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To help the patties keep together while cooking, it helps to mix in an egg per pound of ground beef.

Ingredients (beef):

I know that American Cheese isn't very popular with a lot of people but it melts better than most other cheeses so it's good for putting on top of other ingredients.

  • ½ pound ground beef
  • 1 slice of cheddar cheese
  • 1 slice of american cheese (subst. whatever cheese you want)
  • 1 jalapeno (sliced to desired thickness)

Ingredients (sauce):

This is about enough sauce for 10 burgers so put the difference in a box or something.

  • ½ Tbsp mayonnaise
  • ¼ Tbsp ketchup
  • ¼ Tbsp mustard
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¼ pickle (finely diced)
  • ¼ onion (diced and browned)

It's better to go ahead and make the sauce but wait until the first patty is done before applying it to the buns.

Instructions (sauce):

  1. Mix it all together.
  2. Put as much as you want on the inside of both buns.

Generally speaking I usually do 1.5 minutes cooked on one side and 1 minute on the other for medium doneness, but this may not always be the case. Use whatever timing/temperature you are comfortable with.

Instructions (burger):

  1. Distribute the ½ lb of ground beef between two patties.
  2. Apply generous amounts of salt and pepper to both sides of patties.
  3. Press first patty onto skillet set to high
  4. Cook for about 1.5 minutes or to desired doneness.
  5. Flip, put a layer of jalapenos on the patty with a slice of American Cheese (or subst.) on top.
  6. Cook for 1 minute.
  7. Place patty on sauced bun.
  8. Press second patty onto skillet set to high.
  9. Cook for 1.5 minutes.
  10. Flip, put a layer of cheddar cheese on top.
  11. Cook for 1 minute.
  12. Place on previously cooked patty.
  13. Cover with other sauced bun.