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Hawaiian Loco Moco

Rated as 4.45 out of 5 Stars

"I ate this at a sports bar/cafe on the big island of Hawaii. This is a local dish served many ways, but this version is my favorite. They usually make it with SPAM®. Also you can make this using leftover rice, pre-cooked burgers, and jarred sauce."
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45 m servings 602
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Prepare a large skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat.
  2. Divide ground chuck into 4 equal portions; form into patties.
  3. Fry patties in skillet until beginning to firm and are hot and slightly pink in the center, about 6 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 140 degrees F (60 degrees C). Remove patties to a plate, retaining drippings in the skillet.
  4. Stir onion and water into the reserved drippings. Reduce heat to low and cook until the onions are slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Stir mushrooms into the onion mixture; cook until mushrooms are cooked through, about 5 minutes more.
  5. Pour gravy over the onion and mushroom mixture; stir. Cook until the gravy is hot, about 5 minutes. Gently lie patties into the gravy; simmer until reheated through.
  6. While the patties simmer in gravy, prepare a separate skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Fry eggs in the hot skillet until the white is opaque but the yolk remains runny, 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Divide rice between 4 plates. Top each rice portion with a beef patty and top the patties each with an egg. Pour gravy equally over each portion.


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 602 calories; 24 61.4 32.3 259 629 Full nutrition

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I was looking for a new way to use spam( a good way to stretch the food budget). This will definitely be a keeper! I did use a can of low fat spam cut into 8 slices. This took a little less time...

It was missing something, but I did enjoy it. I made my own Gravy, rather than the jar stuff, so the fault could be my own.

Tastes just like home!! Easy to make and both hubby and I devoured it!

I was looking for a loco moco recipe after having it in Hawaii. This hit the spot for reminding me of that dish, and it’s a nice comfort food.

Had this in Maui. They serve it with a scoop of macaroni salad.

My husband loved it! And I had fun making it. Thank you for this easy, non complicated recipe!