Taco Burgers with Cucumber Salad
3/4 teaspoon sugar
1/3 cup sliced pickled jalapenos, plus 2 tablespoons liquid
1 large tomato
1 cucumber, thinly sliced into half-moons
1/2 medium red onion, sliced
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1 pound ground beef
1 teaspoon chili powder
4 hamburger buns, split
1/4 head iceberg lettuce, shredded
In a medium bowl, whisk sugar into jalapeno liquid until dissolved. Cut 4 slices tomato and reserve for burgers. Cut remaining tomato into 3/4-inch pieces and add to dressing. Stir in cucumber and onion. Season with salt and pepper.
In another medium bowl, combine beef and chili powder. Form into 4 patties and season with salt and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet, cook burgers over medium-high until cooked through, about 8 minutes total, flipping once. Serve burgers on buns with tomato slices, pickled jalapenos, and shredded lettuce, alongside cucumber salad.