Chili Cheese Burgers
2 lb. ground beef, divided
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp. chili powder, divided
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 onion, finely diced
1 tbsp. cumin
1 tbsp. paprika
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 15-oz. can fire-roasted tomatoes
1 8-oz. can tomato sauce
1 c. shredded Cheddar
4 hamburger buns
Sliced green onions, for garnish
Pickled jalapeños, for garnish
- In a large bowl, combine 1 1/4 pounds ground beef, garlic, and 1 tablespoon chili powder and season with salt and pepper. Form into four patties.
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat vegetable oil. Add patties and cook 4 minutes per side, then drain fat.
- Make chili sauce: Add onions to skillet and cook until soft and tender, 5 minutes, then season with salt. Add remaining ground beef and cook until no longer pink, 6 minutes, then drain fat.
- Stir in remaining chili powder, cumin, paprika, and garlic powder until combined, then add diced tomatoes and tomato sauce and stir until combined. Let simmer 5 minutes (add 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup water to thin sauce to your desired consistency).
- Return burger patties back to the skillet and spoon sauce all over. Top with cheddar and cover with lid to melt.
- Assemble burgers: Top buns with burgers, spoon over more chili sauce, and top with green onions and pickled jalapeños.