The Speed Tower Burger Challenge and Our Rustlers Burger Hack

After school or a busy day out we have a race against time for dinner to be on the table before M has managed to consume crisps, biscuits, several slices of toast and more. I like to have meals which I can prepare in advance and finish off in minutes when we get home. With Rustlers Southern Fried Chicken Burger I can do just that. Get them out the fridge and they only take 90 seconds in the microwave. M can even cook one herself. *Collaborative Post*.

A close up on a breadcrumbed burger in a sesame bun with spinach, cucumber, tomato, pepper, onion and mushrooms

While the burger on it’s own is a good size to please little tummies I like to encourage M to fill the bun up with yummy vegetables. If there is a Parenting Tricks 101 class it is bound to say “if you want to motivate children make it a competition” shortly followed with “as long as they win or you’ll get lots of tears”. M eats lots of vegetables, but at times she needs a bit of extra motivation. which is where the Speed Tower Burger Challenge comes in.

I provide a selection of vegetables I know she will eat, plus a few new or less popular wildcard choices. She gets a point for every piece she puts in her burger towering it as high as she can handle, but she mustn’t go over the top. Every piece that falls out while she is eating is a point taken away. The wildcard choices are two points each encouraging her to try the foods she wouldn’t normally go for.

A white tray with sliced mushroom, cucumber, yellow pepper, baby tomatoes, onion and spinach leaves

The Speed Tower Burger Challenge is a lot of fun as firstly she has to build the burger perfectly and then eat it without everything falling out. Any of you who have had a fully loaded burger will know how challenging that is and how amusing to watch. It’s the perfect Rustlers Burger Hack.

My daughter pulling a funny face, about to bite into the loaded burger as the contents falls out on the table and plate.

The Rustlers Southern Fried Chicken Burger is available in a twin pack from Tesco. It is made from marinated, chopped and shaped quality chicken with a southern fried breadcrumb coating. They come in a burger bun topped with sesame seeds and a sachet of lightly peppered mayo (so you can add depending on personal preference). Each burger is 140g which is perfect for little hands and they are super useful to have in the fridge for when you need food fast. 

A close up on the burger in it's bun with the vegetable filling options in the background

Allergens warning: contains dairy, gluten (wheat), sesame and egg (mayo only).

***Disclosure: This post is an entry for BritMums “Rustlers Burger Hacking Challenge”, sponsored by Rustlers ***


  1. What a brilliant idea! I’ve never considered getting this burgers because, well I don’t know why. I actually think my kids would love this though so will definitely give them a go x

  2. We love Rustlers and have them as an occasional treat. I really like your idea of making them healthier by adding veggies.

  3. I bet Zach would love these. I am always looking for easy after school dinners and these look perfect!

  4. I love the idea of a challenge to see if it can be eaten without anything falling out, sometimes you really do need something quick and easy.

  5. Haha that sounds like a great idea, my daughter is so competitive and some days having a 'race' is the only way we can get her to eat her veggies

  6. This looks like a lot of fun and a great way to encourage little ones to eat their veggies!

  7. Love that expression and great to see how you got on. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part

  8. That looks like a fab way to encourage veggies into quite a simple meal, just wish they did veggie burgers as we don't eat meat in our house!