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The Celebrity Chef Makes Jamie’s Hamburgers in Se7en Steps – Pass It On…

April 15th, 2009 · 19 Comments

He is back, The Celebrity Chef, and he is making Hamburger’s from Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food…


After yet another afternoon playing in the pool, how we suffer(!), we needed a supper that can be pretty much made by a four year old… with little to no intervention from the mother person, who was doing the end of the day chores. Also it needed to take less than an hour preparation time from start to the table. Hamburgers it was! Now you know that we love The Ministry of Food and we keep blogging about it! If you can make his meatballs then you can make hamburgers, they are practically the same.


Go and explore Jamie’s Pass It On Site. The site is full of his recipes and videos. Thank you Jamie Oliver and in the spirit of Pass It On, this is what we do:

Meet the Players:


  • 500g of mince
  • 1/2 a packet of cream crackers
  • 2 heaped teaspoons of mustard
  • 1 large egg
  • salt and pepper
  • mixed herbs
  • And for the buns we make a batch of pizza dough from the bread machine.
  • Chopped lettuce
  • sliced tomatoes
  • sliced gherkins
  • a jar of relish for relish lovers

Let’s Play the Game:

Step 1: We put a batch of pizza dough into the bread machine and left it for 45 minutes, while we got on with the burgers.

Step 2: I think this step may have been the most fun, wrap your crackers in a tea towel. Then smash them… smoosh them… crush them…



Step 3: Pop all your burger ingredients into a big bowl. Your mince, your biscuit crumbs, mustard, egg, salt, pepper, herbs. In it all goes.


Step 4: Mix it all up with a spoon to start:


And then it is time to get smooshing with your hands:


Then roll them into a small ball and gently squash them a bit flatter, put them on a plate until they are all done. Pop them into the fridge until you are ready to cook them. Don’t worry if they are all different sizes, there are all different sized people about to enjoy this meal!


Step 5: By now your pizza dough should be ready. Cut your dough into as many pieces as you have burgers. And carefully roll them into balls.


And yes your little sister may help with this step!


Place them on a baking tray and gently pat them down in the middle. Leave them on the tray to rise while you go onto the next step…


Step 6: Chop up your lettuce, slice your tomatoes, slice your gherkins and brown some onions in the pan. Normally I would show you a photo of the finished chopped, sliced, browned goodies… but today I thought I would show you the background “noise” or “thieving” conditions that a chef has to work under in this house!


Step 7: Pop your risen rolls into the oven at about 200 degrees Celsius (400 degree Fahrenheit) while you cook your burgers… We bake our buns for about 8 to 10 minutes. They are done when they are lightly brown and a skewer comes out clean.


Fry your burgers in a dash of olive oil.


Out come the buns…


And you are done… Lay everything out on the table and let everyone put their own burger together!


Some of us like a bit of everything!!!


Thank you Hood #5 for another great feast!!!

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Tags: Monday Munchies · Quick Meals

19 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Stephanie // Apr 15, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Mmmmmm….. hungry…..

    "No help from the mother". 🙂

  • 2 se7en // Apr 15, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Hay S, wonderful to have you on our blog! He did let me slice the tomatoes – he had had enough by then and he was totally sick of people stealing from his presentation… This guy has cooked at least one meal a day for our small (!) family everyday for the last 2.5 years and would do more (little bit passionate!!!) if I let him… and hardly needs help from the mother person… except maybe a little vocal direction, when it comes to new ideas… but burgers are old hat at this stage!!! You take care, I am loving watching your spring emerge!

  • 3 Stina // Apr 16, 2009 at 5:55 am

    That is amazing! Send that boy to my house pronto! lol. How fun, though. I have a three-year old and I’m mildly terrified to let her cook for us. They let her do a ton in preschool and I know she can…but…yeah..I’m allergic to messes. 🙂

    Says the lady with the messy house. Ha!

  • 4 Aunty Muffin // Apr 16, 2009 at 6:59 am

    looks delicious

  • 5 se7en // Apr 16, 2009 at 8:43 am

    Hi S, You can’t have him – he’s all mine! I know about the mess!!! I am forever telling my kids not to mess as I leave a trail of my own personal chaos.

  • 6 se7en // Apr 16, 2009 at 8:44 am

    Hay Aunty Muffin!!! They do rather redefine a quick supper… Especially if someone else is desperate to do it for you!!!

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