Woohoo! The Etsy shop is launched! Finally, a place to share all my other creative endeavors.
a.k.a. Yet another excuse to photograph something. 😉
As if Kristi Kaiser Photography and this blog wasn’t enough. Yeesh.
To see what I’ve been working on lately, just click on the I sell on Etsy, where craft happens! ad on the right nav of my site.
Every time I finish a project, you know that’s where you’ll find it. The products will change, so come visit often! And, although I just started listing items, it feels so good to make progress.
There’s stuff for kids too! This first one is called I’M A FLIRTY GIRL LIVIN’ IN A FLIRTY WORLD ! 🙂
And something for little boys. This one is called I LOVE ME SOME SUMMERTIME PICNICS!
There’s lots more stuff, so please come visit.
BTW, one more shout-out… if you haven’t entered the Giveaway – there’s one week left.
So, let’s get to other things I love. (Tell me, does it end?) I sure hope not!
What I lovvvve is… a good burger dip served with a side of salty Au Jus, don’t you?
It’s not just that they are so simple to make and that there are so few ingredients (although that helps!)…what I love most is, the way the cheese drips and pulls when you bite into the juicy burger as it melts after being sunk in the salty, pipping hot Au Jus.
There is something simply comforting about burger dips that makes my heart sing. 🙂
I’ve made various renditions of this burger over the years and it never fails to please. As a result, I’ve also learned a lot in the process of how to build a better burger.
Let me just say… Green chiles are slippery (but very tasty) little buggers!
So, what I’ve learned is…, first drain the green chiles and slice them down one side to open them up, then pat each side dry with a paper towel before you stuff the burger.
No more slip, slip, slip slidin’ away!
p.s. You can also use chopped green chiles mixed directly into the burger meat if you want to, but be aware that if you do that, you’ll have a looser burger that you may be sacrificing to your grill at some point in the grilling process! 🙂
Blackened Green Chile Stuffed Burger Dips
- 2 pounds of lean ground beef 7% fat
- 1 to 2 tablespoons blackened seasoning spice
- 1 7-ounce can whole green chiles, drained
- 6 slices provolone cheese see note
- 4 hamburger buns
- salt optional
- pepper optional
- 1 package Au Jus mix
- Mix Au Jus per instructions and set aside until ready to use.
- Mix ground beef with 1 to 2 tablespoons of blackened seasoning spice until thoroughly mixed.
- Divide burger into 8 small portions and press into thin (1/4 - 1/2 inch) patties.
- Lay one chile on top of 4 of the burgers. Top with the other patty, so that you have 4 total hamburgers. Seal by pressing the edges together. It's OK if a little bit of the chile hangs out the side! It will get blackened and crispy when grilling!
- Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper if desired.
- Grill burger on each side until nearly done. Top with 1 and 1/2 slices of provolone cheese for each burger, then grill for 2 minutes more with lid closed until cheese melts.
- Remove from grill and let rest 3-5 minutes before serving with buns and Au Jus.
Congrats on your Etsy shop! All of your stuff is SO. CUTE! And these burgers? Kinda just blew my mind. I love myself a spicy burger and I’m pretty sure I just found my new love, since you stuffed these with chile peppers! Awesome-ness. These would be perfect for the 4th of July! 😀 Pinned.
Thanks for the pin Sarah! And, thanks for the compliments on my Etsy shop. I have so much fun making everything – it just makes me want to share it with others! Have a beautiful week!
Congratulations!!! I’ll have to check you out! And I have a grand daughter making an appearance soon… Beautiful burger, as well.
Thanks Mimi! And congrats on your upcoming arrival – how exciting for you! Thanks for the compliments on the burger. Have a great week!
Chris @ Shared Appetite says
So cool, congrats on the new Etsy shop! You are very talented in so many different ways!! Loving this stuffed burger. AND loving that you can dip it!!!! YES! Pinning!
Thanks for the pin Chris! Yes, I have too many hobbies! 🙂 I love me some dips – Au Just is my friend! Have a great week!
