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Joe's Special
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Joe's Special and How to Freeze Spinach

Joe's special, a medley of ground beef, spinach and eggs, first made famous in San Francisco
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Angela Roberts


  • olive oil
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • few sprigs fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme or oregano
  • 1 bunch fresh spinach can use frozen, but must thaw and drain first
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese


  • Saute onion until softened. Add in garlic and cook for one minute.
  • Add in ground beef and stir fry with onion and garlic until cooked through.
  • Add in salt, pepper, chili flakes and herbs.
  • Add in big handfuls of spinach. If frozen using my method, just add in frozen at this point. Spinach will soften right way.
  • Add in 4 beaten eggs.
  • Continue to cook until eggs are done.
  • Season again with salt and pepper.
  • Top with parmesan cheese.

Freeze Spinach

  • Wash, dry thoroughly. This is important. Once dry, place in plastic bags, freeze.