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New Joe Special Recipe

Looking for an easy New Joe Special recipe? Learn how to make New Joe Special using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by michi58

Makes 1 serving



I won't get into the complete genealogy of the New Joe Special (because I cannot; it's too confusing), but the most credible tale of its origin is that it was invented late one night at San Francisco's New Joe's Restaurant to feed a hungry musician who ordered a spinach omelet but asked the chef if he could add anything to make his eggs more substantial. The chef said he had some hamburger meat left over from dinner hour. Now, all around the Bay Area, you will find menus that list Original Joes, New Joes, Baby Joes, and just plain Joes, all of which are a variation of the skillet meal that includes ground beef, spinach, and eggs. We like it at Original Joe's in San Jose (since 1956), where it is called the Joe's Special and the menu alerts customers, "We are not associated with any other 'Joe's' restaurants."

Recipe Ingredients for New Joe Special

2 teaspoons olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/3 pound lean ground beef
2/3 cup cooked spinach, drained
2 eggs, beaten

Recipe Directions for New Joe Special

  1. Heat oil over medium heat in a heavy skillet. Cook the garlic until it begins to soften, then stir in the beef and worry it as it cooks so it stays loose.

  2. When the beef is browned, push it to the side of the pan. Add the beaten eggs and spinach to the center of the pan. As the eggs begin to set, scramble them with the spinach, then stir in the beef.

  3. When the eggs are fully cooked, move the scramble from the pan to a warm plate.

  4. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve with fresh sliced tomatoes and French bread

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 271.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
496
Calories from Fat
245
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
27.2g
42%
Saturated Fat
7.6g
38%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
507mg
169%
Sodium
240mg
10%
Potassium
851mg
24%
Total Carbohydrates
2.4g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0.5g
2%
Sugars
0.8g
Protein
57.8g
Vitamin A 46% Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 9% Iron 41%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  • Very low in sugar
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in selenium
  • High in vitamin B12
  • High in zinc
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in cholesterol
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