AUSTIN, Texas — Who knew 8-year-olds could be such good cooks? That was my takeaway when I first started watching “MasterChef Junior” with my own children, who aren’t nearly as capable in the kitchen as these reality TV stars.
But now that the show is in its sixth season, I’m not surprised when one of the contestants, who are no older than 13, whips out pumpkin ravioli or a West Indian lobster curry. Last year, Clarkson Potter published a collection of recipes from these young home cooks, many of which are adult-level challenging. This burger, however, is one you could make with your kids, especially now that the weather is nice enough for grilling.
Italian Burgers with Kalamata Olive Relish
Feel free to play around with substituting different kinds of sausage or meat in place of the sausage and beef. For instance, if you like the flavor of lamb, you could turn these into Mediterranean burgers by using a mixture of ground lamb and beef, and topping with feta instead of provolone. These are from Season 1 contestant Gavin Pola, who was 10 when he competed in 2013.