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Sausage, Bean and Cheese Melts

April 11, 2020 by Chris Collins

With just 4 ingredients, these Greggs style Sausage, Bean and Cheese Melts truly couldn’t be easier to make!

3 slices stacked on each other with beans spilling out

Homemade Sausage, Bean and Cheese Melts

Sorry, but this had to be done 😂It was only a matter of time before these beauties made it to the blog!

If you’re reading this from outside the UK, please, let me very quickly bring you up to speed. Popular bakery in the UK, sell pastries stuffed with cheese, sausages and beans, here is my take on them. There, done 🤣Friends from the UK, as you were.

Truth of the matter is these are delicious and making them at home couldn’t be easier. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Puff Pastry (store bought)
  • Can of Sausages & Beans
  • Cheese
  • Egg (for egg wash)

That’s it! Plus it’s all gonna go down in under 30minutes. Follow me.

overhead shot of two hands splitting open slice on parchment paper

Making Sausage, Bean and Cheese Melts

Potentially one of the easiest recipes I’ve uploaded to the blog. Here’s a couple of tips to get you going:

  • You’ll need to drain off most of the bean sauce before plonking on the pastry, otherwise it’ll leak out too much when baking.
  • Slice the sausages in half, just to distribute the filling more evenly.
  • Firmly crimp down the edges with a fork to ensure the slices stay intact.

Once you’ve stacked and folded the slices you’ll want to give them a good brush of egg wash, just to give them a nice golden finish.

Slice a couple of steam holes on top then throw them (and by throw I mean carefully place) them in the oven to bake!

How to make sausage, bean and cheese slices - 7 step by step photos

Tins of sausages and beans are commonly found in the UK, and I believe in the US you’re looking for cans of ‘Pork and Beans’. If you can’t get your hands on any feel free to add cooked sausage, or just use beans! Cheese non-negotiable 😏

Can these be made ahead of time?

Yep! Perfect for freezing as well. I’ve added some more info on this in the recipe card below.

If you’re looking for similar recipes definitely check out my Cheese & Bacon Turnovers and Cheese & Onion Pasties!

For more similar recipes gives these a ganders too:

Savoury Puff Pastry Recipes

Alrighty, let’s tuck into the full recipe for these sausage, cheese and bean melts shall we?!

closeup shot of beans spilling out of stacked slices

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How to make Sausage, Bean & Cheese Melts (Full Recipe & Video)

3 slices stacked on each other with beans spilling out

Sausage, Bean & Cheese Melts

With just 4 ingredients, these Greggs style Sausage, Bean and Cheese Melts truly couldn't be easier to make!
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Course: Lunch
Cuisine: British
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings (click & slide): 4
Calories: 664kcal
Cost per serving: £1 / $1

Equipment:

  • Sharp Knife
  • Baking Tray
  • Small Pot & Brush (for egg wash)
  • Fork & Spoon
  • Grater

Ingredients (check list):

  • 1 sheet of Puff Pastry (see notes)
  • 1x 14oz/400g can of Baked Beans & Sausages, sausages sliced in half
  • 3/4 cup / 75g Sharp Cheddar Cheese, grated (or as needed)
  • 1 Egg, beaten for egg wash
  • Flour (optional)
  • Butter/Oil Spray, to grease pan (optional)

Instructions:

  • Roll out pastry in the parchment paper it comes in or on to a lightly floured surface. Slice in half both ways to create 4 smaller rectangles.
  • Evenly split your beans & sausages and place to one side of each rectangle. Make sure you drain away most of the sauce (depending on which brand you use may not need to do this). See video for consistency, otherwise they'll leak out too much.
  • Top each dollop of beans & sausages with a pinch of cheese., then gently fold over each rectangle to contain the filling.
  • Use a fork to firmly crimp down the edges, then neaten up with a knife. Space each slice onto a greased baking tray (or on parchment paper) and brush each slice with egg wash. Use your knife to slice 3 small steam holes in the top, then pop in the oven at 200C/390F for 15-20mins, or until golden.
  • Leave to rest for a few mins (they'll be scorching hot in the centre) then tuck in!

Quick 1 min demo!

Notes:

a) Puff Pastry - The size you want the pastry (before dividing in 6) is 14"x9" (35.5cmx22cm). The weight of each pastry sheet (before dividing) is 320g/11.3oz, so if you are buying puff pastry that is not pre rolled (i.e a slab of pastry) make sure you are using that much weight and roll out to the dimensions above.
b) Beans & Sausages - Commonly sold in the UK. You can just use beans, you can also cook up your own sausages and place some very small slices in there.
c) Make Ahead/Freeze - You can make these ahead of time up until before OR after baking. If you're fully baking just allow to cool then cover and store in the fridge (2-3days) or freezer (1 month+). Thaw if stored in the freezer and bake at 180C/356f until piping hot again through the centre. If you're making up until before they go on the oven, just tightly cover and store in the fridge or freezer, then thaw and bake at the suggested temp and time in the recipe.
d) Calories - per slice, slight over estimate as not all the bean sauce and egg are used:

Nutrition:

Nutrition Facts
Sausage, Bean & Cheese Melts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 664 Calories from Fat 364
% Daily Value*
Fat 40.46g62%
Saturated Fat 12.568g63%
Trans Fat 0.25g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.605g
Monounsaturated Fat 20.241g
Cholesterol 176mg59%
Sodium 362mg15%
Potassium 400mg11%
Carbohydrates 57.11g19%
Fiber 6.7g27%
Sugar 8.59g10%
Protein 17.98g36%
Vitamin A 435IU9%
Vitamin C 3.1mg4%
Calcium 212mg21%
Iron 3.05mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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11 Comments

  • Reply
    Ashley
    April 13, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    5 stars
    Well, I have beans, sausages, and cheese. I just added puff pastry and eggs to my grocery delivery! I am going to attempt to bake these, because I think they will be life changing!

  • Reply
    Roxana
    April 11, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    5 stars
    What a simple and easy recipe. Has all the popular ingredients in it. Going to try with turkey sausage.

  • Reply
    Danielle
    April 11, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    5 stars
    It is amazing how such a delicious recipe as this one needs only 4 ingredients. I would love to make a collection of easy recipes for those times when you need something delicious but don’t have time for it!

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      April 12, 2020 at 10:50 am

      Thanks Danielle! Can’t beat a 4 ingredient recipe can you?!

  • Reply
    Jen
    April 11, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    5 stars
    It is a homemade hot pocket! So awesome.

  • Reply
    Julie
    April 11, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    I totally get why this Is comfort food!

  • Reply
    Andrea Metlika
    April 11, 2020 at 8:57 pm

    5 stars
    These are perfect pockets the entire family can enjoy. The kids are going to love eating these.

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