I know the name of this dish ‘Loco Moco’ sounds very weird to Spanish speakers. The origin of the dish is in Hawaii. It was invented by Japanese-Hawaiians and has become quite popular in Hawaii and Japan. There are loads of different recipes for the gravy sauce. You can use your own gravy recipe.


4 Servings


500g Beef Mince
1/2 Onion *finely chopped
1 Egg
Salt & Pepper
Oil for cooking
4 servings Freshly Cooked Rice
4 sunny-side-up Eggs
Salad Vegetables
1 tablespoon chopped Parsley

20g Butter
1 clove Garlic *finely chopped
1/2 Onion *finely chopped
2 tablespoons Plain Flour
1 & 1/2 cups Beef Stock
1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
1 to 2 tablespoons Ketchup
Salt & Freshly Ground Black Pepper

  1. Place Beef Mince, finely chopped Onion and Egg in a mixing bowl, lightly season with Salt & Pepper, mix well and form into 4 round hamburgers.
  2. If you use only 1 frying pan, cook sunny-side-up Eggs first and transfer to a plate.
  3. Cook the hamburgers over medium heat until browned on both sides and cooked through. Transfer to a plate.
  4. Add Butter to the pan, and cook Garlic and Onion until slightly caramelised. Add Plain Flour and cook for a minute. Add Beef Stock, Soy Sauce and Ketchup, and bring to the boil. Season with Salt & Pepper as required, and cook until the sauce thickens.
  5. Place freshly cooked rice in a serving bowl, top with a hamburger, pour the sauce over, place a sunny-side-up egg, and sprinkle with Parsley and Black Pepper if you like. Serve with salad.