What makes a burger Seattle-style? Flannel bun? Uh, no. Micro-brew on the side? Well, okay, probably. Espresso in the aioli? Yes! Don't knock it, it totally works! Just be careful the sauce doesn't get into your hipster beard. For best results, use Beecher's® cheese, Walla Walla onions, Chateau Ste. Michelle® red wine, and Starbucks® espresso. Cook the burgers in a skillet or outside on the grill, preferably in the rain. You hungry, bro?

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Seattle Aioli:

Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onion and mushrooms in hot oil until onion begins to soften, about 5 minutes. Season vegetable mixture with salt and pepper; continue to saute until onions and mushrooms brown, about 5 minutes more.

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  • Pour the red wine into the pan and bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off of the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Cook and stir until wine evaporates, about 2 minutes; remove from heat.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  • Cook burgers until they are firm, hot in the center, and just turning from pink to grey, 8 to 10 minutes per side for medium well. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 150 degrees F (65 degrees C).

  • Whisk mayonnaise, Sriracha sauce, and espresso together in a bowl until aioli is smooth.

  • Spread aioli on each hamburger bun. Place a beef patty on the bottom bun, top with a slice of Monterey Jack cheese, 1/4 the onion-mushroom mixture, 1/4 cup arugula, and cover burger with the top bun. Repeat with remaining burgers.

Editor's Note:

The magazine version of this recipe omits the red wine from the patties and serves them on Kaiser buns with 2 ounces flaked salmon.

Nutrition Facts

833 calories; protein 40.5g; carbohydrates 29.4g; fat 58.9g; cholesterol 134.2mg; sodium 692.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2014
As a Seattle native and hawks fan since I was bit I had to try this amazing burger the aolie was out of this world and everything came together so well this is something I would have expected to eat at red mill but no right here in my kitchen cheers Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/22/2016
The mayo tasted weird the rest of the recipe was ok. Read More
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2014
As a Seattle native and hawks fan since I was bit I had to try this amazing burger the aolie was out of this world and everything came together so well this is something I would have expected to eat at red mill but no right here in my kitchen cheers Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2015
I manage the kitchen in a sports bar. I scoured the internet for recipes for a Superbowl food special. I was a little worried that this burger wouldn't go over to well I mean who orders a burger with arugula and aioli in a sports bar? Despite the poor turn out due to crazy weather the burger was a huge hit I'm running the special all week. (Even though they lost) Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2014
Very mellow flavors that compliment each other well. I toasted my bun with a smear of butter. Would definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2015
Aolie was awesome who would have thought a shot of expresso would marry the flavors! Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2015
Great burger! I added some minced onion to the meat before cooking and also toasted the bun. The aioli was a huge hit with my husband and daughter. Go hawks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2015
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Rating: 4 stars
10/03/2016
Really enjoyed this! It was easy & delicious. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2015
Delicious! I used low fat mayo and kaiser rolls as a personal preference. I used both beef and turkey burgers. My husband could not stop saying how great they were. So simple to make tastes like something that you would order in a restaurant and LOVE! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2020
Wonderful! Great burger! Used Sluys Poulsbo Bakery Hamburger buns! Go Hawks! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
01/22/2016
The mayo tasted weird the rest of the recipe was ok. Read More
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