Joe’s Special — ground beef, spinach and egg scramble, is savory, satisfying and has been a staple on every Joe’s menu in the San Francisco Bay Area.
It’s an icon in the San Francisco food industry dating back to the 1920’s. The first time I saw this on the menu at Original Joe’s restaurant in San Francisco, I thought, ewe gross. I was about 14 years old. Spinach was only something Popeye ate. And really, back then, why would a girl want to be strong to the finish?
Here’s the thing. Today is the absolute first time I ever ate Joe’s Special. I can tell you, it won’t be the last. I can’t believe how I refused to try it all those years ago. And to think I could have been strong to the finish cause I ate my spinach.
I grew up in the City by the Bay, Frisco, San Fran, Baghdad By the Bay, The City, SF, just a few of the nicknames for my beloved city.
- Serves: 4
- Serving size: 147 g
- Calories: 304
- Fat: 18.1
- Saturated fat: 8.7
- Carbohydrates: 5.7
- Sugar: 1.1
- Sodium: 509 mg
- Fiber: 1.2
- Protein: 28.3
- Cholesterol: 240 mg
- ¼ cup white onion, chopped
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- ½ tablespoon olive oil
- 8 ounces ground beef
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 large bunch of spinach
- 4 eggs
- 1 Tablespoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 pieces of bread, toasted and cut at the diagonal
- Melt 1 Tablespoon of butter and the olive oil in a skillet that has a lid, over medium heat.
- Add the chopped onions to the pan. (about 3 or 4 minutes)
- While the onion is sauteing, whisk the eggs, salt, pepper, and paprika.
- Once the onions are translucent, add the garlic and saute for 30 seconds.
- Add in the ground beef. (about 3 minutes)
- Once the beef has browned, add the cheese add the spinach.
- Cover with the lid so the spinach can wilt (about 3 minutes)
- Once the spinach has wilted, add the egg mixture.
- Stir to combine until the egg is cooked through.
- Serve with the toast
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