Named after Steel town itself, this indulgent burger is layered with ooey-gooey melted cheese, BBQ glazed bacon and a lip-smacking secret sauce. Add your favourite additional toppings and get ready to swoon.
Courtesy of Hambrgrs in Hamilton, Ontario.
Coffee BBQ Sauce
For the coffee BBQ sauce: Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over low heat.
Cook for 20-25 minutes. Remove from heat and puree sauce in a blender until smooth.
Allow to cool before transferring to a jar. Secure with a tight-fitting lid. Refrigerate.
For the #HamOnt burger: Preheat a flat griddle or large cast-iron pan over medium-high heat. Once hot place bacon strip flat onto pan and brush with half of the yellow mustard.
Once bacon is crispy on one side, flip over and brush remaining mustard on other side. When bacon is cooked remove and set aside.
Place sliced onions in pan and sear on each side until they begin to caramelize. Once they are browned removed from pan and set aside and keep warm.
Turn heat up to high. Place buns cut side down to toast in pan. When toasted remove from pan, set aside and keep warm.
Place burger patties into hot pan, season only the top side of the burgers, because they are thin, and we do not want to over season them.
After about 1 minute, flip the patties and top each with ½ slice of cheese, then top 4 of the burgers with 2 strips of mustard bacon, and the remaining 4 with 1 slice of grilled onion each.
Assemble and stack the onion (topped) patty above the bacon.
Dress the buns with Coffee BBQ sauce on each side and shredded iceberg on the bottom bun.
Place the burger stack on the bottom bun, place the top on and secure with a pick.