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Burger with Harissa Ketchup

INGREDIENTS

1 cup tomato sauce

2 tbsp light brown sugar

3 tbsp Mustapha's Harissa

2 tbsp cider or wine vinegar

1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

BURGERS:

12 slices bacon, 4 slices finely chopped

A drizzle of Mustapha's Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 small onion, chopped

2 jalapeno peppers, chopped

4 cloves garlic, chopped

1 ½ lb ground beef

½ tbsp cumin

½ tbsp ground coriander

1 tbsp smoked sweet paprika

1 tsp oregano

4 slices smoked or sharp cheddar

4 slices pepper jack cheese

4 crusty burger rolls, split and toasted

Lettuce & red onions

DIRECTIONS

1.

Place ketchup ingredients in small pot and simmer 20 minutes over low heat to thicken.

2.

Bake 8 slices of bacon on slotted pan to crisp in hot oven at 375.

3.

Heat a drizzle of Mustapha's Extra Virgin Olive Oil in skillet, add bacon and crisp then remove to paper towel-lined plate to drain, leave 2 tablespoons bacon drippings in pan.

4.

Cook onions, jalapenos and garlic in pan to soften, 7-8 minutes. Cool.

5.

Place meat in bowl, add bacon, cooled onions and jalapenos, cumin, coriander, paprika, oregano, salt and pepper.

6.

Form 4 patties and cook in skillet over medium-high heat 8-12 minutes turning once for medium to well-done. Melt cheeses over top last minute or 2 (1 slice of each).

7.

Place burgers on buns, top with bacon, lettuce, onions, and Harissa ketchup