Joe’s Special

Has anyone ever heard of a Joe’s Special before? I hadn’t until Pinterest. Apparently, it is a dish that originated in San Francisco. It is scrambled eggs with ground beef, spinach, and mushrooms. I LOVE it for meal prep and just a general quick meal that can be eaten any time of day. Packed with veggies and protein, it is a dish many can enjoy while striving for weight management. Plus, it can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. You’ll want to bookmark this one! The following recipe is adapted from Are you looking for other simple yet satisfying recipes like the Joe’s Special? Check out all of Revolution Health’s recipes here!


·  2 tablespoons unsalted butter

·  8 ounces crimini mushrooms, sliced

·  1 teaspoon salt, divided

·  6-ounce bag (8 cups) baby spinach

·  1 pound (85 to 95%) lean ground beef

·  ¼ teaspoon onion powder

·  ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

·  1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

·  1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

·  6 large eggs

·  1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce

·  Whole Wheat Wrap (or whatever wraps you like) to serve


Melt the butter in a large (12-inch) skillet over medium heat. Add the mushrooms into the skillet in a single layer and leave them alone, without stirring, until they begin to brown, about five minutes. Add the spinach to the skillet, stirring it into the mushrooms for a couple of minutes so that it wilts and reduces in volume. Add ½ teaspoon salt, onion powder, and garlic powder.

When the spinach has just barely wilted, transfer everything from the skillet to a large, shallow serving bowl.

Add the ground beef to the empty skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle the pepper, nutmeg, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt over top. Cook the beef, breaking it up with your spatula into crumbles for about 8-10 minutes, or until there is no trace of pink.

Transfer the cooked beef to the serving bowl with the sautéed vegetables. Pour off any fat still in the pan, leaving just a thin film to cook the eggs. (Add a teaspoon of cooking oil or butter if the pan seems dry.)

Return the pan to the stove and reduce the heat to medium-low. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the eggs with Tabasco, just until thoroughly combined.

Pour the eggs into the skillet, and scramble just until the curds are barely wet and beginning to break apart, stirring often, for about five minutes.

Add the cooked beef and vegetables back to the skillet, breaking up the eggs into bite-sized pieces and stirring everything together until evenly combined.

The Joe’s Special is best served hot, with bread alongside, in a wrap, or all on its own!