I was first introduced to this tasty dish when I was just a child. My parents would take us to dinner in San Francisco to the famous Original Joe’s. I remember my dad ordering two distinct dishes that as I child I never saw anywhere else. One was Joe’s Special – a wonderful mix of ground beef, onion, spinach, and egg; and the other was zabaglione – a dessert of whipped egg yolks, sugar, and marsala wine. Honestly, as a child I did not understand either one!
Well, as an adult I can say that Joe’s Special has become one of my favorite go-to dinners because one) it is easy; two) it is healthy; and three) it is simply delicious! Even my kids gobble it up – something I would not do as a child simply because the spinach and onions scared me away. And what’s more? It is totally budget friendly! This is a cheap meal for sure! What’s not to love?!??
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
- 8 oz. ground beef
- 1 (10-oz.) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry in paper towels
- 8 eggs, lightly beaten
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- ¼ cup finely grated Parmesan