From Nic in the Gallery-
Moco Loco is one of my favorite work week meals. It’s a Hawaiian dish that consists of a hamburger served over rice and is topped with brown gravy, a fried egg and plenty of sliced green onions. It is a comforting, filling, and savory dish that feels familiar, but is definitely out of the ordinary.
If I was going to make a small portion of it, my favorite Coyote piece the Mini-Savory Pie Dish could get the job done, but I highly recommend making more Moco Loco than a single serving. The Clay Coyote Cazuela or Large Skillet would be perfect for the job.
My go to recipe for Moco Loco comes from Chef John and his Foodwishes Youtube channel.
Here is the recipe from Chef John for making two servings: (I double this to serve two very hungry people or two people with left overs for lunch the next day)
- 2 ground beef patties
- 1 pinch salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
- 1 ½ cups beef stock
- 4 teaspoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 4 teaspoons cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons ketchup
- 2 teaspoons white sugar (Optional)
- 2 drops sesame oil, or to taste
- 2 teaspoons unsalted butter, divided
- 2 tablespoons minced green onions, white and light green parts only
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups hot cooked white rice
- Season your hamburger patties with salt, pepper and cayenne, set them aside.
- Whisk together (a Whiskey bowl would work great) soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, corn starch, ketchup, sesame oil, beef stock and sugar and set aside.
- Melt some butter in your Large Skillet or Cazuela and cook your beef patties, halfway through cooking them add the sliced green onions, let them brown a bit, once they burgers are done, remove them and most of the green onions and set them aside.
- Pour your wet mixture (step 3) into your pan and deglaze all that yummy goodness. Stir and scrap your mixture until a gravy forms, then put it on low heat, just to keep it warm.
- Add butter to another pan (your time to shine Mini-Savory or Small Skillet!) and cook your eggs. I highly recommend a runny yoke that you can break into.
- Divide your hot cooked rice into two portions and put into Bowls. Put a hamburger over each portion of rice, then top that with a fried egg, gravy and green onions. (I sprinkle a little more cayenne on top).
I hope you give this Hawaiian dish a try, it really is more then its individual parts.