Marcus Wareing is one of many celebrity chefs who’ve teamed up to encourage children into the kitchen. Here is one of his receipes for your children to try.

Serves six


500g lean minced beef

1 medium onion, peeled and diced

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1egg, lightly beaten

50g brown bread crumbs, fresh

¼ bunch flat-leaf parsley, chopped

¼ bunch tarragon, chopped

1tbsp tomato puree

2tbsp soy sauce

2tbsp tomato ketchup

½tsp salt

½tsp black pepper

1tbsp vegetable oil

Caramelised onions:

25g unsalted butter

3 medium onions, peeled and sliced

¼ bunch thyme, leaves picked

½tsp salt

To serve:

3 slices Emmental cheese, sliced in half

1 ciabatta loaf

6tsp hummus

6 handfuls rocket, small

2tbsp olive oil


Ask your young helper to mix together all the burger ingredients in a bowl until combined.

Then shape into six equal patties and put in the fridge. To caramelise the onions, melt the butter into a frying pan. Add the sliced onions, thyme and salt, and cook until golden and sticky, around 20-25 minutes.

In another pan, heat one tablespoon of vegetable oil, then brown the burgers on both sides. Lower the heat and cook for a further six to seven minutes.

When cooked through, remove from the heat and place a slice of cheese onto each burger to melt lightly.

Slice the ciabatta loaf into six equal squares for the burger buns. Brush each slice with oil and lightly toast or grill. Next, spread hummus onto one slice and lay a beef patty onto the other. Repeat.

Spoon the rocket and caramelised onions over the patties then sandwich together to make burgers.

Serve with fresh salad.