
- Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Grease 2 or 3 large, flat baking sheets. Divide the dough into 12 and roll out each one to a circle, roughly 17cm in diameter – and keep the remaining balls of dough covered with oiled cling film or a damp tea towel.
- Taking each circle in turn, fill with a scoop of the bean mix and a little of the grated cheese. Fold in half, pressing well to seal. Crimp the edges then transfer to an oiled baking tray.
- Keep covered with oiled cling film while you make the rest. Brush with a little beaten egg and cook for 15-20 mins until puffed up and golden.
- Remove and allow to cool slightly on a wire rack. Eat warm or at room temperature. If you would like to freeze the pasties, completely cool and freeze in a single layer on a flat tray covered well. Once frozen, transfer them to a freezer bag and seal well.
Article and Image Source: BBC Good Food