20 Burgers That Will Have Kids Begging For a Barbecue
Patty-cake, patty-cake! We're not talking about sweet cakes here, but rather the juicy patties that come fresh off the grill onto a waiting bun. With barbecue season well underway and a holiday weekend at hand that's ripe with opportunities for grilling up some patties, we turned to some of our favorite kiddie chefs for their takes on the ever-popular burger. With input from Weelicious, Jessica Seinfeld, Annabel Karmel, and Cooking With My Kid, here are 20 recipes to celebrate with your little ones.
Annabel Karmel's Healthy Hamburger
Annabel Karmel's Tofu Vegetable Burgers
Annabel Karmel's Vegetable Burgers
Making veggie burgers is a great way to increase lil one's vegetable intake. Annabel's video demonstration for making vegetable burgers shows just how easy they can be. The mushrooms, carrots, leeks, and onion all disappear when mixed with Gruyere cheese, cashews, and brown rice. Source: Annabel Karmel
Mexican-Style Chicken Sliders
Head South of the border with a lighter patty recipe using ground chicken and a variety of spices. Our Mexican-style chicken sliders will have lil ones shouting ole! Source: Rebecca Gruber
Mural Meal Slider Girls
What do you get when you take the patty off the bun? In our case it's a sophisticated slider girl, complete with a pasta face, burger eyes, a string cheese nose, a carrot mouth, spinach hair and a blueberry necklace. Source: Rebecca Gruber
Who says the cheese must be placed on top of the patty to be enjoyed? This recipe for cheese-stuffed burgers will give tots, and adults, a gooey surprise when they bite into the all-American classic.
Pizza Burger Sliders
Pizza is a lil one favorite, often ending up on their list of top five favorite foods. Building a pizza burger combines the best of both worlds and is tasty too! Source: Rebecca Gruber
Catherine McCord's Weelicious Salmon Burgers
Catherine McCord's Weelicious Garbanzo Burgers
Catherine McCord's Weelicious Chicken Sun-Dried Tomato Mini Burgers
Cooking With My Kid's Hide and Seek Burgers
These are the sliders that started it all in Rebecca Coleman's household. A traditional patty with a hidden surprise (a square of cheese) for tots that make their way into the center of the burger. Called Hide and Seek burgers, you'll want to make extras for lil ones who can't get enough of the game!
Source: Cooking With My Kid
Shake Shack's ShackBurger
It might seem crazy, but burger fans of all ages regularly wait in hour-plus lines for a taste of Shake Shack's ShackBurger. Why? Because the burger is classic, unfussy, and pretty much gosh darn perfect. Trust us here, you're kids will love it. Don't live near a Shake Shack? Watch the video for the next best thing: a homemade version of this epic burger icon.
Mac 'n' Cheese Burger
Move over, Ramen Burger; there's a new kid on the block, and it packs the delicious decadence of warm melted cheese into every bite. Just leave the truffles out of this mac 'n' cheese bun burger and watch your little one's go wild, because macaroni and cheese in a bun? Why yes, it can (and should) be done!