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    Homemade Mini Burgers in Pitta Pockets

    Children will love these colourful mini burgers, which are made with red and yellow peppers for extra flavour and texture.

    • Children's
    • Preparation time: 15 minutes
    • Cooking time: 15 minutes
    • Total time: 30 minutes 30 minutes

    Makes: 8


    • 500g pack Waitrose Ground Beef, typically 10% fat
    • 1 small red pepper, deseeded and finely chopped
    • 1 small yellow pepper, deseeded and finely chopped
    • 4 salad onions, finely chopped
    • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 pack Waitrose Picnic Pittas
    • Romaine lettuce leaves
    • Cherry tomatoes
    • Tomato ketchup


    1. Light the barbecue or preheat the grill to high. Place the ground beef in a bowl and stir in the chopped peppers, salad onions and Worcestershire sauce. Season and mix well to combine. Divide the mixture into 8 and shape into small burgers.
    2. Cook the burgers on the barbecue for 10-15 minutes, turning once, or under the grill for 5-7 minutes on each side until the burgers are cooked through and there is no pink meat.
    3. Warm the pittas on the barbecue or under the grill, then make a slit along one side and open up to form a pocket. Stuff with lettuce and chopped cherry tomatoes, then add a burger. Serve straight away, with tomato ketchup.

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    Cook's tips

    Make with pork, lamb or turkey mince as an alternative.

    Additional information

    Serve a maximum of 2 burgers per child. Our children's recipe cards provide 50 per cent or less of the Guideline Daily Amount (GDA) of calories, fat, saturated fat, salt and sugar for children aged 5-10 years.

    Serving tips

    To Follow: These scrumptious mini burgers deserve to be followed by a treat of Waitrose Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice Lollies. Children will love their zesty, fruity flavour.


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