A little while ago I wrote about a challenge I was taking on to try to liven up our repertoire of family meals and get out of the rut of always cooking the same things. Now that Baby Girl is eating solids like the rest of us, it can sometimes prove tricky to find quick and simple meal ideas that we all like. Call me lazy, but I don’t have time to whip up four different meals every night!
I’m going to hold my hands up and admit something here. I didn’t actually make the burgers. No, instead I entrusted the task of cooking to my faithful kitchen assistant (and husband), the NLM. Baby Girl was full of cold and was hanging onto me like a poorly little limpet, and I didn’t have even one hand free to cook. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.
Anyway, the NLM got to work making the burgers while I was on grizzly baby duty, and he tells me they were incredibly quick and easy to make. In fact, having a poorly baby intensified the situation because we needed to get food on the table fast, before she got totally over-tired and ended up in exhausted meltdown mode. From start to finish this meal took 40 minutes to get on the table – and that includes half an hour of cooking time. Not bad, I reckon.
This was a budget-friendly meal to make too, because it uses turkey mince which is cheaper to buy than beef. The other ingredients are red pepper, bread crumbs, onion, lemon and parsley (we had to use dried parsley because we ran out of fresh). The great thing about this recipe is that it’s so versatile – we made larger versions for the adults and served ours up in a burger bun alongside sweet potato wedges and peas.
The verdict? Happy faces all round. In fact (and I’m not just saying this) it was the first thing a poorly Baby Girl actually ate all day, having turned her nose up at everything I put in front previously.
Apart from being a great recipe for a busy family because it’s so quick and easy, it’s also brilliant because we all enjoyed it. Like her baby sister, Frog ate up her whole burger and then asked for seconds. I call that a win.
So big thanks to SMA Nutrition – I’m definitely going to be checking out the weaning pages of the website for more meal ideas now.
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