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Huevos de Tortugas

GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,672
edited October 2012 in EggHead Forum

One more post from last weekends river trip. We were sitting around Saturday, TX/OU game had just started and I got out all the stuff to make some Turtle Eggs. Well, as I'm making them, Mrs. O said something along the lines of "We should put some chorizo in them!!" Sounded like a good idea to me. Then she said "We could call them Huevos de Tortugas" Spanish for turtle eggs for all you folks that took French instead of Spanish back in school. 

We didn't measure it out, but Mrs. O fried up some chorizo (she says San Miguel is the best, so get that one if you can) and we mixed it in with the regular turtle egg stuffing.

Mrs. G made these a little bigger than normal. They went on the Mini at 350 with some cherry wood for smoke

Didn't time them as we were watching the game and partaking of cold beverages, just peaked at them from time to time. Almost done.

Pulled them when they reached 160F

Everybody thought these were really good, better than turtle eggs. The chorizo added an extra kick of flavor, a little more punch. I think the filling turned out orange because of the grease in the chorizo. Man were these tasty. I'm not sure Mrs. G will let me make normal turtle eggs again.

I wonder what some Italian sausage would taste like on the inside.....

Rowlett, Texas

Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings



  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 5,600
    Looks good.  I love chorizo!
    XL, Mini Max, and a 22" Blackstone in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • BjorgBjorg Posts: 241
    Looking good! recipe?
    Quebec - Canada
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,672

    Sorry bout that.

    1 package of breakfast sausage

    1/2 cup whipped cream cheese with chives

    1/2 cup colby jack

    2 jalapenos, veins and seeds removed, chopped fine

    mexican chorizo (didn't measure it out, sorry), pre-cooked

    your favorite bbq rub

    Mix all but the first ingredients together in a bowl. Cut breakfast sausage into 8-10 slices. Fill sausage with cheese filling and seal around it. Sprinkle on bbq rub.

    There's better directions on my blog under turtle eggs or huevos de tortugas, but that's the general idea. Gotta get back to work, so I just typed that up quick for you.

    Rowlett, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings


  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,983
    Will try...
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,306
    Great cook. Wonder what it would be like if the chorizo was mixed into the burger?
    Delta B.C. - Move over coffee, this is job for alcohol!
  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 2,524
    Trying this soon.  Looks good!
  • EggRacerEggRacer Posts: 400
    Is the yield about 5 eggs per pound of sausage?
    North Richland Hills, TX
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