main recipe image of loco moco an egg, meat patty, rice, and gravy on a black plate by the Rosevine Cottage Girls

The Best Loco Moco

Loco moco is a delicious Hawai’ian dish that is not just served at breakfast time. It is an over-the-top delicious meal that is hearty and sticks to the ribs.  It is said that the name Loco Moco was from a local teenage boy who was studying Spanish and named the Loco (Crazy) and then moco because it rhymed. We are not sure where the name really came from but we know that you’d be loco not to try this delicious Hawai’ian treat. This is a great way to use up some of the leftover rice from another dinner and it makes this meal go very quickly. , 
 

Loco Moco Recipe

 

Loco Moco Ingredients:

Ground Pork, beef, turkey, etc We used about 1/3 pound for all 4 patties.  We made them small.  The next time we made the patties the size of your fried egg.  It is up to you.  This is very filling.

  • 1/3 Jar of mushrooms or fresh sliced button mushrooms sauteed 
  • 4 Fried Eggs
  • Rice 
  • broth
  • flour
  • Butter
  • Salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • Mushroom Gravy 

 

Pan holding a fried egg for the Hawaiian dish Loco Moco by RosevineCottageGirls.com

 

Loco Moco Directions: 

Fried Eggs –

Traditionally Loco Moco is made with over-easy eggs. We didn’t want it over easy so we did it our way but make them however you love them. That is the important part of any recipe.

Crack eggs in a warm oiled pan and cook on medium-low.  

Season first side to your liking.  We use a sea salt blend with peppers, onion, and garlic.  When the egg feels like it is solid flip and season side 2.
Cook until done to your liking.

 

Loco Moco Meat Patties –

Make your choice of meat into patties.  You can use ground turkey, pork, grass-fed beef, buffalo, etc. If you have very lean meat you may want to add some healthy oil to your pan as it warms.
Place your patties into your hot skillet.  Season with Himalayan salt and pepper, garlic, and onion powder.  Flip and season again.

Gravy –
Gravy is really simple.  You need 2 Tbsp of fat of some kind, 2 Tbs of flour or corn starch to thicken it, and a cup of broth of some kind.  We did this…

Take about 2 Tablespoons of pan drippings from the pan.  If there is a little more it is ok, but if there is a lot of fat then pour it off into a mason jar through a coffee filter and you can reserve. With the heat on low, add to this about 2 Tablespoons of Organic Flour (or whatever you have).  Whisk until all oil is incorporated. Slightly raise the temp and add 1 cup of bone broth (or whatever broth you have) and stir until thickened add mushrooms (drained).  We used about a third of a jar.

 

Rice-

3 cups of bone broth or spring water
Garlic powder, Onion Powder, Himalayan Salt, and pepper to taste.
Boil water or broth and add 1 cup of rice
Cook 15 min for white rice or 45 for brown fluff.

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Photo says loco moco and has a picture of a black plate with rice, meat patty and fried egg with gravy on top by rosevinecottagegirls.com

To Assemble-

Take a scoop of rice and put it on your plate or bowl.
Put on that a meat patty.
Put gravy on your patty.
On top of that put your fried egg – however you like it.

Makes enough for 4 adults with leftover rice.

Yield: 4

The Best Loco Moco

photo of the Rosevine Cottage Girls with their animals goats,

Loco moco is a delicious Hawai'ian dish that is not just served at breakfast time. It is an over-the-top delicious meal that is hearty and sticks to the ribs.  It is said that the name Loco Moco was from a local teenage boy who was studying Spanish and named the Loco (Crazy) and then moco because it rhymed. We are not sure where the name really came from but we know that you'd be loco not to try this delicious Hawai'ian treat. This is a great way to use up some of the leftover rice from another dinner and it makes this meal go very quickly. 

Ingredients

  • Ground Pork, beef, turkey, etc We used about 1/3 pound for all 4 patties.  We made them small.  The next time we made the patties the size of your fried egg.  It is up to you.  This is very filling.
  • 1/3 Jar of mushrooms or fresh sliced button mushrooms sauteed 
  • 4 Fried Eggs
  • Cooked Rice 
  • broth
  • Butter
  • Salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder
  • Mushroom Gravy

Instructions

Loco Moco Directions: 

Fried Eggs -

Traditionally Loco Moco is made with over-easy eggs. We didn't want it over easy so we did it our way but make them however you love them. That is the important part of any recipe.

Crack eggs in a warm oiled pan and cook on medium-low.  

Season first side to your liking.  We use a sea salt blend with peppers, onion, and garlic.  When the egg feels like it is solid flip and season side 2.Cook until done to your liking.

Loco Moco Meat Patties -

Make your choice of meat into patties.  You can use ground turkey, pork, grass-fed beef, buffalo, etc. If you have very lean meat you may want to add some healthy oil to your pan as it warms. Place your patties into your hot skillet.  Season with Himalayan salt and pepper, garlic, and onion powder.  Flip and season again.

Gravy -Gravy is really simple.  You need 2 Tbsp of fat of some kind. You can use pan drippings, butter, or whatever you have on hand. 2 Tbs of flour or corn starch to thicken it, and a cup of broth of some kind.  We did this...

Take about 2 Tablespoons of pan drippings from the pan.  If there is a little more it is ok, but if there is a lot of fat then pour it off into a mason jar through a coffee filter and you can reserve. With the heat on low, add to this about 2 Tablespoons of Organic Flour (or whatever you have).  Whisk until all oil is incorporated. Slightly raise the temp and add 1 cup of bone broth (or whatever broth you have) and stir until thickened add mushrooms (drained).  We used about a third of a jar.

Rice-

3 cups of bone broth or spring water garlic powder, Onion Powder, Himalayan Salt, and pepper to taste. Boil water or broth and add 1 cup of rice cook 15 min for white rice or 45 for brown fluff.

To Assemble-

Take a scoop of rice and put it on your plate or bowl. Put on that a meat patty. Put the gravy on your patty. On top of that put your fried egg - however you like it.

Makes enough for 4 adults with leftover rice.

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