This was last night’s dinner for the grand kids. They generally are not burger kind of kids, odd as that may seem. I decided to try a different take on presenting the burger especially since the wine guy had purchased an enormous package of burger meat from Costco.
Well, it worked! All three kids chowed down and ate every last bite of their burger. They even ate the tomato and lettuce. The turtle burgers were served with corn on cob. It was a fun meal and easy to make. Here’s the how-to:
- Shape hamburger or ground sirloin meat into patties. Cook as desired.
- I didn’t have burger buns so I cut white bread slices into circles using a used a cookie cutter. I liked this idea better because the bread wasn’t so thick. English muffins are another option, but my grand kids aren’t muffin fans.
- Slice baby dill pickles to make the turtle’s head, tail and feet. Use any extra pickles to make the turtle shell (see below).
- Add any other condiments you want, E.g., mustard, mayo, relish.
- Top with Iceberg lettuce and add slices of dill pickles to create the turtle shell.
- The turtle eyes are small dollops of mayo with a raisin cut in half.
- Serve with a side dish like corn on the cob or mac & cheese.
This is a great opportunity to teach kids about turtles. I’ve noted a few links that might prove helpful.