|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 22g||29%|
|Saturated Fat 9g||43%|
|Total Carbohydrate 157g||57%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||15%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This mainstay might just be the ultimate comfort food. Loco moco is a grilled burger patty topped with rich gravy and served on rice with a fried egg on top. It is also considered the perfect hangover cure.
The dish was developed by the Lincoln Grill in Hilo, Hawaii in the late 1940s. Teenage customers gave the dish its name (one of them was taking a Spanish class in high school). It certainly packs the caloric content needed to satisfy active and growing youth. This recipe keeps it as simple as it was back in those times, but feel free to experiment a bit yourself—go a little loco with loco moco.
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- For the Gravy
- 2 cups beef broth
- 1 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon ketchup
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons water (lukewarm)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
- For the Loco Moco
- 2 pounds ground beef (85% lean)
- Salt (to taste)
- Black pepper (to taste)
- 6 large eggs
- 6 cups white rice (cooked, sticky)
Make the Gravy
Gather the ingredients.
Simmer the broth, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, honey, ketchup, onion powder, black pepper, and salt in a medium saucepan for 5 to 6 minutes on medium heat.
Then increase the heat to medium-high.
In a separate bowl, mix together water with cornstarch until well combined.
Slowly whisk this into the gravy, stirring until mixture has thickened.
Remove the gravy from the heat and it let cool until you are ready to use it. Rewarm the gravy right before serving the loco moco.
Make the Loco Moco
Gather the ingredients. Pre heat grill for medium-high heat.
Form 6 large patties out of ground beef. Salt and pepper them to your liking.
Place the patties onto a grill and cook for 5 to 6 minutes per side, or until they reach an internal temperature of 165 F (75 C.).
Remove from the patties from the heat and tent them with aluminum foil to keep them warm.
Fry the eggs to your liking. Sunny-side up is preferred so the warm yolk can be broken and mixed with the rest of the dish.
To assemble, place 1/2 to 1 cup of warmed sticky rice onto a plate. Top with a burger patty, gravy, and then a fried egg.
Raw Egg Warning
Consuming raw and lightly-cooked eggs poses a risk of food-borne illness.
- Loco moco is meant to be a huge plate, but you can certainly cut down the size of the patties if you are feeding less voracious eaters.