• 1tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 1 Onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 400g Lean minced beef
  • 1tbsp Parsley, chopped
  • 1 Chicken stock cube, finely crumbled
  • 1 Apple, peeled and grated
  • 1 Egg, lightly beaten
  • 50g Breadcrumbs
  • 1tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • A little plain flour
  • Butter or margarine and yeast extract for grilling
  • Peas, tomatoes, cheese and cooked spaghetti for decoration


  • STEP 1

    Sauté the onion in oil until soft. In a mixing bowl, combine the onion with all the ingredients, except the flour.

  • STEP 2

    With floured hands, form the mixture into 8 burgers. Dot with a little margarine and Marmite and grill for 4 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Alternatively, fry in a little hot oil for 3 minutes each side or until cooked through.

  • STEP 3

    Decorate with peas for eyes, cheese for noses and tomato slices for mouths. Arrange the spaghetti around burgers for hair.

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Taken from Complete Family Meal Planner, Ebury Press