Joe's Special

"This can be served for brunch, dinner, or a midnight snack and should be served with sourdough toast and hot sauce. It is thought to originate in San Francisco but there are many different ideas as to who gets credit for it. This version is from Firehouse Food: Cooking with San Francisco's Firefighters"
Joe's Special created by Annacia
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  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the beef and cook, stirring to break up the meat, until it is evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the meat to a large bowl, draining and discarding the fat.
  • Return the pan to the heat and add another tablespoon of oil. Add the onion and garlic and saute until golden and translucent, about 4 minutes. Transfer to the bowl with the beef, leaving as much oil in the pan as possible.
  • Add the mushrooms to the pan, along with the remaining tablespoon of oil, if needed. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms are lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
  • Return the beef and onion to the pan with the mushrooms. Add the spinach, Worcestershire sauce, Italian seasoning, and nutmeg. Cook stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the eggs. Cook, stirring constantly, until the eggs are just set and soft-scrambled. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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  1. heather.steeves
    This was really yummy and easy and used up a lot of random ingredients I had in the house. I used 1 # ground turkey becuase that's what I had and it was plenty of meat for me and my husband. I will add a little more wrcestershire and maybe some garlic salt next time. Definitely serive with Tobasco, which made a huge difference in giving it flavor and a kick.
  2. jan5306
    I found this a bit dry. Wasn't sure if I should serve noodles, rice or pototoes with the dinner meal. Had a savory slaw, fresh tomatoes and biscuits. Not sure I would make this again.
  3. Ang11002
    YUM! I made this on Wednesday(sorry I am so late) and have to say this was awesome. I really would never of thought to put all these ingredients together but it works. Thanks cookiedog!! :)
  4. Annacia
    Joe's Special Created by Annacia
  5. Annacia
    This is a great health smart dinner. I made a single serving and used no oil at all but added the veggies (except the spinach) and let them cook in the moisture from the beef (2 oz's for me). Just before the pan got dry I added the frozen chopped spinach and it was all ready for the egg (I used Eggbeaters)at the same time. Very quick and tasty with a very small amount of fat. Even using half of the ask for beef this made quite a large serving that I had no trouble dispatching. Cookie, thanks for a keeper.



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