Loco Moco With Roasted Garlic Gravy. Rice, homemade roasted garlic gravy, and a burger patty served with a fried egg on top. Your new favorite way to eat a burger.
Who You Tryin’ To Get Crazy With Esse? Don’t You Know I’m Loco!
Hell yeah! Let’s get crazy! Crazy delicious, that is. Today, I’m going to teach you fine folks how to make a Loco Moco.
What’s A Loco Moco?
A Loco Moco is a Hawaiian street food that consists of rice (sometimes fried), gravy, a burger patty, and topped with a fried egg.
That Sounds Like A Great Alternative Use For Burger Meat!
Yup, and it’s a good thing that it’s Burger Month. Oh did I forget to mention it’s Burger Month? Well it’s that splendiforous time of year when we celebrate all things peaces of ground meat and good will toward carnivores. Speaking of carnivores, Girl Carnivore Kita Roberts wrangled together 146 bloggers and chefs together who each created their own burger recipe. That’s a 146 fucking burgers!
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What IS Hawaiian Food?
There’s a whole lot more to Hawaiian cuisine than ham and pineapple on your pizza. For the record, that is a horrifying combination and whoever thought that up should be murdered, dismembered, and his parts should be shipped to different corners of the globe so he may never be resurrected in some sort of black magic ritual. But, I digress. Real Hawaiian food is a combination of American, Filipino, and Japanese food cultures that meld together into an amazing Frankencuisine. With such amazing concoctions as Spam Musubi, Mochiko Chicken, and poke bowls. But today, boys and girls, I present to you the Loco Moco.
This loco moco recipe adds another layer of umami to another already epic meal by adding roasted garlic to the gravy.
I made the roasted garlic gravy recipe in a separate post because honestly, this gravy is so damn good that you’ll want to put it on everything. Your turkey and mashed potatoes are going to be epic this Thanksgiving. Making the gravy is the hardest part of the loco moco recipe and it’s not even all that difficult.
Is Grinding Your Own Meat Worth It!
Next thing you need are burger patties. You COULD use store bought patties, but honestly they pale in comparison to grinding your own meat. I’m a huge advocate for this and it’s a lot easier than it sounds. I’ve got a whole tutorial on how to grind your own.
With your burger meat ground and your gravy made you can begin assembling your loco moco. Put on a pot of rice. I prefer Japanese sticky rice for the recipe. While the rice cooks, generously salt and pepper your burger patties and toss them into a hot skillet.
I love my cast iron skillet from Lodge. I can heat it to an extremely high heat for that perfect sear without any of those non stick carcinogens.
Sear until they’re done to your preference. I prefer mine rare – medium rare so you can taste that meaty goodness. At the same time, fry an egg sunny side up.
When the rice is ready, which should only take 15 minutes, pile some rice on a plate. Make a small indent in the rice and pour in some gravy. Add a burger patty and a fried egg. It’s completely optional but you can garnish with some chopped scallions.
That’s it. You will now be able to experience what I experienced when I broke that egg yolk and it poured all over the burger patty and mixed with the gravy. So freakin’ good.
This recipe requires a little something special. Here’s a list of what you will need:
Loco Moco With Roasted Garlic Gravy. Rice, homemade roasted garlic gravy, and a home ground burger patty served with a fried egg on top. Your new favorite way to eat a burger 😉
1CupJapanese Sticky Rice
1QuartRoasted Garlic Gravy*
1PoundFresh Ground Beef Burger Patties**
Chopped Scallions for Garnish
Cook rice according to the directions on the package.
While the rice cooks, sear the burger to your preference of doneness. For medium-rare cook 2-3 minutes on each side.
As the burgers sear, fry the eggs sunny side up. In a separate skillet heat a tablespoon of butter over medium heat. Carefully the break eggs into the skillet, and cook until the whites are just set on top and the yolks are still runny, about 2 minutes. Cover and cook for 1 more minute. Transfer the eggs with a spatula to a plate line with paper towels to sop up any extra grease.
To assemble, pile some rice on a plate and make a small dent in the pile. Pour some gravy into dent and add the burger patty. Top with a fried egg.