with Smoky BBQ Aioli
Cook 12 slices bacon to desired doneness; set aside. Place remaining bacon in a food processor; process until finely chopped. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.
Add ground beef, steak sauce, garlic powder and onion powder to bowl; salt and pepper as desired. Mix until well combined. Form into 6 patties; refrigerate 30 minutes.
In medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, barbecue sauce, chipotle peppers and adobo sauce; salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions; salt and pepper to taste. Sauté until golden brown (about 8-10 minutes); set aside and keep warm.
Meanwhile, prepare grill to medium heat. Place burgers on grill. Grill, turning once, about 7-14 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160°F on an instant read thermometer. Top with cooked bacon and cheese; allow to melt (about 1 minute).
Remove burgers from grill. Spread toasted buns with smoky BBQ aioli, top with pickles, tomato slices, lettuce, burgers and caramelized onions.