Hi Lovelies,

I shared my hack on Instagram stories of adding the Aldi Australia frozen spinach to my mince as I was cooking and I had SO many requests for the recipe! I must admit this is one of my ‘lazy’ recipes but I know the boys will eat it and it makes enough for two nights plus lunches for hubby. I alter the recipe by adding a lot more mushrooms, plus the spinach and a lot more sour cream as the boys like it creamy. We leave out onion as it gives both myself and Bebe reflux! I rarely cook with onion but find this recipe super tasty without it.



500g Lean Beef Mince

500g Sliced Mushrooms

1 Packet Beef Stroganoff Recipe Base

150g Sour Light Cream (half a container)

500g Dried Pasta

1 Packet Frozen Spinach

1 Onion diced



  1. Heat oil in pan and brown the mince. Set aside.
  2.  Cook Onions and Mushrooms until soft.
  3. Microwave entire packet of frozen spinach (covered) for one minute or until defrosted. Add to the onion and mushroom.
  4. Add back the mince.
  5. Stir through the Stroganoff Mix (pre-mixed with water as per instructions) and simmer for 10 minutes.
  6.  While Stroganoff is simmering, make pasta as per packet instructions
  7. Stir through Sour Light Cream in Stroganoff for one minute of until heated through.
  8. Serve with cooked pasta.


NB: I use an entire packet of mushrooms, spinach and also add grated carrot if I’m organised.


I also make this recipe using browned sausages, meatballs (from Aldi and Ikea) sometimes even chicken! The boys don’t love beef strips so I have to get inventive. Let me know if you try making your Stroganoff with mince or adding spinach!

Rachael xx



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