Burger Making

burgersWe made burgers, actually no we did a burger making experiment.

I bought two types of mince meat, beef and turkey. I got out a variety of ingredients, seasonings and some cheeses. Then I gave the kids a bowl each and we made burgers.

Ok we did discuss it all a little, like which flavours went well together. I found they understand best when we talked about food by countries. So Italian burgers had basil or oregano in them and maybe some Parmesan or mozzarella. The Spanish burgers were seasoned with paprika and a little cumin the Indian ones with Patak’s Tikka paste, bit of a staple in our house hold. This way I ensured we didn’t end up with inedible burgers, you know the ones with a bit of everything in.

We mixed a bit of mince with the flavours we selected then patted them into little discs using our hands. We made our patties small, a bite size so we could try lots of different ones. I cooked them on trays in the oven to start with, about 10 minutes, to ensure they kept their shape and then finished them under the grill to give colour.

Served with bread and salad, the kids loved them and we all got to choose our favourites from our wide selection.027


  1. Emma July 23, 2013 / 10:10 pm

    I like the sound of all of those combinations, but would definitely choose the Spanish one! It’s that Papika, I love it! :)

  2. The local traveler July 24, 2013 / 11:26 am

    Yum! What a great way to teach your kids about cooking (and also have a lot of fun!)

  3. Lindsay September 2, 2013 / 4:14 am

    Such a great idea! And they sound delicious:)

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