Cooking Hawaiian Style – Wolfgang’s Loco Moco

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Traditional Hawaiian dish of rice, ground beef patty and egg with gravy. Photo: Leigh Anne Meeks.

An island favorite and iconic dish the loco moco made Wolfgang’s style with a homemade hamburger steak patty served over hot steamed rice, topped with a fried egg and smothered in rich brown gravy. Find this and 1,000’s of Hawaiian and Hawaiian-style recipes at


Loco Moco

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • ¼ cup panko flakes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ onion, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2-4 eggs, fried
  • 4 cups cooked rice

Killer Brown Gravy

  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Flour (Wondra Flour Works Best)
  • 1 Beef Bouillon Cube
  • 1 Can Beef Broth
  • Salt & Pepper To Taste
  • Splash Aloha shoyu (Soy Sauce)
  • Splash Cream or Milk (optional)

Cooking Instructions

Loco Moco

Mix ground beef, panko, eggs, salt, pepper and onion in bowl. Form into 2-4 patties. Fry hamburger patties in hot pan with 1 tablespoon oil. Cook 3-4 minutes on each side. Be sure to leave patty in pan and allow it to form a crust before flipping.

Killer Brown Gravy

In frying pan of drippings from hamburger patties, melt butter over med-high heat.

*If you don’t have drippings, I would double the amount of butter so that you have enough fat.

Once butter has melted, add flour and cook for a few minutes until the flour turns a nice light brown color.

*This adds rich flavor to the gravy.

Add bouillon cube to mixture in frying pan and smash it down into the mixture. Add Beef Broth and stir quickly as the gravy thickens and forms. Keep stirring gravy using a whisk. Add salt, pepper to taste, a splash of Aloha shoyu and a splash of milk or cream to give the gravy a nice rich flavor.


Form rice for first layer, then place cooked hamburger patty over rice. Top with gravy and place fried egg on top.

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