From traditional beefburgers to tasty varieties with hidden veg, these perfect patties are bound to be a summer favourite. Kids and adults alike will love these brilliant bites, packed with seasonal flavours. You can even teach kids how to mix, roll, shape and assemble their very own brilliant burgers with our super simple recipes. Top off your spread with our 10 favourite family barbecue recipes and the best family barbecue desserts for roasting, toasting and dipping perfection.
1. Green burgers
Break away from beef and try something a little different. These vibrant, verdant veggie burgers are craftily packed with spinach, but we guarantee you won’t hear any complaints from the little ones. Our easy green burgers are easy to throw together and are delicious served with a dollop of ketchup and some sweet potato fries. They’re even freezable if you want to make them in bulk for a future speedy supper.
2. Sunshine burgers
Our simple sunshine burgers are definitely one for the kids to get involved with making. These little burger bites use a crispy cornflake coating to add some extra crunch to your patties. The kids can learn the shaping technique and bake up their very own delicious burgers – add on all the traditional trimmings and plenty of ketchup for a sensational dinner.
3. Tuna sweetcorn burgers
These low-fat tuna sweetcorn burgers make a tasty alternative to beef – just leave off the chilli salsa for the children. This flexible recipe is easily doubled if you need to cater for a crowd. You can also turn the mixture into meatballs to serve with pasta if you have any left over. Kids will love this classic flavour combination.
4. Mini chicken bagel burgers
These mini chicken bagel burgers are great for parties, or sized up for a family dinner. You can double the ingredients or halve them depending on the size of the crowd you’re catering for. Be prepared for requests for seconds – these mini bites are perfect for little palates.
5. Turkey burgers
Our healthy turkey burgers are a great way to get your kids eating high-fibre foods, as they contain hidden oats. These terrific turkey creations are sure to be added to your regular weeknight recipe rotation.
6. Crispy fish burgers
Upgrade everyone’s favourite fish finger sandwich and make our crispy sesame fish burger with lashings of zesty lime mayo. The adaptable recipe means you can use pieces of cod, haddock or pollock for your base. Pile on slices of creamy avocado to go with your crunchy coated fish, and enjoy!
7. Cheeseburger & chips
It’s true that homemade beats shop-bought every time, and our cheeseburgers & chips make a fabulously filling family dinner. Use lean beef mince with a sprinkling of cheddar and a splash of Worcestershire sauce for a sweet and savoury tang – leave out the chilli if the kids aren’t fans of spice. Serve with chunky chips and lashings of ketchup.
8. Cheesy veg burgers
These cheese-tastic veggie burgers are packed with goodness – not that veg-haters would ever know. Even carnivorous kids will wolf down these mouth-watering beany burgers. Try making them into smaller slider-style burgers for little stomachs.
9. Crisp chicken burgers with lemon mayo
Shun the takeaway and make your own crispy chicken burgers with a zesty lemon mayo. You can make these low-fat burgers at home in just 20 minutes. Try toasting your breadcrumbs to get that all-important golden brown crust, and create your own restaurant-worthy plates with just a handful of ingredients.
10. Falafel burgers
Our easy falafel patties are deliciously filling with a spoonful of hummus. Simply whizz everything up in a food processor, then fry your burgers until golden. You’ll most likely have the ingredients to hand languishing in your kitchen cupboards. If you have an extra 10 minutes, try making our quick hummus.
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