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Joe's Special (Little Joe's)

When other life matters are more important than what I fix for supper, I like to have a few recipes in my card file that are quick to fix, nutritious, and with ingredients I can easily keep on hand. Joe's Special, a delicious dish from San Fransisco, fits that need beautifully.
Prep Time 15 mins
Course Main Course


  • 3 Tbsp oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 lb fresh spinach, blanched, drained, & chopped OR 1 16 oz bag frozen spinach, cooked and drained
  • Salt to taste
  • Tabasco to taste (optional)
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • Parmesan or Cheddar cheese


  • Heat the oil in a large skillet, add the onion, and cook over medium heat until the onion is soft. Add mushrooms and cook until the mushroom turn soft.
  • Add the beef, mixing with the veggies and breaking it up into small bits with a fork, cooking until the redness is gone. Drain any grease.
  • Add the spinach and mix well. Stir and cook for about 3 minutes, then salt to taste.
  • Mix a dash of Tabasco with the eggs, then pour over the beef mixture and stir until the eggs are set. Remove from heat and serve, sprinkling a bit of cheese on top of each serving.