This recipe shows you how to make delicious crispy patties of sausage and spinach served with a tangy chilli and tomato sauce.


  • For the sausage and spinach parcels

  • 450g (1lb) good quality pork sausages

  • 1 bag baby spinach, blanched and squeezed dry

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 tsp ground cumin

  • 1 tsp ground coriander

  • 1 tbsp chopped chives

  • For the chilli tomato sauce

  • ½ onion, finely chopped

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

  • 1 bird's eye chilli, deseeded and finely chopped

  • Ttin of chopped tomatoes

  • Pinch of soft brown sugar

  • To serve

  • 4 tbsp Greek yoghurt


  • For the sausage and spinach parcels:

  • 1.

    Put the sausage meat in a large bowl and the spinach in another.

  • 2.

    Pre-heat a frying pan with the oil.

  • 3.

    Add the onions and fry for a few minutes until softened.

  • 4.

    Add in the cumin and coriander and fry for a few minutes longer.

  • 5.

    Divide the cooked mixture between the sausage meat and the spinach.

  • 6.

    Add the chives to the sausage mixture and mix well to combine.

  • 7.

    Form into patties.

  • 8.

    Stir the spinach mixture to ensure well combined.

  • 9.

    Stuff some of the spinach mixture into each patty and seal the sausage meat around to make a parcel.

  • 10.

    Fry the patties for 2 to 3 minutes on each side until golden and cooked through.

  • For the chilli tomato sauce:

  • 1.

    Pre-heat a frying pan and add the olive oil.

  • 2.

    Add the onions and garlic and fry for a few minutes until softened.

  • 3.

    Add in the chilli and fry for a few minutes.

  • 4.

    Add in the tomatoes and sugar and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.

  • 5.

    Season to taste.

  • To serve:

  • 1.

    Place the sausage and spinach parcels on the plate with the chilli tomato sauce and top with a dollop of greek yoghurt.

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