In a medium size bowl, add ground beef, chopped jalapeno, chopped garlic, salt and pepper.
Mix the ingredients together and form the meat into 4 patties. Try to make the diameter of each patty the same size as the diameter of the bun.
In a large skillet (if using a smaller skillet, make the burgers in batches) brown the hamburger patties on both sides and let cook until just before the burgers are done (3 minutes before the burger is done).
Then, pile one cup of shredded cheese on top of each patty.
Cover the pan with a lid. When the cheese has spread over the bottom of the pan and can be lifted up along with each patty, and the burger is thoroughly cooked, transfer it from the pan onto a plate. Set aside for a moment while toasting the buns.