Nana Michelle Aloha Recipes Loco Moco Recipe

I woke up thinking about Loco Moco lol which is why this blog post is now up. For those who are not familiar with Loco Moco it is a favorite local dish here in the islands and it is not just for breakfast. If I mention to the Wildchild boys Loco Moco it doesn’t matter what meal is coming next they will ask me to make it. I have tasted lots of versions of how other people make Loco Moco but this is without a doubt the most authentic and best tasting in my humble opinion. Of course some will say the way they make is the best lol but in my house and on my blog the Wildchild boys thumbs up rating rules and they give this one a double shaka sign of love thumbs up.

Love to Aunty Jean who is in heaven now for giving me her recipe so many years ago as we sat in the park exchanging recipes and stories and laughing ourselves silly late into the night. How amazing that I became the keeper of the recipes and they remained in my mind to share with future generations and one day to end up here on a humble blog.



Nana Michelle Aloha Recipes Loco Moco Recipe

1 lb. lean ground beef (80%/20% mix)
1 lb. ground pork (You can just make it with the ground beef if you like but the pork sends it over the top of the taste charts)
10 large eggs
Bread Crumbs
Hawaiian salt (Or any kosher coarse salt) and pepper (This is where you season it to your preference. I use about a tablespoon of the salt and the fresh ground pepper and I really mix everything thoroughly with my hands)

2 tbsp. of olive oil

1 cup beef broth
All-purpose flour
1 tbsp. butter
Worcestershire sauce

1 fresh cooked pot of medium grain rice (If you have to make it healthy then go with brown rice or hapa rice which is a blend of white and brown rice together)


1) In a bowl, mix together the ground pork, ground beef, 1 cup of bread crumbs, 1 egg, salt and pepper.

2) Make 6-8 hamburger patties from this mixture. (Each Loco Moco uses 2 patties).

    3) Oil the bottom of a cast iron skillet or a heavy pan with olive oil.

4) Cook 2 of the patties in the skillet over medium heat for 3-5 minutes each side depending on how you like your burgers. (Flip it half way through the cooking process)

5) Take the burgers out of the pan (leave the pan juices from the hamburgers in the pan) and set them on a plate for at least 5 minutes. (Do not cut into the burger to see if it is done) so the flavors just settle in.

6) Make the gravy – Add one cup of beef broth to the skillet you made the hamburgers in along with one tablespoon of butter and the Worcestershire sauce.

7) Heat the broth over medium to medium low heat. Add a small amount of flour to help thicken the gravy. When it starts to get thick, remove the skillet from the heat and set aside.

8) Scoop some of the rice onto a plate and shape it so it is flat like a pancake on the plate.

9) Place the 2 burgers side by side on top of the rice.

10) In a non-stick skillet, cook 2 eggs either sunny-side-up or over-easy.

11) Place an egg on each of the burgers.

12) Pour the gravy over the eggs, burgers, and rice. (Psst this is the time to put the hot sauce if you want)

Makes 4 Loco Mocos

3 comments on “Nana Michelle Aloha Recipes Loco Moco Recipe”

  1. Oh my yum!! Loco Mocos are calling my name!!

  2. […] Nana Michelle Aloha Recipes Loco Moco Recipe. […]

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