Bacon, Ground Beef & Hot Dog Turtle Burgers
Individual Turtle Burger Recipe:
1/4 - 1/3 lb fresh ground beef patty
4-5 slices bacon
2 slices sharp cheddar cheese
3 whole hot dogs
Start each of these artery clogging turtles by forming fresh ground beef patties ( meat can’t be frozen as you’ll see later ). Add a layer of cheddar cheese slices. Then make the “turtle shell” by weaving bacon strips as an outer wrapping similar to the way some pie crust tops are weaved together.
Next, cut the hot dogs in half leaving six sections of your favorite beef / pork / poultry combination mystery meat to use in adding some realistic gastro artistic touches. Poke round openings into the bacon shell turtle burgers and insert the hot dog pieces to act as a head, tail and legs. Then cut small slits into the ends of each leg to look like toes ( that’s the really creative part sure to impress your party guests ).
Bake on a rack for 20-30 minutes in a 400 degree oven covered loosely in aluminum foil. Grab some ice cold beers from your home bar.