17 Reviews

I have been eating this and cooking it since the 1950's. My mother went to a restaurant in the LA area called Diamond Jim's and this was the Diamond Jim special. This was always a dinner I looked forward to, as my mom was only a mediocre cook. My children loved it as well. I usually cook the onions/garlic first. If you use frozen spinach, be sure to drain/dry well. The texture of the eggs is best if the heat isn't too high.

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motherearth44 June 22, 2013

I added cooked rice and Feta cheese-Wonderful!

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maale March 22, 2011

I made this recipe with ground turkey instead, with baby spinach, and added quinoa to make it a bit more hearty yet healthy and it was really good! Considering turkey has less sodium, I would have added more salt in hindsight, and I can see how the flavors may need more time to come out in full force so I can't wait to try the leftovers tomorrow. I will be making this one again, thx!

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Lori Alcorn January 07, 2010

A version of this recipe is one of our favourites. I usually use 4 tablespoons butter (no oil) and I add about 1/4lb sliced mushrooms that I saute with the onions and 6 eggs, instead of 4. Excellent served with sourdough bread

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Sweet PQ? October 23, 2009

This is a good one! I didn't use any oil or butter. Used Pam in skillet to brown ground beef, then I followed the recipe except to add sliced mushrooms and double the garlic. This is the first time I've used a recipe for Joe's Special but felt it was needed for more consistent results. I am very glad that you posted this recipe, my husband and I both loved it.

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Felines April 09, 2009

This was in a Sunset Basics cookbook in the 70's, and was one of our family favorites then. Try going heavy on the garlic and seasonings, and then topping with parmesan cheese to make this a five star recipe. Thanks so much for reminding us of this!

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Debbie1951 January 04, 2006

Yummy comfort food. I like to add a diced tomato or two and some rice OR garbanzo beans. This is really nice.

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sidMILB September 27, 2004

This is a family favorite. My mom's family is from San Francisco, and my grandmother went to Marine Joe's restaurant (back in the 60s) a LOT! This was a specialty Joe created, grandma got the recipe from him, and we have been eating it in my family ever since.

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Dianne G. January 20, 2016

I am not going to rate this. I used cinnamon because I didn't have nutmeg and I don't know how this affected the taste. This dish was just ok for me.

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mpumphrey1 January 16, 2014

Our family loved this! Quick, super easy, and the spices added something special without overpowering. Made exactly as directed except for throwing in a few extra eggs. Definitely will be a regular for us! Thanks so much for sharing!

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Girle January 31, 2011
Joe's Special (Ground Beef, Spinach & Eggs)