The Cooking Stop: Burger and Fries

27 Mar, 2024

Getting our young people to cook for themselves is about motivation as much as anything. When we’re motivated to do something, it’s surprising how much we can achieve, and what could be more motivating than a juicy burger and fries, especially with cheese?

This recipe is easy with everything cooked in a double tray air fryer.

Serves 1


1 Brioche Roll

1 Slice of Cheese

1 Slice of Back Bacon

1 Beef Burger

10 Potato Fries


Per Serve: 677 calories, 44g fat (18g saturated fat), 135mg cholesterol, 1044mg sodium, 43g carbohydrates (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 28g protein.


  1. In one tray of the Air fryer put the beef burger and bacon on air fry mode (160C/320F) for 8 minutes.
  2. In the other tray, put fries on air fry mode (200C/380F) for 8 minutes.
  3. Once burger and bacon have finished cooking,
    • Slice brioche bun in half and put burger on one half of the bun
    • Put cheese slice on top of the burger
    • Put bacon on top of the cheese slice
    • Put other half of the bun on top and put on plate
  4. Put fries on the plate and serve.

Watch this YouTube video where I show you the method my daughter uses.

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You can add ketchup, relish or a pickle to your burger. The fries can be swapped out for whatever you like, sweet potato fries or potato wedges.


My daughter likes cooking but for foods she is highly motivated to eat, her enthusiasm knows no bounds. This is a recipe she finds easy to make, and she prefers sweet potato fries.

I’d love to hear your feedback on how your young person found making this recipe.

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