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Hawaiian-Style Loco Moco

Hawaiian-Style Loco Moco

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.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Hawaiian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4



  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup grated onions optional
  • salt and pepper to taste

Remaining Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 4 cups cooked white rice



  1. Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat.

  2. Add flour; stir until mixture becomes a dark brown color, 6 to 8 minutes.

  3. Pour in Worcestershire sauce; stir.

  4. Cook 1 minute.

  5. Add beef broth, salt, and pepper to taste; bring to a boil.

  6. Reduce heat and cook until sauce is thickened, about 20 minutes.


  1. While the gravy is thickening, mix the ground beef, onion, salt, and pepper together.

  2. Divide the mixture into 4 balls; flatten them into patties.

  3. Fry the patties to the desired doneness.


  1. Fry the eggs, sunny-side-up.


  1. Evenly divide the rice between for plates.

  2. Place a hamburger patty on top of the rice.

  3. Place an egg on top of the hamburger.

  4. Drizzle gravy over the entire dish.