Loco Moco!

loco moco recipe

Loco moco is a dish featured in contemporary Hawaiian cuisine. There are many variations, but the traditional loco moco consists of white rice, topped with a hamburger, a fried egg, and brown gravy.

~ Wikipedia

I have no idea why it’s taken me so long to try this dish, but OMG… thanks to DoorDash food delivery, I finally did, and I’m so in love!

The loco moco reminds me of the Japanese “hambagu” – one of my favorite dishes from childhood. I thin the key difference is, the hambagu patty is served with sauce made of ketchup and Tonkatsu sauce instead of gravy.

So like everything else I fall in love with, I wanted to learn how to make it myself, so I can customize it exactly how I want, and have it whenever I want!


Loco Moco

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Servings: 2


  • 4 cups white rice


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/4 cup sweet yellow onions diced
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • cooking oil


  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup cremini mushrooms chopped
  • 1/4 cup sweet yellow onions
  • 1 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch


  • cooking oil
  • 4 eggs



  • Mix ground beef, onions, and salt & pepper in large mixing bowl. Form 4 medium patties and set aside.
  • Set large pan on high heat. Drizzle cooking oil and set patties in pan. Cover pan with a lid to seal in moisture. Cook until well browned on first side, (3 - 4 mins)
  • Remove lid, flip over patties, replace lid and continue cooking until finished, Remove burgers and keep warm.


  • Add butter to pan with the drippings. (Use same pan burgers were cooked in)
  • Saute mushrooms and onions until golden brown (5 minutes)
  • Add beef broth and Worcestershire sauce, bring to a boil and reduce heat. Cook for 2 to 3 mins.
  • In a separate bowl, mix cornstarch with 1 tablespoon water to make a paste. Slowly add into gravy, stirring until thickened.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Cover and keep warm until ready for use.

To serve

  • Scoop cooked rice on plate, place 2 burgers on top, then eggs and pour gravy. Serve with sliced red onions and avocado!
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