Aldi shopper's epic two-ingredient meal hack: 'Very clever'

The clever technique is not only simple but also more cost-effective compared to traditional sausage rolls

A resourceful Aldi shopper has wowed home cooks with her brilliant and effortless meal hack, using just two items from the beloved discount retailer.

By combining Aldi's pre-made meatballs with ready-to-use pastry, the creative mum made tasty sausage rolls that have everyone eager to try the recipe themselves.

Photo: Getty Images
Photo: Getty Images

In the popular Aldi Mums Facebook group, she generously shared her simple technique, providing a step-by-step guide for fellow members to follow.

Beginning with a flat sheet of frozen pastry, she cut it in half and arranged six meatballs on each piece.

She then rolled the pastry over the meatballs, sealing the edges and brushing them with an egg glaze, before putting them in the oven at 160 degrees and baking until golden.

Yes, it's that simple.

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The Aldi enthusiasts in the group were highly impressed with the simple sausage roll hack.

"Looks yummy," exclaimed one member, while another praised it as a "very clever idea." One member even considered using it for lunchboxes, exclaiming, "Ooooh, this is clever!"

Curious about working with Aldi pastry, someone enquired about its texture compared to other home brands, which they said can be challenging to work with due to their stretchiness.

Aldi meatballs, made into sausage rolls using ready rolled pastry
The clever hack using Aldi meatballs is an excellent quick-snack solution for hungry kids. Photo: Facebook/Aldi Mums

"It was actually good," the original poster replied. "I think the trick with pastry is to use it before it's fully defrosted, not stiff, but usable."

Highlighting the practicality of this hack, another member discussed the skyrocketing meat prices and the affordability of using meatballs instead of traditional sausages.

"Used to be able to take the middle out of the flavoured ones," they wrote, "but now at $15.99 per kilo, it has become quite expensive to make sausage rolls that way."

The original poster agreed, stating, "With the prices of sausage compared to meatballs, it's not worth it, to be honest."

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