April's Burger of the Month: Putting the Ham Back in Hamburger

It’s time for our Burger of the Month (BOM). Remember, 15% of the sales from the Butcher Shop go to a cause close to our heart.

Try this Hawaiian-inspired burger with the Butcher Shop's Maple Smoked Ham, Very Good Burger, pineapple, red pepper rings, sweet BBQ sauce, pickles, house-made flax mayo, lettuce, and CHEESE sauce.

Also, April's Burger of the Month (BOM) is helping the bunnies keep on hopping at RabbitatsRabbitats Rescue Society is a volunteer-run charity, based in Richmond, dedicated to providing a solution to the pet rabbit abandonment issue by building micro-sanctuaries.

So hop to it, kick off April with a tasty burger where no animals are harmed. Put that "plant-based" Ham Back in Hamburger, and the hop in these bunnies hops.


  • 1 pkg The Very Good Burgers
  • 4 slices Pineapple
  • 4 slices Red pepper rings
  • 4 tbsp Sweet BBQ sauce
  • 4 Burger buns
  • Good-eh cheese sauce (swipe for recipe)
  • 8 slices Very Good Maple Smoked Ham (only available at the Butcher Shop)
  • 4 tbsp Sweet mustard pickles (Butcher Fav: Pickle & Ponder)
  • 4 tbsp Flax mayo
  • 4 pieces Lettuce
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper


Preheat BBQ to 400*F.

Drizzle both sides of the red onion and pineapple with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

Place burgers, pineapple and red onion on the grill and cook for 6-7 minutes on each side.

Brush the burgers with BBQ sauce between each flip and again when you remove them from the grill.

Toast the buns on the grill for 1-2 minutes or until golden brown.

Arrange mayo, lettuce, burgers, cheese sauce, ham, pineapple, onion, mustard pickles on buns and serve with lots of napkins.

Cultured Nut Cheese Sauce

  • 1 block Good-eh Cheese by The Cultured Nut
  • 2 cups Almond Milk
  • 1 tbsp Arrowroot or cornstarch
  • 1 tsp Sea salt
  • 2 tbsp Vegan butter

Place all ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth. 

Place into a medium saucepan on medium heat and whisk until thickened, approximately 5-8 minutes.


Be sure to share your Putting the Ham Back in Hamburger with us using #TheVeryGoodButchers and tagging @theverygoodbutchers.

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