Make with kids: Mini burgers recipe

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Our special kids recipe will show you which stages your children can help with when making these mini burgers

mini burger recipe
Preparation Time20 mins
Cooking Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Cost RangeCheap

Our special recipe will show you exactly what steps your children can help with to make these mini burgers. We all want our little ones to grow up with a healthy appetite and understanding of good food and that also means learning how to make the naughty treats, not-so-naughty.

Kids love burgers and this recipe is a fun way to help them learn about what exactly goes into their favourite foods. By giving them the chance to make their own and choose own toppings, they learn to experiment with textures and flavours.

And why stop there? Now that you're making your own burgers why not also get the kids involved with making some homemade burger buns with our really simple and easy recipe.


  • 2tbsp sunflower oil
  • 8 small sesame burger buns
  • 2 ripe tomatoes, sliced thinly
  • 500g lean beef mince
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 hothouse lettuce, leaves peeled
  • 50g each of Cheddar, smoked cheese, Edam, Brie, Stilton
  • Bacon and pickles to serve, optional




  1. Mum or Dad: Fry the onions in a tablespoon of oil and simmer on a low heat until golden and caramelised. Set aside. Slice the buns in half and chop the tomatoes.
  2. Child: Using your hands, squish the mince, egg, salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl. Once mixed together, divide into 8 portions and roll in the palm of your hand to make a small ball, then flatten a little.
  3. Mum or Dad: Heat a frying pan with the remaining oil and once hot, add the burgers. Flatten again once in the pan and cook for 3 minutes on each side. Transfer to a wooden board to cool slightly.
  4. Child: Make your burger by adding your lettuce, then tomato, then burger. Choose which cheese you want and add some cooked bacon and pickles if you like them.
Top Tip for making Make with kids: Mini burgers

Try swapping beef mince for lamb or pork, or even cut breasts of chicken into bite-size chunks and grill.

Anneliese Giggins
Freelance food writer

Author, writer and Mum of three, Anneliese Giggins has been creating recipes for for the past 9 years. She has also created food-related content for household names such as Daily Mail, Daily Express and Her most successful to date was how to feed a family of 4 on £20 a week