Teasy Spider Burgers


  • 450g (1lb) lean minced beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped into very small pieces
  • 5ml (1 teasp) dried mixed herbs or you can use a
  • Handful of chopped fresh herbs a sprinkle of ground
  • Black pepper
  • 1/2 red pepper, chopped into very small pieces
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) tomato ketchup or brown sauce


Creamy Apricot and Curry Dip

  • 1 small carton of plain yoghurt
  • 15ml (1tbsp) of mango chutney
  • 5ml (1tsp) mild curry powder
  • 4 dried apricots cut up into very small pieces


  1. Place all of the above ingredients in a large bowl and using your hands mix well, making sure the vegetables are mixed into the meat. 
  2. Divide the micture into 6 and shape into burgers.
  3. Cook under the grill or on a baking tray in a hot oven or in a frying pan, turning once until they are brown and piping hot in the middle. (Approximately 10-15 minutes).
  4. Make a Spider: For the legs use thin strips of peppers, carrot or cucumber and push into your burger, you can use pieces of peppers or tomatoes and olives for the mouth and eyes. 
  5. To make the curry dip, in a small bowl mix together the yoghurt with the curry powder, then add the apricots and mango chutney. 


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Teasy Spider Burgers

Teasy Spider Burgers

Skill level:
Easy - with supervision
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Top tips

These can be served in a bap with some salad and a spoonful of the creamy curry dip, or for fun - why not make them into scary or smiley spiders!