I first made San Francisco Joe’s Special, a skillet dish of ground beef, spinach and eggs 11 years ago! And I’ve made it many times since. I have used frozen spinach but usually use fresh, and usually when I’ve bought the big bag of spinach at Costco.
I’ve varied the seasonings a bit, lately adding Worcestershire rather than just salt. Some people skip the Parmesan cheese on top but I like it.
San Francisco Joe’s Special
- 2 Tbs oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 3/4 – 1 pound of ground beef
- a good splash of Worcestershire sauce
- 1 pound fresh spinach, steamed or blanched, and chopped you could use frozen of course
- 4 eggs, lightly beaten
- a dash or two of Tabasco sauce
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Bring a large pot of water to boil. When it boils add the spinach and cook just 1 minute, stirring. Then drain by pouring into a colander. When it’s cool enough to handle, pick up handfuls and squeeze out the excess water. Roughly chop the drained spinach.
- Heat the oil and cook the onion and garlic until softened. Add the ground beef and brown it as you break it up into small pieces.
- When the meat is cooked, add the spinach and cook a few minutes. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper to taste.
- Mix together the eggs and Tabasco, then pour into the meat and spinach mixture, stirring until the eggs are set.
- Pour the whole thing out onto a platter and top with the Parmesan.