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

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Mini Beef Sliders

Prep time

10 min

Cook time

15 min



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

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