Loco Moco is a traditional meal found in many fast food restaurants in Hawai’i, especially local places such as Zippy’s and L&L Hawaiian BBQ. This recipe is really pretty simple, consisting of only 4 essential items: rice, a hamburger patty, an egg, and brown gravy. I was stationed in Hawai’i for 4 years during my time in the Navy, and I had more than my share of Loco Moco. This is definitely my favorite Hawaiian plate lunch. Although it’s much better to get this to go and enjoy it on a beautiful Hawaiian beach, it’s nice to have a little bit of Hawaiiana here in Ohio.
Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat.
Add flour; stir until mixture becomes a dark brown color, 6 to 8 minutes.
Cook 1 minute.
Add beef broth, salt, and pepper to taste; bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and cook until sauce is thickened, about 20 minutes.
While the gravy is thickening, mix the ground beef, onion, salt, and pepper together.
Divide the mixture into 4 balls; flatten them into patties.
Fry the patties to the desired doneness.
Fry the eggs, sunny-side-up.
Evenly divide the rice between for plates.
Place a hamburger patty on top of the rice.
Place an egg on top of the hamburger.
Drizzle gravy over the entire dish.