Tex-Mex sausage plait

This Tex-Mex sausage plait is a delicious treat and perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy a touch of spice in their meals. The braid is made from juicy pork sausage meat and is infused with the smoky and savory flavors of Mexican chipotle paste, spicy green chilies, refreshing lime and fragrant coriander.

It is a fantastic choice for picnics, gatherings or any occasion where you want to impress your taste buds. However, note that this recipe contains pork and is specifically intended for non-Muslims. So if you appreciate bold flavors and love a good Tex-Mex touch, try this delicious sausage plait!

Ingredients

  • 450g sausage meat
  • 1 heaped tbsp chipotle paste
  • 1 green chili pepper, finely chopped
  • 4 spring onions, coarsely chopped
  • small packet of coriander, roughly chopped
  • finely grated zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 400g can of kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 375g package of ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • a pinch of dried oregano (optional)
  • Ketchup and green salad for serving (optional)

Preparation steps

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas mark 6 and place a baking tray in to warm.
  2. Mix the sausage meat with the chipotle paste, chili, onion, cilantro, lime zest and juice, and some seasoning before pressing in the kidney beans.
  3. Roll out the dough on a sheet of baking paper, with the longest side facing you, and spread the sausage mixture into the center of the dough – it should form a round mound about 10cm wide.
  4. Measure 1cm from the filling, then cut the sides of the dough slightly diagonally into 1.5cm thick strips.
  5. Lift these up and over the sausage filling so they meet at the top. Use the last pieces to wrap the ends.
  6. Brush with the egg and sprinkle with oregano if necessary.
  7. Using the baking paper, carefully lift the sausage plait onto the hot baking tray.
  8. Bake for 40 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.
  9. Serve with ketchup and green salad if desired.

Nutritional Information

kcalfatsaturatescarbohydratesSugarfiberproteinSalt
521 35g 4g 36g 5g 4g 17g 2.6g

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Tex-Mex sausage plait

Tex-Mex sausage plait

Ingredients

  • 450g sausage meat
  • 1 heaped tbsp chipotle paste
  • 1 green chili, finely chopped
  • 4 spring onions, coarsely chopped
  • Small packet of coriander, coarsely chopped
  • Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 400 g canned kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 375g package of ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Pinch of dried oregano (optional)
  • Ketchup and green salad for serving (optional)

Equipment and tools

  • baking tray
  • Knife
  • dulcimer
  • Bowl
  • rolling pin
  • Pastry brush

Allergen information

Allergens: None, unless you have specific allergies to the ingredients listed. Please check whether there are other allergens depending on the brand of sausage used and the finished puff pastry.

Storage and leftovers

Once cooked, you can store the Tex-Mex sausage plait in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, place in a preheated oven at 180°C for about 10-15 minutes or until heated through. Leftovers can be enjoyed cold or warmed.

Health Benefits of Tex-Mex Sausage Plait

Tex-Mex sausage plait is a tasty and filling dish that combines the best of Texas and Mexican cuisine. Although this dish is undoubtedly delicious, it also offers several health benefits thanks to its nutritious ingredients.

1. Sausage meat

The main ingredient in this recipe is sausage meat, which is typically made from ground pork. Pork is a good source of protein, essential amino acids, and various vitamins and minerals. Protein is crucial for building and repairing tissue, while vitamins and minerals support overall health and well-being.

2. Chipotle paste and green chili

The addition of chipotle paste and green chili gives the dish a spicy touch. Spicy foods can have several health benefits, including boosting metabolism, reducing inflammation, and aiding digestion. Chipotle paste and green chilies also contain capsaicin, a compound that may have potential cancer-fighting properties.

3. Spring onion and coriander

Spring onions and cilantro not only enhance the flavor of the braid, but also provide some health benefits. Both ingredients are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Antioxidants help protect the body from free radicals, which can cause cell damage and increase the risk of chronic disease.

4. Lime

The zest and juice of the lime give the braid a tangy and refreshing taste. Lime is an excellent source of vitamin C, which is important for a strong immune system. It also contains flavonoids, which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

5. Kidney beans

Kidney beans are rich in fiber, protein and various vitamins and minerals. Fiber promotes healthy digestion and can help control weight. Kidney beans are also a good source of iron and folic acid, which are essential for red blood cell production and healthy cell function.

6. Puff pastry

Even though puff pastry is not a healthy food, it still gives the plait a delicious puffiness. Moderation is important when consuming puff pastry as it is high in calories and saturated fats. Nevertheless, enjoying this dish occasionally as part of a balanced diet can be a tasty and enjoyable experience.

Overall, the Tex-Mex sausage plait combines a variety of nutrient-rich ingredients that offer numerous health benefits. From lean protein to fiber-rich beans to antioxidant-rich herbs, this dish is not only delicious but also a nutritious addition to your diet.

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