Little ones can help form the meat mixture into patties and insert the mozzarella 'surprise'
1 courgette, grated and excess water squeezed out
500g lean minced beef
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon sun-dried tomato puree
8 mini mozzarella balls or 125g mozzarella cut into 8 equal pieces
Cold pressed sunflower oil for frying
Salt and freshly ground black pepper (optional)
Place the courgette, beef, garlic, oregano and sun-dried tomato puree in a large bowl. Season and, using your hands, mix all the ingredients together to combine.
Divide the mixture into 8 even-sized balls and flatten with the palm of your hand. Place a mozzarella ball or piece in the middle of each patty and reshape the balls so the cheese is hidden in the middle of the burger.
Brush a large non-stick frying pan with oil and cook the burgers on a low heat for about 5 minutes on each side - cook in batches if they don't all fit m one pan.
Serve the burgers in mini buns, with lettuce, sliced tomatoes, red onion rings and slices of avocado.
Pasta Bolognese is a childhood classic so we've worked hard to make sure ours passes the toddler taste test. To make it extra special we've used macaroni pasta, which is just the right size for little hands and mouths, and we've topped it with a beef and pork mince, lentil and herb tomato sauce, which contains 4 different types of veg. This meal is always a huge hit with our discerning panel of Tiny Tasters.