Loco Moco

At times, I miss loco moco. I know, it’s a funny name for such a good food!! While when I was living in Hawaii, I rarely ate it, but now that I’m away, I often miss it. So, I decided to fix my own loco moco. I’ve found the recipe from Big Island Grinds that I like.

Loco moco is kind of a soulfood in Hawaii. It’s actually a breakfast food, but you can enjoy it pretty much anytime you want. Here’s an easy way to make a quick and yummy loco moco:

Ingredients for 2 big servings:

  • Hamburger Patties
    • 1lb Hamburger (not lean)
    • 1/4 cup grated onions (optional)
    • salt/pepper to taste
  • Gravy
    • 1 can good beef broth- make sure it’s beef broth, not chicken… the taste would be different.
    • flour for thickening
    • 1 tb butter
    • couple dashes (or more) of Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 eggs
  • hot cooked white rice

Burgers:
Make patties out of the ground beef. Put in grated onions and salt/pepper. Form either 2 big patties or 4 smaller size patties. Just make sure that the patties are flat.

Heat frying pan until very hot, or grill if you like the smoky taste. Place hamburger patties on the pan/grill and let sear just until juices start appearing on the top. Flip over and cook for a couple more minutes. You will want the burger slightly charred but still tender on the inside.

Place burgers on the side.

Gravy:
Pour a little broth into the same pan and mix in the flour, butter, and the worcestershire sauce.  Mix well then pour in the rest of the broth. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat, and let it simmer for about 3-5 minutes or longer until the gravy is thicken. Add couple dashes of worcestershire sauce. Add a little salt and pepper to taste.

Fry the eggs, sunny side up, set them aside.  Arrange the loco moco. The arrangement is: rice on the bottom, then the patties, eggs, and top with gravy! Put lots of gravy… This what makes loco moco taste so good!!

Enjoy! Don’t forget to serve it with the Mac Salad. Yuuummmm-oooo!!!

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  1. Different combinations are with shredded Kalua Pork, Portuguese Sausage patties or Spam. Even Kim Chee instead of grilled onions.

    • Thanks for the suggestion, Keith! 🙂


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