Joe's Extra Special

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Skypoodle

This is a take on an original Joe's Special from San Francisco. A Joe's is one of the true San Francisco treats, like Hangtown Fry, Cioppino and sourdough french bread (try and find Rice-A-Roni in ANY San Francisco restaurant; GOOD LUCK!). Swiss Chard is the "extra" and a hearty change-up from spinach in this version. This makes a good low-carb meal choice.

Top Review by zaksdad

i spent a few of my formative years in the Bay Area, and, at that time, new joe's special was a common businessmen's lunch special at the better san francisco father brought home a recipe from one of them, and new joe's special became a rotation regular in our home, 40 years ago....this recipe captures that exact taste....i did not attempt the swiss chard - just spinach and chopped, frozen at all other aspects, i went to the letter of the recipe, and the result was outstanding...

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the olive oil over a high flame then add the ground beef.
  2. Cook until is beef almost browned, then add the garlic, mushrooms and onions. Cook until they are soft.
  3. Add the wine and heat to boiling, then the chard and stir.
  4. After the chard has wilted, add the eggs, salt and pepper. Grate a little nutmeg over the lot.
  5. Stir until the eggs are no longer runny and then remove pan from the heat.
  6. Stir in the romano cheese and serve.

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