Joe’s Special

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This is a diner classic from San Francisco which is a good midweek dinner since it is quick and tasty, and also is a good camping dish since it needs only a skillet and a bowl.


For 4 servings

8 oz., baby spinach, well washed

2 Tbs. olive oil

1 small onion, chopped

4 cloves garlic, chopped

½ lb. ground lean beef

8 eggs, beaten

1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Salt and pepper

Hot sauce (optional)

Crusty French or Italian bread


Wet the spinach well, and cook in the skillet until wilted. Remove from the skillet. Put on paper towels and squeeze out all the liquid. Then chop well and set aside.

Pour out any water remaining in the skillet. Add the olive oil and heat the skillet to medium.   Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes until golden.  Add the garlic and cook for another minute until fragrant. Add the ground beef, break it up well and mix it with the onion and garlic, and cook until browned , about 5 minutes.

While the onion, garlic, and ground beef are cooking, combine in a bowl the spinach, beaten eggs, and Parmesan cheese.

When the onion and garlic, and ground beef are done add the spinach/egg/cheese mixture and mix with the onion/garlic/ground beef. Cook until the egg is set. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with crusty bread and the optional hot sauce.


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