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Sausage Roll Recipe

Nigerian Sausage Rolls are a popular snack in Nigeria and are commonly sold by street vendors and in bakeries. They are made with a flaky pastry dough and filled with a spiced sausage mixture. They are delicious and satisfying, and can be enjoyed at any time of day. In this recipe, we will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to make Nigerian Sausage Rolls from scratch.

Originating from British cuisine, sausage rolls were brought to Nigeria during colonial times and have since been adapted to suit local tastes. In Nigeria, they are often filled with spiced sausage meat, and can be enjoyed as a snack or as part of a meal.

Now, let's get started with the recipe!


2 cups of all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 cup of unsalted butter, chilled and cubed

1/4 to 1/2 cup of ice water

1 pound of ground beef

1 small onion, finely chopped

1 small bell pepper, finely chopped

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of black pepper

1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon of paprika

1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (optional)

1 egg, beaten

Sesame seeds (optional)


Large mixing bowl

Pastry cutter or fork

Rolling pin

Baking sheet

Parchment paper


Wooden spoon

Pastry brush


In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Add the chilled butter and use a pastry cutter or fork to cut it into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Gradually add the ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and mix until the dough comes together in a ball. Be careful not to overwork the dough. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

In a skillet, cook the ground beef over medium heat until browned, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as it cooks. Add the chopped onion and bell pepper and cook until the vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.

Add the salt, black pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and cayenne pepper (if using) to the skillet and stir well to combine. Remove from heat and allow the mixture to cool.

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out the chilled dough into a rectangle about 1/4 inch thick.

Cut the dough into strips about 3 inches wide and 6 inches long.

Spoon the sausage mixture onto the center of each strip of dough, leaving enough space to fold the dough over the mixture.

Brush the edges of the dough with beaten egg and fold the dough over the sausage mixture, pressing the edges together to seal.

Place the sausage rolls on the prepared baking sheet and brush the tops with beaten egg. Sprinkle sesame seeds (if using) over the tops of the rolls.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the sausage rolls are golden brown and cooked through.

Allergy Concerns:

This recipe contains wheat, dairy, and eggs. If you have any other allergies, please be sure to check the ingredients carefully before making this recipe.

Calories Intake:

Each sausage roll contains approximately 250-300 calories.

Healthy Alternatives:

To make this recipe healthier, you can use a leaner meat such as turkey or chicken instead of ground beef. You can also make the pastry dough with whole wheat flour and use a plant-based butter substitute. Additionally, you can add some chopped vegetables such as spinach or kale to the sausage mixture for added nutrition.

Spicy Level:

The cayenne pepper in this recipe adds a nice level of spiciness, but you can adjust the amount to your liking. If you prefer a milder sausage roll, reduce the amount of cayenne pepper or omit it altogether.

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We hope you find this recipe and information helpful! Enjoy making and eating your homemade Nigerian Sausage Rolls!

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