1 small onion, half grated and half finely chopped
1-2 cloves garlic, finely chopped of grated
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
2 tablespoons or chili power
2 teaspoon s ground cumin
2 teaspoon s smoked paprika
Salt and pepper
8 thin slices pepper jack or cheddar cheese
4 Kaiser rolls, split
1/2 cup chili sauce or chipotle salsa
Tortilla chips for serving
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Let's Make It
Preheat oven to 325°F. Arrange the bacon slices on a broiler pan and bake in the oven until crispy and cooked, about 8 minutes. Let cool while you prepare the burgers.
Turn off the oven and turn on the broiler. Place a large skillet over medium high heat with two turns of the pan of extra virgin olive oil about 2 tablespoons. While the pan heats up, combine the ground sirloin with the grated onion, garlic, jalapeno, and spices. Season with salt and pepper and mix everything together with your hands.
Score the meat into four portions with the side of your hand and shape each portion into 4 large patties, dropping them into the hot pan as you shape them. Cook to desired doneness, about 6 minutes per side for medium. In the last 2 minutes of cooking, lay 2 pieces of cheese over each burger and tent the pan loosely with foil to melt cheese. Toast the rolls under the broiler. Serve the burgers on the toasted buns topped with chili sauce or salsa, some chopped onions, two strips of bacon each and a handful of tortilla chips along side.