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Monday, May 14, 2012

The Incredible (and oh- so edible!) Turtleburger!!

Handmade ground beef patties topped with cheddar cheese and wrapped in a bacon weave followed by Weinies which are inserted as the heads, legs and tails…

Turtle Burgers

Turtle Burgers

Turtle Burgers

This is NOT my original recipe, and these are NOT my photos. I don't even know to whom the credit for the recipe should be given ... whoever you are, it's great!


1 lb  lean ground beef
12  all-beef wieners, each divided in-half (total of 24 halves)
4 slc  sharp cheddar cheese
1 lb  bacon
 aluminum foil
4  hamburger buns
 condiments for burgers


Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

Make four good-sized hamburger patties, nice and round and thick. Top w/ single slice of sharp cheddar cheese (this is optional, if you don't want cheese).

Wrap each beef pattie in bacon strips, making a basket weave as you go. Cover entire pattie.

Next, take the hot dog halves and make turtles' legs, head and tail. Cut the one for the tail at a diagonal on the end, so the tail looks "pointed". In the legs, put a few tiny 'slits' in the ends, so they will look like feet w/ claws after they bake.

Line a baking sheet (with sides on it!) with foil, and place a baking rack over the foil. Arrange your "turtles" on the baking rack.

Cook for 30 - 40 mins., in your pre-heated oven.
A little crispy, not too crunchy ... just the way a turtle ought to be, right?

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