Consuelo - Honey & Figs says
Yay, congrats Kristi! That’s so exciting!!
Also, stuffed burgers?? What a brilliant idea! I cannot wait to try these ohhhh they look amazing!
Thanks Consuelo! It’s lots of fun. You will LOVE these burgers. Have a beautiful week my friend!
Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods says
Kristi, this burger looks amazing!! I love that chile stuffed in there. Sounds delicious!
Congratulations on your Etsy shop! Those are super cute bibs. I love your clever names! You are so creative 😀
Thanks Cindy! Naming those bibs are the fun part – hahahaha! I’m so glad you like them. They’re a blast to make. To bad my friends aren’t having children! 🙂
Congrats on the Etsy shop — you’re one crafty lady! 🙂 These burgers are killing me — I’d love to sink my teeth into one for dinner tonight. The blackened flavor with those chiles sounds divine. 🙂
Thanks Marcie – you will LOVE those burgers. A good burger dip is awesome, but the green chile – it takes it over the top! Have a great week!
Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking says
Your baby bibs are sooooo cute!!! And this burger looks amazing. Now I have a craving for burgers with melty cheese and au jus but no ground beef!!! I never thought to dip a burger into au jus but thats a fabulous idea!
Congrats on the Etsy store! Glad you are able to share your other talents!
Thanks Lindsey – you’re my biggest fan. I heart you girlie. 🙂
These burgers look wonderful! I think I get a little burger obsessed during the summer. Love the bib with the hot dogs and cola. It is too cute!
Me too Christin – I love burgers during the summertime!
Alyssa @ My Sequined Life says
Congratulations on your Etsy shop! You’ve got a lot of creative endeavors going on, and that’s awesome! What else is awesome? These burgers! I love, love French dip sandwiches, but I’ve never even though of a burger dip. Y-U-M!!
You’ve got to try them Alyssa – burger dips are awesome! the first time I had them in a restaurant, I was in love! 🙂
Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ says
Congrats on your Etsy shop. I can see you’re a very creative person, not only in the kitchen!
Ahhhh. What a nice compliment. Thank you Daniela!
I have no words for what thoughts came in my mind when I saw the 1st photo of this post.. but basically it was in the line of I need some of this NOW! It´s looks really goodddddddddd 🙂
ps. good luck on your Etsy site, your products are adorable!!
Hahahaha! Thanks Johlene – for the compliments on both the burger and the shop! Have a beautiful week my friend!
This looks divine! Love the flavours going on- definitely got to try this one out!
Thanks Jessica! Have a great week!
Ah! Love it! So many cute things! And of course, this burger looks AMAZING too. Awesome work!
Thanks Monet! It’s all so fun! 🙂
Yay, congrats on your Etsy shop Kristi! Everything looks so cute – love how crafty you are lady 🙂 Of course this burger looks amazing too and the dip is such an awesome awesome idea!
Thanks Kelly! I love doing the crafts. Now, my friends just need to start having babies – hahahaha! Have a great week!
Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes says
Congrats on your Etsy shop!! Love the burger!
Thanks Ashley! The Etsy shop is fun 🙂 and this burger is delish! I hope you get to try it!
Samina | The Cupcake Confession says
OMG Kristi!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!! :* I was going through your Etsy store and it is just amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are soooo creative! :* Plus, this burger is just making hungry and I just had lunch and I can still hear my stomach rumble when I look at this burger! Love the addition of these green chiles! Need to make them stat! Pinning! 😀
You always make me smile Samina! I’m so glad you like the shope (and the burger)! Have a beautiful day!
First, congrats on launching your Etsy shop! That’s so exciting!
And second, these burgers. Um yeah, need to make these this summer. I’ve actually never made stuffed burgers before which is just kind of crazy when you think about it…
You should definitely try it – they’re tasty!
Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens says
I totally love stuffed burgers … a fun little surprise tucked inside each bite … and these are even more awesome because they’re dippable – double-yum! And congrats on the Etsy shop! Those darling bibs are fantastic!!! 😀
Thanks Shelley! i’m so glad you like them. They are so fun to make. 🙂