Mini burgers recipe for baby led weaning

mini slider burgers in buns from Annabel Karmel

These bitesize burgers from Annabel Karmel are pretty adorable, not to mention delicious. They contain added nutrients thanks to added apple and carrot – which also ensure the burgers are nice and juicy.


  • 75g / 3oz fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 100g / 4oz peeled and grated carrot
  • 50g / 2oz peeled, cored and grated apple
  • 250g / 9oz lean minced beef
  • 1 small garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 25g / 1oz grated Parmesan cheese
  • Canapé-style mini burger rolls (optional)
  • To serve: carrot sticks, halved cherry tomatoes and tomato ketchup (optional)


  • Preheat the grill to high.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly grease the foil.
  • Place the breadcrumbs in the bowl of a food processor with the onion, carrot, apple, minced beef, garlic, thyme and Parmesan and blitz until finely chopped.
  • Transfer the burger mixture to a bowl and use your hands to shape into 20 mini burgers.
  • Place the burgers on the baking sheet and place under the grill for 5 minutes. Turn over and grill for a further 3–5 minutes until lightly golden and cooked through.
  • Serve in mini burger rolls, if you wish, with ketchup, carrot sticks and cherry tomatoes on the side.

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