Joe's Special is comfort food, plain and simple, made of onion, spinach, ground sirloin and eggs. It's an old recipe that makes the type of food we like to cook today -- hearty and healthful, quick and easy. It was introduced in San Francisco in the 1920s. There are many versions of this recipe but none on this site just like this one. Serve Joe's Special as a lunch or dinner meal, but it can also be a protein-filled breakfast dish, often with hash browns and toast on the side. Recipe is from our local food writer, Jan D'Atri.