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Loco Moco Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Momma

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
FOR THE KOREAN BURGERS:
16 oz ground beef (at least 80/20 fat content - we use 75/25 grass fed beef from Whole Foods)
1 tbsp low sodium tamari (or low sodium soy sauce can be substituted)
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp mascobado sugar (or brown sugar can be substituted)
1 tbsp chili paste
1 medium clove garlic
1/2 inch nob ginger

FOR THE SHIITAKE GRAVY:
8 oz shiitake mushrooms
6 tbsp butter or ghee
1 medium clove garlic, minced
4 tbsp all purpose flour (we used gluten free)
2 cups beef stock
2 tbsp low sodium tamari
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp mascobado sugar (optional)

FOR SERVING:
steamed rice
fried eggs
chopped green onions for garnish

Directions:
Directions:
Start by steaming your rice in a rice cooker or on the stove
Prepare the meat seasoning by adding tamari, fish sauce, sugar, & chili paste to a mixing bowl, stirring well to combine
Mince the garlic and ginger into the mixing bowl with a microplane zester, stir to combine
Add ground beef to seasonings in mixing bowl, using your hands to evenly distribute the seasoning into the ground beef - once well combined, shape the seasoned meat into three 1/3 lb. patties & refrigerate until ready to cook

FOR THE GRAVY:
Slice the shiitake mushrooms into thin slices
Melt 2 tbsp butter or ghee in a medium saucepan
Cook shiitakes over medium heat, stirring often until nicely browned - add in the minced garlic & cook with the mushrooms for about 1 minute - remove from heat & reserve mushrooms & garlic in a bowl for later
In the now empty pan, melt 4 tbsp butter or ghee - once melted add in 4 tbsp flour, stir & cook over medium heat, stirring continuously until the roux has turned a nice golden brown color
Add in the beef stock stirring continuously until the gravy is smooth
Add in the tamari, fish sauce & sugar, stir to combine
Add the shiitakes & garlic to the gravy, stir to combine - keep the gravy hot over low heat until ready to serve.

FOR THE BURGERS
Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium high heat until pan is starting to smoke - place the patties in the pan and cook over medium heat for 3 minutes on each side - (start frying your eggs after you flip the burgers to cook on the other side)

BRING IT ALL TOGETHER:
Add a pile of hot steamed rice to each plate, top with gravy, burger patty, fried egg & garnish with green onions

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
3
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
15 minutes

 

 

 

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