Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 pounds ground sirloin

  2. 1 medium onion, peeled and cut in

  3. 1/2 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce , eyeball it

  4. 2 chipotles in adobo and 2 tablespoons of adobo sauce

  5. 2 tablespoons grill seasoning, a couple of palm fulls, (recommended: Montreal Steak Seasoning by McCormick)

  6. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus some for drizzling

  7. 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  8. 3 tablespoons brown sugar

  9. 1/4 cup vinegar

  10. 1 (15-ounce) can crushed fire roasted tomatoes , about 2 cups Salt and pepper

  11. 12 slices, 1/2-inch thick, brick-cut smoked Cheddar or sharp Cheddar, (recommended: Cabot), optional

  12. 12 small round rolls, split (Many markets sell mini Keiser rolls or use dinner rolls in any flavor you like)

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat grill pan to high. Place the meat in a bowl. Cut the onion in half. Grate half the onion into the meat using the small grate on a box grater . Chop and reserve the other half onion. Add Worcestershire, chipotles and sauce and grill seasoning to burgers. Drizzle a little extra-virgin olive oil over the bowl and mix meat. Score the meat into 4 sections. Make 3 mini-burgers, each 3 inches wide, 1-inch thick, from each half-pound of meat. Heat a small sauce pot over medium heat. Add extra-virgin olive oil and garlic . Cook garlic 2 to 3 minutes then add sugar and vinegar , cook 2 minutes more and stir in tomatoes. Season sauce with salt and pepper and allow it to reduce 5 to 6 minutes more. Grill meat 2 to 3 minutes on each side and top with cheese , if you like. Place burgers on buns and top with raw chopped onions and warm fire roasted ketchup and serve.


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