West End Market, one of Virginia Tech's premier dining halls, serves up this time-honored classic.  Featured in a new cookbook called A Taste of Virginia Tech (Mascot Books), this burger is so juicy and delicious, and is coated in all of the right ingredients- with a mix of cheese, bacon, and barbeque sauce.  It is sure to be a hit with your team.

Ingredients

  • 2 Pounds ground beef chuck, formed into 6 patties
  • 2 Tablespoon steak seasoning
  • 6 Slices ham
  • 6 Kaiser rolls, sliced in half
  • 2 Tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 6 Slices American cheese
  • 12 Slices cooked bacon
  • 3/4 Cup barbeque sauce
  • 6 Leaves green lettuce
  • 1 Large tomato, sliced ⅛ inch thick
  • 3 Ounces sliced red onion
  • 4 1/2 ounces dill pickle chips

Preparation

Step 1:

Preheat a broiler, grill, or grill pan.

Step 2:

Season both sides of hamburger patties with the steak seasoning. Cook hamburgers to an internal temperature of 155 F, remove and cover in foil to keep warm.

Step 3:

Place the ham slices on the grill and cook for a couple of minutes on both sides. Meanwhile, brush the inside of the buns with melted butter and toast under the broiler until golden brown.

Step 4:

To assemble: place a slice of cheese on each burger, then a grilled ham slice. Top with the bacon and transfer to the bottom half of the Kaiser roll. Spoon a couple of tablespoons of the barbeque sauce over each burger.

Step 5:

Place the lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickle chips over the sauce, and finish by setting the other half of the roll on top