Last spring, I stumbled onto pictures of hamburgers wrapped in bacon. In addition, the burgers had sausages protruding from the sides, making the creation resemble a turtle. I thought these meaty little monsters would make the perfect poolside meal. Below is the detailed process to create ‘Bacon Turtles!’
Weave bacon strips. I found that 10 strips of bacon worked great!
Place the first ground beef patty on the bacon-weave. I used lean ground beef mixed with some barbecue sauce and light seasoning.
Add cheese of your choice, and prepare a second hamburger patty.
Add second patty and more cheese. I used sharp cheddar in the middle, and pepper-jack on the top.
Wrap the weave around the burger and flip over. The bacon will overlap a little bit on the bottom (but the less overlap, the better because the overlapped bacon does not cook very well).
Cut the tips off sausage links or hot dogs. Separate the bacon weave just enough to push the cut-ends into the hamburger patty. Use toothpicks to secure the sausages in place.
Carefully transport the bacon turtles to the barbecue. I recommend covering them, as the take a ling time to cook all the way through!
Carefully remove cooked turtles from the grill. I lost a tail in the process! The legs got a little charred for my taste, which is something I hope to fix next time!
Enjoy your bacon turtles! Please comment below and let me know what you think of them!