Mini-hand burgers
Mini-hand burgers - a2 Nutrition for Healthcare Professionals

Mini-hand burgers

Mini burgers are great for cooking on a BBQ and serving at children’s parties (the big kids will want them too!)

  10499_A2Icons-Clock  Preparation time: 15 minutes

10499_A2Icons-Whisk  Cooking time: 30 minutes

  Makes: 10 mini burgers



  • 250g of high quality minced meat
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1⁄2 of an onion, puréed
  • 50g of sheep cheese, grated (e.g. Pecorino)
  • A little extra virgin olive oil, for frying

To serve

10 small brioche buns

Cherry tomatoes (sliced), sliced avocado, a little red onion, some lettuce leaves, cut into smaller pieces and a little tomato sauce


In a bowl, add mince, egg, onion and grated cheese.

With clean damp hands, mix thoroughly then form into 10 equal-sized patties. This is a great step to get the kids involved.

Using a non-stick frying pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add patties to pan and cook for 3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and cooked though. The patties will need to be turned with a spatula. Once patties are cooked, place on absorbent paper towel.

Slice the buns in half crosswise and either grill in the oven or toast lightly on the inside of the bun.

Place patty on a bun and top with tomato sauce, tomato slices and lettuce.

Serve warm. Allow your little ones to build their own burgers and have some fun. They’ll love you for it.

Time saving hint

Leftover patties can be wrapped in snap lock bags and frozen (to defrost, allow to thaw in the fridge and remove 30 minutes before cooking).

Nutrition hint

Meat is a good source of iron and zinc, which are minerals important during growth.

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