Mini Beef Sliders

  • 10min
  • 15min
  • 6

Mini beef patties

  • 500 g medium fat beef mince

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 10 g fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated

  • ¼ red onion, finely chopped

  • ¼ red and green pepper, finely diced

  • 60 ml grated carrots

  • 30 ml parsley, roughly chopped

  • 30 ml low-sodium soya sauce (Kikkoman)

Cook in

  • 45 ml canola oil

To make the sliders

  • 12 mini slider buns, halved and toasted

  • 45 g butter, softened

  • A handful of lettuce leaves

  • ½ cucumber, rinsed and thinly sliced

  • A handful of cherry tomatoes

Serve with

  • A handful of carrot sticks,

  • Cheddar cheese blocks

  • 1 whole white flesh peach

  • Yoghurt of your choice

  • Water


  1. 1

    Place the mincemeat in a large bowl along with garlic, ginger, onion, peppers, carrots, parsley and soy sauce.

  2. 2

    Mix well by hand. Scoop 3 spoonful’s of the mixture into the palm of your hand, to form a ball. Flatten the balls slightly to create beef patties.

  3. 3

    Heat a dash of the oil in a non-stick pan until hot and cook the beef patties for 3-4 minutes on the one side, flip and cook for another 2 minutes on the other side, until cooked through. Transfer onto a clean plate and set aside. Add more oil to the hot pan and continue to cook the patties until done.

  4. 4

    To make the slider smear each halved bun with butter and toast for 3 minutes. The toasting is optional but great to do if you have the time.

  5. 5

    Now to assemble the burger, place the lettuce and cucumber onto one of the toasted sides of each bun, adding the sliced tomatoes and beef patty. Secure with a wooden stick and place in the lunch box.

  6. 6

    In another lunchbox compartment, place a handful of carrot sticks, mini baby cucumbers. A handful of carrot sticks, cheddar cheese blocks and a whole white flesh peach, along with some yoghurt of your choice and water.

Siba’s tip…

This can easily be made into a standard sized beef burger for an adult serving.