1 teaspoon (dissolved in an equal amount of water)
Egg (soft set, sunny-side up)
Lettuce (finely chopped)
Hot cooked white rice
use as much as you like
Minced beef and pork blend
Salt and pepper
a small amount
a small amount
Consommé (granules), finely ground
Tonkatsu sauce (Japanese-style Worcestershire sauce or steak sauce)
Margarine (or butter)
Mince the onion and fry in pan with a teaspoon of oil. Remove from heat and let cool. Combine the milk and panko.
Add the [A] ingredients with the ingredients from Step 1, combine until the mixture becomes whitish and sticky. Divide it in half and form into patties, pressing out any air pockets with the palm of your hands.
Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a pan and cook the patties. Brown over medium heat, use a spatula to flip, then cover the pan.
Steam the patties over medium-low heat for 7-8 minutes. When clear juices seep out of the patties, remove from heat.
In the same pan, add the [B] ingredients and cook over medium heat. Use a wooden spatula to scrape any bits stuck to the bottom of the pan.
After 3 minutes, add water and katakuriko to thicken the gravy.
Plate rice, lettuce, and the hamburger, and pour on the gravy on top. Top with a soft set sunny-side up egg.
Mix everything together and serve.
Story Behind this Recipe
Regular Loco Moco burgers break apart easily, so I added lots of onions to the patties to hold their shape. The amount of onion is half the amount of the meat, so it's a hearty dish. The gravy is thickened with katakuriko.