Loco Moco with Lentil Mushroom Gravy

The week, I am giving you a quick recipe that just sounded fun. Plus, I need to keep going through my surplus of meals. This recipe is not freezer friendly. I saw the recipe for Loco Moco on Foodwishes and I just decided to make my own version of it. If you are not familiar with Loco Moco, it’s a Hawaiian comfort food dish that is a meat patty with gravy over rice with an egg on top. Nothing complicated, but not exactly healthy. Many of the recipes I looked at were 600 to 800 calories per serving. Instead of adapting one of these recipes I decided to make my own. I’m using a leaner meat and adding lentils and veggies for fiber and vitamins. I still thinks it’s comfort food. Here are the stats:

Here is the recipe:

Loco Moco with Lentil Mushroom Gravy

Serves 2

  • Cooking Spray
  • 4 ounces ground turkey
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Freshly ground black pepper
  • large eggs
  • 1 large carrot chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
Mushroom Lentil Gravy
  • cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 8 oz. shiitake mushrooms, stems removed and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup brown lentils
  • 1 3/4 c. chicken or vegetable broth
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Heat a deep skillet over medium heat and spray with cooking spray.  Add in the carrot and bell pepper and saute until soft.

Add in the mushrooms and saute until browned.  Add in the lentils, broth and pepper and bring to a boil and reduce the heat and simmer until the lentils have broken down some, about 25 minutes.  If you want a thicker sauce, use a teaspoon of cornstarch dissolved in a tablespoon of water and add to the gravy.

Mix the ground turkey and seasons and make two, two ounce patties.  Brown the patties in a skillet over medium heat sprayed with cooking spray.  Ensure the patties reach 165F.

Remove the patties to a plate and add in the eggs and cook until done to your liking.

Place 1/2 cup of rice in a bowl, top with the patty, then the egg.  Spoon over half the gravy. Serve.


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