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Chef John's Loco Moco

Rated as 4.4 out of 5 Stars
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"This amazing Hawaiian comfort food classic is made by topping rice with a fried burger, which is then smothered with a rich, brown gravy and finished with a fried egg. Seriously, how did it take until 1949 for someone to think of this combination? We all get hangry sometimes, so whether you're a broke student or an older professional who just wishes you were, this cheap, filling bowl of goodness is the perfect solution. Garnish with green onions."
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Ingredients

30 m servings 608
Original recipe yields 2 servings

Directions

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  1. Season patties with salt, pepper, and cayenne. Watch Now
  2. Whisk beef stock, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, sesame oil, ketchup, sugar, and cornstarch together in a bowl. Watch Now
  3. Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook patty in the hot skillet until a browned crust forms on the bottom, about 5 minutes. Flip; toss in green onions and cook the other side until both beef and onions are browned, 4 to 5 minutes more. Remove patty and most of the green onions to a plate. Watch Now
  4. Pour beef stock mixture into the skillet. Stir, scraping up browned bits from the bottom, until thickened, about 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low and reserve gravy until needed. Watch Now
  5. Melt remaining butter in another skillet over medium heat. Add eggs to the skillet and fry side-by-side until whites are set and yolks are still runny. Watch Now
  6. Divide rice between 2 serving bowls. Place patties over the rice, spoon gravy on top, and add the fried eggs.

Footnotes

  • Chef's Notes:
  • I do recommend using a thinner patty, around 4 ounces, which will make this easier to eat, as well as provide a better beef-to-rice-to-gravy ratio. I had a pound of meat and decided to make two portions, but in hindsight I should have saved half for something else.
  • The beef patty is standard, but SPAM® is also used, as is roast pork, and even seafood.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 608 calories; 24.7 59.6 33.5 267 963 Full nutrition

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I made this and it turned out pretty well. The only change was to use a brown rice/wild rice blend since we can't eat white rice any more. My burgers were 4-5 ounces so I put two on the plate ...

Most helpful critical review

I usually LOVE your recipes/videos. Sadly, I was disappointed with your rendition of Loco Moco. This Hawaii girl has NEVER had Loco Moco without lots of carmelized onions layered over the ground...

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I made this and it turned out pretty well. The only change was to use a brown rice/wild rice blend since we can't eat white rice any more. My burgers were 4-5 ounces so I put two on the plate ...

I usually LOVE your recipes/videos. Sadly, I was disappointed with your rendition of Loco Moco. This Hawaii girl has NEVER had Loco Moco without lots of carmelized onions layered over the ground...

As we sat down to eat I realized I forgot the ketchup. My hubby loved it anyway. He said it was a definite keeper. We love dishes with fried eggs. The eggs brought this dish up from a 3-4 sta...

We've made this a few times following the recipe exactly, it's great. We also made it with frozen hamburger patties and a packet of brown gravy and water in place of cornstarch and beef stock, n...

Pretty good. Did enjoy the sauce as did my husband. Didn’t include the egg but will next time!

Mushroom gravy ...yum

I used liquid amino instead of soy sauce.