Redneck Turtle Burgers

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

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Terrie Hoelscher Recipe
Well Seasoned
Harper's Ferry, WV
Member Since Sep 2010
Terrie's notes for this recipe:
This is NOT my original recipe, and these are NOT my photos. I have no claim on this, other than to say that I received it in an email from my father-in-law, and thought it was cute as all get-out, and wanted to share. I don't even know to whom the credit for the recipe should be given ... whoever you are, it's adorable! And thank you, Father-In-Law Vince, for the email! :o)
Thought it'd be a cute idea for you to try, if you're grilling for 4th of July this weekend. ha! Good luck!
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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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user Terrie Hoelscher Blessed1 - Jun 30, 2011
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user Wendy Rusch snooksk9 - Jun 30, 2011
OMG I didn't know what to expect when I opened this those are crazy! Adults and Kids will love them! to cute!
user Anna Sciancalepore Antoniello CiaoBella - Jun 30, 2011
At first glance I thought they were real! LOL These look great. I hope to try these soon. :D
user Terrie Hoelscher Blessed1 - Jun 30, 2011
Thought the turtles were real turtles??? hahaha! That's cute.
Yep, I thought they were cute as heck. Hope I don't get my hand slapped by anyone for using this recipe, since it's not mine, and I can't cite the owner, since I don't know. I just thought they were too cute not to share! haha!
user Anna Sciancalepore Antoniello CiaoBella - Jun 30, 2011
Around here nothing is off limits! LOL Squirrel, possum, rabbits...etc. But I think I need more coffee this morning to open my eyes a little better. LOL I think you're safe because you clearly stated this is not your recipe and not claiming it for your own.

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