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fried egg on top of a burger with white rice

Hawaiian Loco Moco Recipe

Try this traditional Hawaiian 30-minute meal loaded with hamburger patties, rice, delicious mushroom gravy, and a fried egg.
Course Main
Cuisine American, Hawaiian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 838kcal


  • 1/2 peeled small diced sweet onion
  • 2 finely minced cloves of garlic
  • 2 pounds 80/20 ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 8 ounces sliced cremini mushrooms
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 5 eggs
  • 5 cups cooked jasmine rice
  • ¼ cups slice green onions
  • sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste


  • Add the onion, garlic, beef, 1 tablespoon of soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce to a large bowl and mix until completely combined. Form into 5 patties and season on both sides with salt and pepper and set on a plate.
  • Add the oil to a very large frying pan over medium heat and once it begins to lightly smoke add the hamburger patties in and cook for 3-4 minutes per side or until well browned on each side. See doneness note.
  • Set the hamburger aside and drain off ½ of the oil used to cook the ground beef into a small frying pan and set the small pan aside.
  • In the large frying pan over medium heat add in the mushrooms and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Add in the flour and stir it in until it is completely combined,
  • Pour in the beef stock and cook for 3-4 more minutes over medium heat until it becomes thick like gravy.
  • Add back in the cooked meat patties and simmer over low heat.
  • Fry the eggs 1 at a time in the small frying pan in the rendered meat fat over medium heat for 30 seconds for a sunny side up egg.
  • Serve the beef patties and mushroom sauce over top of the cooked jasmine rice and top off with the fried egg and garnish with sliced green onions.



Chef Notes:
  • Make-Ahead: You can make this recipe up to 2 hours ahead of time, simply keep the hamburger patties into the gravy while covered in very low simmering heat. Likewise, keep the rice warm.
  • How to Reheat: Add the desired amount of beef and gravy to a saucepan and heat over low heat until hot.
  • How to Store: Keep the meat and gravy separate from the rice, and cover and keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Do the same and keep in the freezer for up to 2 months.
  • If the sauce is not to your desired thickness before adding in the cooked patties, simply add in a little slurry (2 tablespoons corn starch mixed with 1 tablespoon water).
  • Since there was a lot of oil in the pan after cooking the hamburger patties, I drained half of it into a small skillet and used it to fry the egg.
  • The meat patties do not need to be fully cooked through when browning them before removing them from the pan to make the gravy.
  • Cook the fried egg to your desired amount of doneness. It is recommended that the yolk be runny.


Calories: 838kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 293mg | Sodium: 808mg | Potassium: 1074mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 287IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 6mg