The chili cheeseburger is a late-night icon. Alvin says when you're craving a burger at the wee hours of the morning, you "want something that gives you a hug, and that's what this burger is."

Alvin's fool-proof chili recipe uses a handful of simple ingredients: chili powder, onion powder, garlic, and a little mustard to kick it up a notch. Let it reduce for a few hours to develop a rich consistency.

"It's a sauce, made out of a burger. It's genius," Alvin says. The trick is to take a bite of Pepperoncini and let the juices of it spill onto the burger. Trust us—it's a transformational experience.