Sometimes I find a recipe and set it aside as a special meal for Chad. I found this recipe for Loco Moco, a Hawaiian dish with a beef patty, fried egg, and gravy over rice, and immediately thought of him. He loves breakfast food and this one seemed very fitting. I was cooking the beef patties when he came in from work and asked if we were having burgers. I told him about the dish and he groaned. For lunch, he has eaten a large burger topped with an egg and sauce. He still loved the meal, but we went a bit more health conscience over the next few days to recover. Evan still won’t eat eggs, but he enjoyed the hamburger patty and rice.
Loco Moco was created around 1949 in Hilo, Hawaii. It can be served at any time, especially breakfast. Traditionally, the eggs are cooked sunny-side up. I like it with the yolk a little runny to mix into the rice and gravy.
Loco Moco (Hawaiian Beef and Egg over Rice)
Adapted from Jun-blog
- 1 pound 85% ground beef
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
- 2 cups beef stock
- 4 cups cooked rice
- 4 eggs fried or poached
- In a medium bowl, combine ground beef with salt, pepper, and onion powder. Divide the beef into 4 equal pieces and form each into a patty.
- Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add the patties and cook to desired doneness, flipping once. Remove patties from pan.
- Return pan to medium heat and add butter. Once melted, stir in stock. Heat through and whisk in the flour. Continue to whisk until thickened and golden brown, about 3 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh sieve into a medium bowl.
- Place rice in serving bowls. Top with egg, patty, and gravy. Serve immediately.