A Taste of Virginia Tech (Mascot Books) compiles 80 of the best recipes in and around campus, from the dining halls, to its tailgate parties- even dishes found in restaurants on Main Street.
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.
- 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
Preheat a broiler, grill, or grill pan.
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.
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.
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.
Place the lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickle chips over the sauce, and finish by setting the other half of the roll on top