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Burgers So we’re gonna make some burgers. We’re gonna make them with some beef mints, some nice lean beef mints. You could also use chicken mints or some mints-stuffed fish instead. So we’re gonna keep it, the recipe, as simple as we can and at the end I’ll show you some variations for more adventurous child or even grown up. Okay, so let’s start with some mints. I’m gonna put this into a mixing bowl, nice lean organic mints. I’m gonna add in tablespoon of oats, some finely chopped onions and a medium egg. Now we’re gonna give that a quick stir. But because for this very simple recipe, I find it children sometimes really don’t like any kind of bits. I’m going to give a good blitz with a hand blender and make into a really smooth paste. Scrape off the meat from the hand blender. Okay, so once we’ve got a nice paste all set up, I’m gonna show you how to make a really quick easy way to make the burger patties. So because we’re gonna be dealing with raw meat, I’m gonna use a chopping board I only use raw meat for which this white one. And I’m going to dust a little bit of flour on to my chopping board and I’m gonna need a glass, and a blunt-ended rolling pin. What you do is you sprinkle a little bit of flour in the bottom of the glass, dust it around a little bit. And then grab a couple of teaspoons. Have a good heap teaspoon of the burger mix. Put another sprinkling of plain flour. Then give it a good all bash with the end of the rolling pin. Then if you need to loosen it with a round-ended knife, it should just drop out. I’m gonna make 10 of those from this mix. So I’ve done 3 burgers here, I’m gonna show you how to cook them in a non-stick frying pan. Because they’re made with beef mints, there’s quite a lot of fat in them so they’re also grill really easy as well. So let’s cook them in a pan. Use a non-stick frying pan. And because they’re beef mints, I use a tiny bit of olive oil but it won’t need much at all. Just a little bit just so you can move around because the flour makes them stick a little bit. And then place each burger onto the pan. Because they’re quite chunky, they need about 5 minutes on each side so that should be nice and golden. Turn the heat down so they’re not burnt but you wanna make sure they’re cooked through. Turn them over and cook the other side. Now this is the very smooth patty version. But I wanna show you a slightly more grown up version for yourself or maybe an older child who’s more confident with bits. So this mix is exactly the same base. So in it, we’ve got beef mints, the oats and the onions and also holeg. But you can see it’s got some red and some yellow peppers, and we’ve got some garlic and some nice coarsely chopped herb, we’ve got oregano and basil in this one, but any herbs you prefer. And then rather than mixing it down to a puree or a smooth paste, we’re gonna keep it nice and chunky. I’ll make the burgers exactly the same way as we did before. Keep those bits nice and visible. I’m gonna add those to the pan there. Reduce the heat a little bit. Now they’re sizzling away. So these burgers are ideal for a child that’s around about 14, 15 months. If your child is really comfortable with feeding themselves, then you can always chop in smaller pieces for younger child. But I have in mind a child that’s sitting in a table and able to feed themselves. Now you might want to serve this with a knife and fork, side them salad or potentially put them in a bun or a warm pita bread. I’m gonna give a little turn just to have a little look to see how they’re doing underneath. They’re not quite golden yet so I’m gonna give it a little bit longer. Okay, so we’ve had 5 minutes on each side and they’re really delicious golden brown on both sides and the smell is really coming out particularly with those ones with fresh herbs and hmmm delicious. So then we’re gonna serve them up with a little bit of salad and you’re gonna serve them in a bun or quite like serve them in a pita bread. So this wound one here. gonna open up the pocket, pop in a little bit of salad. Slip the burger and there you go. So these are the really simple patties, one’s been really puree so it’s nice and smooth. And then these are more grown up textured ones. So you can see little bits of red pepper and herbs and yellow pepper showing through. So fast food not junk food, really delicious burgers, simple as you possibly can for your youngest and then getting some really delicious adult, colors and textures in a more complicated burger. Fast food for little kids.