Summer BBQ

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summer bbq

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 20 minutes plus cooking

Serves: 4

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You might think a BBQ would be the last place kids could help cook, but we’ve found ours still want to be involved so have found a few bits and pieces they can do. There’s a lot of preparation kids can get involved in from making hamburgers, dips and sauces to preparing vegetables or buttering rolls.

Method

BBQ Sweetcorn

You’ll need:
4 corn on the cob
Knob of butter
Tin foil

This is the easiest thing kids can do and the sweetcorn tastes sooo good – we do this every time we have a BBQ. Simply place a cob on a piece of tin foil, add a piece of butter and wrap it up tightly.

    

When your BBQ is ready place them on the grill and leave it for around half an hour.

 

BBQ tomatoes

You’ll need:
A handful of tomatoes
Oil,
Salt and pepper
Tin foil

Again, this is really easy to do and can be prepared in advance. Get your kids to help cut the tomatoes in half and place them in a large piece of tin foil. Drizzle them with oil and season with salt and pepper. Wrap up the tin foil tightly.

When your BBQ is ready, place the foil wrapped tomatoes on the grill and leave for around half an hour. They’re ready when they tomatoes are soft and juicy.

Hamburgers

You’ll need:
350g beef mince
½ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp sea salt
¼ tsp black pepper

Add the mince to a bowl, then get your toddler to help you measure the seasoning: ½ tsp garlic powder, ¼ tsp salt, ¼ tsp pepper.

Using your hands, mix everything together then form 4 patties of equal size. We’ve got a burger press so the kids enjoyed using that. If you don’t have one just press them together and form a burger shape using your hands.

Keep them separated with a bit of baking paper while you make the rest.

When your BBQ coals are ready add the burgers to your grill and cook for around 15+ minutes (depending on the heat of your BBQ). They’re ready when the middle is no longer pink.

Burger sauce

You’ll need
5 tbsp mayonnaise
2 tbsp tomato ketchup
1 tbsp sweet pickle relish
1 tbsp, finely chopped shallot

Get your child to help you measure the mayonnaise, ketchup, and relish into a bowl. Add the shallot and mix together. Set aside for later.

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