Cooking with Kids - BBQ Sloppy Joes
Make dinner even more special by having the kids help cook!
My niece and nephew have been cooking with me for more than 10 years. Each week we make dinner or a dessert…sometimes both. When they were little, they would run for the step stool and jump right in. There are many benefits to having kids cook. They practice math skills as they measure ingredients and see science in action as different combinations result in cookies or cakes.
My niece has developed the same love of cooking that I had at her age. She is fearless about trying new techniques with confidence and even helps style the photos.
When kids cook, they are more likely to try new ingredients and combinations and to develop more adventurous palates. Best of all, great conversations happen as we are stirring and prepping!
If you start with a Hamburger Helper® mix, dinner will be on the table in less than 30 minutes. We decided to take Hamburger Helper® Sloppy Joe and turn it into BBQ Sloppy Joe Burgers.
You also need one onion, ground beef, Hamburger Helper®, milk, water, barbecue sauce and corn. Don’t forget the hamburger buns!
We made baked onion rings to top the sandwiches. They are easy to make and lower in calories than the deep-fried variety. The kids can measure out the panko crumbs. They also love to smash the Chex cereal in a plastic bag. Let them stir it all together.